Tag Archives: writing

Dilly-Dally

There are several species of writer’s block, and the average writer has tasted each variety at one time or another. There’s procrastination (that virginal dread of the sullied manuscript to come that will replace the beautiful yet vague image in the mind of what the piece might have otherwise been), there’s laziness (consummate sloths, they storytellers be), […]

I Live

Was reminded by a friend of mine that I have a blog, and so I will begin adding content to it again, if only to keep it somewhere fresher in Google’s heuristics. I’ve been reticent about blogging: 25% because the internet has moved on and the blog format itself is semi-dead in favor of Tumblrized matrices of […]

Horror – The Unresolution

In response to: http://www.teemingbrain.com/2012/11/12/to-suffer-this-world-or-illuminate-another-on-the-meanings-of-horror/#comment-179778   I agree with most of this article, save for a few points. Firstly, I think that Ligotti’s answer is a cop out, or at least a retreat from the true heart of the question. His answer to “why horror” seems to be “because people want to know that other people feel […]

Experimenting With Writing

Whoo! Been a while since I’ve been on here. I’ve still got two monster-big blog posts in the hopper that I’m not sure what to do with, along with a handful of other side projects. It’s getting close to planting season here in Missouri, so that’ll be occupying some of my time once I get […]

Teen Films 2014: Rebels Without A Cause (a.k.a. Future Nazis of the Western World)

I started this wanting to experiment with writing in a philosopher-style voice; as a result, here’s ~1,250 words of self-important navel-gazing. Sorry. -Management I recently tweeted a commonality I had noticed between several of the teen-focused films releasing next year, and I wanted to elaborate on my thoughts a little. First, a quick look at the […]

Interactive Fiction, Authorial Autoasphyxia, and Twitter

1-IF I had no idea, as of yesterday, that text-based adventure games are still being developed today, that there are annual awards given, and that most of these games are available for free online. I learned all this because it’s the closest genre to my current novel-esque project: “interactive fiction”. More recent IF games feature complex, […]

“Being” a Writer

I was watching Amanda Palmer “Connecting the Dots”. She asked writers “when did it first feel like you were a writer?” (Or something like that.) She said the most common answer–what I would intuit as the closest thing to a “correct” answer–is when the writer was told that their work moved someone. And that really […]

On Diction

Always kill before you murder, murder before you assassinate and if you absolutely must assassinate, pray no one sees you doing it. (“Kill”, from the Old English cwellan, also has phonetic connections to Old Norse, and has a bit of that Anglo-Saxxon oomph to it. “Murder” has a much longer and storied history, but it […]

Blognews

First half of Chris Hecker’s GDC 2013 rant has led me to a revised method of producing content for my blog. While I’m still working on getting short stories into submission, it’s becoming clear that I’m working too slow to stay on target. Same goes for poems; I’m too reticent to write them. Theoretically, if I […]

Scheduling

So, based on my free time, here’s all the stuff I want to do with my blog and how I’m going to try to cram it all into my daily life: Monday Tuesday Wednesday FEATURES: Blog: Walden Poem Poem Ginsberg LS Poem BEHIND THE SCENES/PREP: -Movie Night -Exercise/Gardening -Groceries -House-work -Home projects -Exercise/Gardening -NO INTERNET […]