I've finally gotten a structure figured out for this blog: On Mondays, I'll be posting something that I find inspiring, whether as a writer, an artist, or a Carpe Annumer. Yes, that is a thing now. I just made it a thing. On Wednesdays, I will post something pertaining to my learning curve as a … Continue reading What is Precious, is Never to Forget.
I have decided that I will share a portion of each week's writing on Fridays, in order to spur me on to actually write something worth reading. Well, I suppose you readers will be the judge of what is worth reading in the end, but that's another whole kettle of fish. So this is a … Continue reading The Existence of Kites and Souls.
And boy, is she loving it! (Actually, I'm not sure my muse is a she... muses shouldn't be limited by gender in this enlightened age, now should they? I bet my muse is a Shakespeare-quoting British Hottie--ahem!--Gentleman.) The inspiration has come from all sorts of random places today. I decided to write about an … Continue reading I Brought my Muse on Vacation.
“That is part of the beauty of all literature. You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you’re not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong.” -- F. Scott Fitzgerald I discovered this quote on good old Tumblr (You can find me here, if you're interested), and I couldn't restrain myself from whisper-shouting, "YES!!!" … Continue reading The Beauty of All Literature.
I know this has nothing to do with writing, but it's a subject that is very nearly tearing my heart out, and I would like to spread the word: On the 21st of June, China will begin celebrating the Yulin Dog Meat Eating Festival. While that in and of itself is rather horrible, the brutality … Continue reading Yulin “Festival” of Brutality.
The writing has not been going well this week. I tried to handle my short-circuiting brain by barricading myself in my room, saying, "You can't do anything fun until your characters do something interesting." I ended up with two wasted days, and a lot of wasted paper. Today I said, "Well, heck, I'm doing … Continue reading A Change of Scene.
On May 25th, I turned twenty-four years old. I also got myself a motto for the year: Carpe Annum. If you have never watched Dead Poet's Society, there is something wrong with you. Go watch it. What? Did I just type that? I meant to type, If you have never watched Dead Poet's Society, I'm riffing off … Continue reading Carpe Annum.
Having never blogged before, I don't really know how this will end up, but at the moment my loose plan is to write weekly posts about my writer's learning curve, and throw in some random things that I find inspiring, whether they be books, songs, poems, or gloriously artsy music videos.