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I don't have a long note for you today. I hope you've had a lovely weekend so far and I hope you enjoy the items listed below:
📝A List of Interesting Things
🎧 Travel by Bullet by John Scalzi - This is the 3rd book in the Dispatcher series. This is an Audible original, and I highly recommend you listen to the whole series in order. Zachary Quinto is the narrator, and I don’t have to tell you how talented he is.
Here’s the deal with the Dispatcher series - We live in a new world where if someone is killed, they usually come back to life. To do this, there are professionals called Dispatchers who take lives to save them and offer those close to death a second chance. Tony Valdez is one such Dispatcher.
No one understands the rules of death and dying entirely, and there are risks involved with dispatching. Tony finds himself working for hospitals, which is the norm, but he also gets tangled up in a police investigation or two.
The best part about this is Tony is a good and logical character. It’s so interesting to see the story through this character’s eyes.
You should absolutely read/listen to these and let me know what you think.
🤖 AI Tools for Writing - there has been a lot of buzz around artificial intelligence in the running community for a few years now. The AI tools available to us now are pretty sophisticated. I am of the opinion that they do not replace writers, but they can assist writers. I'm going to leave a list here of some of the AI tools that I have been using to expand on my ideas, test, plot, points, and generate more and different ideas and concepts in my writing. Even if you are AI-averse, you might find it fun to play around with these tools.
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Until next time, friends,