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Don't Just Bleed. Hemorrhage.

Someone once asked me what writing was all about. I was tempted to answer in superlatives of prose – a fulfilling reverie, a cathartic epiphany, a literary orgasm that leaves you happily spent. 448 more words

Newbie Writers

The 4 Personas of a Compelling Character

Bruce Wayne isn’t always the Dark Knight. The Man of Steel sometimes masquerades as a bumbling reporter. And the main characters in our own stories won’t be the same from one scene to the next. 647 more words

Creative Writing

NaNoWriMo is Coming!

So it turns out that I have been rather bad at updating a blog blog.  After a crazy August and September I’m back in October because of something very exciting (and arguably frightening) that is coming up in about three weeks: National Novel Writing Month 2014. 486 more words


How to Generate Killer Story Concepts

When I first started writing I had a few story ideas I thought were pretty good. As I mentioned in a previous blog post, one of the things that held me back was not wanting to mess up those ideas. 454 more words

Creative Writing

On how writers don't psychologize their characters for the reader anymore:

“By the time we get to James Joyce, the author is on his own, floundering around in the thoughts of various unsavory characters. He finds himself in the middle of a world apparently without comment.” -Flannery O’Connor, on how authors no longer do the work for you. 7 more words

On Writing

Writing Without Senses

I’ve been thinking about the senses. More specifically, I’ve been thinking on the sense of sight. I recently dug up some old characters. Characters that I never really got the chance to do anything with. 480 more words