Ahh. pirates.  From the Barbary Coast to the Caribbean, from English privateers to modern-day Somalian kidnappers, the modern world has a thick history of stealing from the legitimate to line one’s own coffers.  Some of this has been romanticized, to the point where we not only dress up as pirates in late October but in mid-September, and […]

How to win

I apologize in advance for those who have just lost the game, whether it is due to this entry’s title or its opening line. NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month, though at this point national borders are completely irrelevant) is an annual gathering of authors and would-be authors from all over the world in the month […]