Monthly Archives: May 2013

Diminshing Returns

As a kid, there was a boy named Cole in my group of friends and he was a far better athlete than the rest of us. Cole was fast, he had endurance, he was strong, and he was successful in … Continue reading

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Ways I Procrastinate

I excel at procrastination. Seriously, if it were a college major I would have an honorary degree. The problem is my procrastination is focused. I never procrastinate at my job, paying bills, or doing things for my friends, I only procrastinate writing. … Continue reading

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A Short Post about Syntax

When you are reading, do you ever come across a phrase or paragraph and you think “that was awkward.”? Or you get lost in the words? It is because the syntax isn’t cutting it. In storytelling, syntax has two roles. … Continue reading

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Objectivism and Writing

Rand’s philosophy of Objectivism is widely debated. For those who haven’t read any of Rand’s work, Objectivism is the idea that selfishness is the most progressive and beneficial outlook. For the sake of argument, try and separate the negative connotations that go … Continue reading

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Don’t Play Stupid

I was never one for chores. Especially as a kid, there was no getting me to do anything. My trademark was using literal interpretations to be a pain in the ass. My mom would ask me to take out the … Continue reading

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Define the Enemy

Why am I not writing? My current project is a journal-style story about a dead man by his killer, an idea I am really excited about. So why am I writing this blog post instead of writing that story? Fear. A little bit … Continue reading

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Knowing Your Place: Establishing Your Role as the Narrator

I give advice on writing fairly often, sometimes on writing forums, sometimes at group workshops. There is one piece of advice I find myself giving out far more often than anything else, which is “You need to know your place … Continue reading

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