Many moons ago I lived on the west side of my hometown, which at the time wasn’t as rough of a neighborhood as it is now. It was filled with middle class, hard-working factory types. Men and women who got up everyday, went to work with the lunch bucket and then came home. I won’t
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When people hear that I’m a writer I get a varied amount of reactions. Usually the first few questions are pretty simple, so I’ll go through them here that way if we ever meet you’ll know the answer to them and we can move onto other topics. Q: What kind of stories do you write?
If you’ve crawled around the net this morning you’ve probably already seen the white mask commonly known as the Guy Fawkes mask, synonymous now with the hacker group Anonymous. This mask calls back to V for Vendetta, a movie from recent history where one revolutionary man stood up against a tyrannical British government and
Writing is by its very nature hard, yet it is also simple provided you don’t get in your own way. I find the easiest times for me to start writing is when I’ve done little to prepare myself for the act itself. As if it was the next breath for my body’s internal rhythm clock.
Bradbury had it. King has it. Every writer worth their salt wants to find it, but few do. The ability to turn a phrase and swim through the English language in such a way as to seize the reader’s mind like a vise grip. Every writer’s method varies, in both tempo and tenor. Each take
One of these days the books will write themselves. The robots will have analyzed every facet of our brains and they’ll craft the next great literary wonders. Inside their copper and gold neural networks they’ll piece together the best of what humans desire and you’ll have masterpiece after masterpiece to enjoy. Until then, I plan
When we consider the curvature of any arc, be it personal or historical, the bend can be perceived positively and negatively. In any story it comes down to who experiences the arc to decide whether or not the trend is good or bad. In my method of storytelling, you the reader make that decision, not
Lately I’ve seen a trend in the movie and television business, one which has sprouted up before, but now seems as if it’s here to stay. The dreaded reboot. If you’ve paid attention to any of the reports coming out of Hollywood, you’ve probably heard the screams of fans as well. Whether The Rock starring
When you leave loose threads of fabric around you’re bound to run into problems. I was reminded of this during a recent work trip when I noticed a long green thread dangling from the end of the front of my shirt. Seeking to present the most professional appearance possible I tugged on the thread. This