Authors

How do I Know if I’ve Succeeded?

As an up and coming author, your biggest question will always be “When?” When will I land an agent? When will my book find a publisher? Or, in the even […]

Authors

Writing is Fun (I’m Serious)

When you begin your winding journey to become a professional writer, one lesson hits you particularly hard. It’s something troubling, particularly because it’s something that has always been there, but you […]

Books

On the widespread use of swearing in kids’ shows.

John Horne is a new contributor to Mr. Horne’s Book of Secrets. He has a Ph.D in marine biology from James Cook University and writes a variety of genres.   […]

Philosophy

Putting it to Words

The effable is preferable to the ineffible. -Primo Levi Things You can Learn from a Guava Fruit There is a school of thought that decries the physical world, the idea […]

Authors

Hand. Writing.

When building a blog, you quickly come to realize that your chosen subject has many facets. Some facets are big and paradigm-changing. Some facets are small but still pertinent because they […]

Authors

Blocks

Becoming a writer has been an eye opening experience for me, in many ways. I never appreciated all the work that went into writing a book until I actually did […]

Movies

Getting Ready

Short post this week. I have been thinking more about how one could theoretically automate the process of writing a book. A Model Based on 3D Exploration Computer graphics has […]

Books

Can a Robot Write a Book?

Gotta get this next chapter written before my batteries run out. And my laptop’s almost out of power, too. Welcome back to Mr. Horne’s Book of Secrets. Our subject today is a […]

Movies

How I Knew Zootopia was Going to be a Good Movie

This is not a review of Zootopia. And before you get the wrong idea, let me reiterate: this is not a review of Zootopia. I don’t really do a lot of movie […]