Block by Block -- At TWB's Core Second Edition


As most who follow our blog know, the Steem Creator’s conference in Toronto was fantastic. The Writers’ Block was represented by four key members: @gmuxx, @rhondak, @jasonbu, and @shadowspub. Interestingly, Jason and Shadows are both Ontario natives. They did a great job making us non-natives feel right at home.

So who are these two powerhouse Steemians who move and shake things inside TWB? Let’s find out a little more about them—what makes them tick, and what they envision for the future of fiction on the blockchain.

@jasonbu

Jason was born in Ontario, Canada. He eventually settled in Waterloo with his wife of 26 years, who he met in high school. Two of their sons are in University and the other is ready to start high school. The family’s black Golden-Doodle has no immediate plans for further education.

After a stint in the military, Jason remains in the Reserves and is active in veteran servers on Discord as well as a moderator at The Writers’ Block. He’s been on Steem for more than a year and writing fiction for 15 years, typically sci-fi or historical. With his degree in Computer Science and work experience that includes ten years with Microsoft, he was the ideal candidate to serve as Project Coordinator for Wordrow, our creatives front-end site for the blockchain. He currently works in the IT department of a Toronto financial institution.

@shadowspub

Shadows lives about a hundred miles from Ontario with Dawn and Fawnya, her two very spoiled but loving kitties who regularly help co-host her weekly streaming show, PYPT, or Pimp Your Post Thursday. In our opinion, Shadows is one of the best forum moderators in the Steem universe. She also hosts a monthly witness chat in the Steemit Ramble, one of the most well-attended and active witness chats on the platform.

Very active in her local Legion, Shadows has a strong sense of community and brings that to bear in the various Discords where, more often than not, she serves in some type of moderator capacity. She’s also a strong writer, both nonfiction and fiction. Her minimalistic style is powerful and evocative. We consider ourselves very fortunate to have such a dynamic curator and force for good in our midst.

We believe our vision at The Writers’ Block for producing/marketing both article and novel-length work is revolutionary. We believe we have everything we need to impact and change small press publishing at the most fundamental level. We believe content is king. We believe quality matters. And we believe Steem is the most innovative and utilitarian cryptocurrency in existence.





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Great project! I will make a point to come visit on discord more often. I have been published by one of the big five, but that was some time ago and the momentum later evaporated in endless committee meetings...

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Look forward to seeing you.

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I got curious and peeked over at your page and did not see any writing-related post. :(

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Ah, sorry about that - internet personas tend to split among different interests. But I'll come along to discord, although not a huge amount of time apart from weekends. Were you looking for anything in particular re writing?

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Thanks for replying. I’m not actually on the TWB Server, but a fan of shadows PYPT work. I’m always looking for interesting people, so since you’ve been published by a big 5, I was curious about what genre you wrote. Let me check out this profile instead. :)

EDIT: Just checked. Science....mathematician...

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Yes, though main interest is the history of the mathematical sciences - more recently, the physics of neuroscience :-)

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Oh hang on, the physics of neuroscience? I swore I wasn’t going to get interested in another comment —busy today—but I missed the neuroscience bit earlier. I blanked out at the word ‘physics’. So point me at something that you wrote about the topic please...? I’m again curious.
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I'm not sure I've written any long articles recently; some shorter ones at @aakom, and you may be interested in this link.

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Thank you. :)

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Great Idea! The Place- Steemit!
Are you involving more Steemians?? I just volunteered

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Sure, the more the better!

Lovely to see @shadowspub feature. I also agree, she’s a wondeful writer and I enjoy her PYPT sessions.

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She really is lovely. I had the pleasure of meeting her in Toronto last month.