The shapes of stories: from Vonnegut to big data

The most famous rejected Masters thesis Kurt Vonnegut (1922-2007) was a brilliant American author best known for his novel Slaughterhouse Five. Before his literary fame, he entered in to the University of Chicago’s anthropology Master’s program but never finished. Vonnegut submitted two Master’s theses that were both, unfortunately, rejected. In one thesis, he presented the idea that stories… Read More The shapes of stories: from Vonnegut to big data

Another book in the wall: what I have learned as a debut fiction writer

Newsflash for the uninitiated: for most writer’s, the biggest challenge is getting our work published. While perfecting plot, pacing, realistic dialogue, world building, and writing rich characters all pose their challenges, the real hurdle is marketing your work to prospective publishers. I am a published author with two academic books and about 100 research papers in leading mathematics… Read More Another book in the wall: what I have learned as a debut fiction writer