Justine Larbalestier’s Font Question

Justine Larbalestier was confused about why you would care what font you wrote something in. There are some very good comments but this is what I had to say:

For the most part any font you can read will do. But a lot of authors do talk lot about the experience of writing. Some find writing in certain places make it more enjoyable or even helps them produce a different quality of work. Lot of authors yearn to write a novel on an old typewriter to get the feel of how those old timey writers did it. I posit that the font you chose can have a similar effect. Perhaps if you like listening to music to set your mood you might want to chose a font that better reflect the type of mood you are trying to give. Some fonts are contemporary and some classic. Some are airy and light while some are dark and foreboding. I'm not saying it will get you any different results but enough authors seem to talk about setting up the experience of writing that it must have some effect for some people.

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Dead Pool: Sconex.com

As of today Sconex.com is officially dead. I designed and built user interfaces for Sconex for full year before moving on to Sugarloot, which currently still resolves to an IP adress.

Unlike most web designers who jump from project to project I tend to spend large amounts of time on a site and it’s sad too see one go. Sconex had a lot of rough design edges but there was a lot of great work I put in there. I’m still happy with how you could make a quiz. It was simple and intuitive. And the front page was pretty hot too.

It usually good to keep your portfolio fresh though and I guess now’s as good a time as any to trim mine down.

Finished: Lirael: Daughter of the Clayr by Garth Nix

I just finished Lirael: Daughter of the Clayr by Garth Nix and wanted to repost my review here:

I have 2 issues with these books. Part of my problem with these books is that both Mogget and the Disreputable Dog are basically deus ex machina. God like characters that explain nothing, know everything and fix all problems and because of that all agency is taken away from the main characters. YA books should be about giving agency to teens and Garth Nix just refuses to do that.