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One Story Down: Eleven To Go

Published: 2 years ago


Greetings human šŸ¤–. Welcome to Tuesday! It’s that day when you get the Robot Skidmore electronic mail newsletter in your internet inbox.

What I’m Writing

My latest story, New New York is done! Well, mostly done. It’s almost 1400 words long, so about a 5 min read. It’s all written, and now I’m editing it. Gotta make sure I’m all grammar compliant. I’m making good progress on that, and I expect to send out the finished story by the end of the week.
So, šŸ‘€ watch your inbox like a hawk!
I’m also super excited about the new story coming up. I’m calling it Temple in the Sky It’s centered around the construction of the first temple, not on the surface of the Earth. I think I’ve got some good ideas for it. It will be another shorter story shooting again for 1500 - 2000 words.
As a newsletter subscriber, you get exclusive access to this new story as well!

What I’m Learning

Not as much research for story writing this week.
I finished an excellent non-fiction book that significantly influenced my last story. It’s called Dedicated, and it’s all about going deep and lasting long in a world that is shallow on endurance. I’d highly recommend it. This is one I’ll be teaching to my kids as they are growing up.

What I’m Reading

I finished the first book in the Revelation Space series (It’s titled Revelation Space). It was as good as I remembered. I would recommend it. Now I’m on to the second book, Redemption Ark. This one has started just as good. The universe Alastair Reynolds has built is full of interesting concepts and characters.
For example, much of Redemption Ark is focused on a group of people called conjoiners. They are heavily augmented by technology and share thoughts and experiences, which makes for some interesting story points. If you have not read this series, I recommend it.

Well, that’s all for this week. See you next Tuesday.

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Rob Skidmore writes science fiction stories about being human. Raised in rural Western New York, he now lives with his beautiful wife in Utah. They have four kids whose initials spell HOME. By day he's a software engineer. By night he's exhausted. Every door in their basement is painted with a Disney-themed mural. His claim to fame is that he was an All-American and the 2004 New York state champion in the 400m hurdles in high school.

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