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Memory and Storytelling

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Our only truth is narrative truth, the stories we tell each other and ourselves—the stories we continually recategorize and refine. — Oliver Sacks, The River of Consciousness, page 121 Our memories are not static. Each time we reach for one, we refresh and form new neuron connections, in fact changing the memory itself via our contemplation of it. Like Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle — we can observe a particle’s momentum or its position but not both simultaneously — each time we recall a particular event, we change it due to that recollection. After the mental touch, the memory is no longer the same. And this is true not just in some metaphorical sense, but in a real, tangible, physical way — the act of recall alters the neuron structures forever! And yet we eagerly recollect our favorite memories, and we just as eagerly try to forget the painful ones (and the very act of thinking of those painful memories makes them that much stronger, that much more connected and integrated into our neural memory networks). Social groups have always been aware of this property of memory. Cultures are molded out of stories, songs, epics, ballads, and now memes that bind us…

Surviving Dystopia

Surviving Dystopia

The summer is officially over — school has started up again. If you feel trapped in a dystopian world, you are not alone! Misery and survival are best accompanied by a fine story of even more suffering and endurance. Authors of such fine tales know this and we’ve come together to gift our readers a few of our dark stories. Click the link and claim your book(s). And as always, if you love a story, please let the writer know and tell the world by leaving a review. Thank you very much and happy reading!

The Indie Academy eBook Kindle Unlimited Giveaway

THE INDIE ACADEMY’S AUGUST KINDLE UNLIMITED PROMOTION

There are many people in this world that are helping independent writers (writers without a publisher) to promote their work. Some charge money for such promotions, but a few run such promotions free to the author. I’m very grateful to be included in The Indie Academy’s August Kindle Unlimited Promotion! Check out this amazing group of authors and books. From August 21st to the 28th, these books will be available for free on Kindle Unlimited. If you don’t have an account, you can sign up for a free trial here. Not only is The Indie Academy running this amazing promotion, it has also sweetened the deal: Enter here to win a $5 Amazon gift card! So thank you very much for looking and for reading! And as always, if you like a story, please leave a review!

Science Fiction Summer

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Have you gotten your summer readings yet? Well, here’s a large collection of science fiction from indie authors from all over the world. Pick one, pick them all — they are all free for a limited time. And if you like a book, please make sure to leave a review — indie authors live and die but your good words. Thank you and happy reading! Grab as many books as you like and tell a friend!