"...has he the possibilities of growth that would make a lifetime with him seem attractive? These things don’t appear later—they are either there latently or they will never be there at all." -F. Scott Fitzgerald When was the last time you sat down and enjoyed a book about a protagonist who is set in their … Continue reading Attractive Lifetimes.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYEDA3JcQqw I happen to think that, when done right, music videos are one of the most perfect art forms. I mean, they have everything. This one here is still one of my absolute favorites. I'd like to write a story with this aesthetic. That dancing samurai, though.
Writing a book is a lot of things. Fun and hard work. Terrifying and exhilarating. Time-consuming and all-absorbing. So if you are yet to take the plunge, or you are part way through the process, or you’ve just started the next book, don’t forget to make the most of these Stages of Awesomeness. They are… via … Continue reading Tips from Other People, Part Two.
"What matters in life is not what happens to you but what you remember and how you remember it." -Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Living to Tell the Tale This is important. It may be an oversimplification, but it is important. Yes, things happen that shouldn't happen. Injustice is a real part of our broken world. But … Continue reading How You Remember.
Hey guys! A whole week has gone by, and I'm still breathing. In fact, I discovered a new exercise that I can totally do, even when times are rough. Write hundred-word stories. Come on, even at our worst, we can write a hundred words, right? Or if that's too much, try fifty. The exact word … Continue reading Tiny Stories.
Directive Robert Frost Back out of all this now too much for us, Back in a time made simple by the loss Of detail, burned, dissolved, and broken off Like graveyard marble sculpture in the weather, There is a house that is no more a house Upon a farm that is no more a farm … Continue reading Lost Enough to Find Yourself.
When I was little, I would occasionally have meltdowns. As did most of us, I'm guessing. One of the things I remember most distinctly is how my mom would stand calmly in front of me and simply say "Breathe." Of course, I didn't really appreciate that at the time. My thoughts were usually something along … Continue reading Breathing through the Meltdown.
I'm really into listening to Old English at the moment. Maybe it's due to the fact that I'm reading The Hobbit for the first time (Nope, I never read it as a kid. I know, horrible, right?), or maybe it's just because I'm a nerd. At some point I'd like to give the language a … Continue reading Rambling about a Dead Language.