I am a fiction author and essayist, specializing in speculative fiction, human uplift, and all things geek. Visit my website at ryandoskocil.com.

Hint: they don’t involve writing

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The Struggle is Real


What imagined worlds teach us about setting, place, and atmosphere

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Setting, Place, and Atmosphere


And what to do with the overwhelm of feedback

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Why Workshop?


The case for lifelong learning

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Education Matters


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Hint: it requires some whittling

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Photo by Raul Barrios on Unsplash

The Shape Underneath


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Reading Diminished

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