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Why I’m not nostalgic for the 80s

This post is inspired by a typo. When someone talked about being nostalgic for the 1980s even though she didn’t grow up during that time, I replied: As someone who spent my 20s in the 80s, they all that great. — Matthew Arnold Stern (@maswriter) June 11, 2018 Oops. So am I or am I …

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The joy of primary sources

If you’ve done research, you’re familiar with primary sources. Reading first-hand accounts, viewing artifacts, and visiting the places you write about can help you bring a story to life. As I cleaned out our garage recently, I came across some of my old Amiga stuff. One was an issue of Amiga World magazine that published a …

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Technology and “adult entertainment”

The following post contains adult themes and links to NSFW content. When I went to my first CES in 1984, I heard stories of an “Adult Entertainment Pavilion.” I didn’t go because I had booth duty and mixed feelings about “adult entertainment” because of my father. My hornier coworkers came back with excited tales of …

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How (and why) I finally got Freiburg, Germany into a novel

It has been three years since I last went to Freiburg, Germany. Since then, I’ve been trying to find a way to get that southwestern German city into a novel. After some trial and error, I finally did. Freiburg is in Amiga. Here’s how and why (with some minor spoilers ahead).

Fun a Day Reseda – The Amiga beta is here!

Well, that didn’t take long. I now have a draft of the second novel I wrote in 2016 ready for feedback from beta readers. (To answer your first bit of feedback: Yes, the cover will be improved. This is just a temporary for the ePub version.) So, what’s Amiga and the Amiga all about?

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