Any writer- whether you’re penning a swashbuckling, steampunk romp through the clouds with Victorian gentlemen poking poison-tipped canes at zeppelin-hungry dragons, or simply a meditative portrait of an unraveling sexless … Continue reading The Abuse of Realism
Today I’d like to highlight three novels I read that challenged the accepted definitions of what exactly a novel is. During my life I’ve gone through several reading phases. I … Continue reading 3 Experimental Novels That Inspired Me!
Today I’m doing a little short story roundup. I’ve recently submitted a few short stories to magazines and competitions, and I thought it might be interesting to share with you … Continue reading 3 Short Stories I Can’t Get Out Of My Head
A great way to get yourself out of a slump is to create a schedule- whether you’re a writer or not. But it’s not as straightforward as I once thought. … Continue reading How to Create a Schedule and Get Out of a Slump
It’s time for another spontaneous post. Last night I unearthed my old journals. I have four diaries, covering four periods of my life: spring/summer 2010, fall 2010, winter 2011, and … Continue reading Seizing the Day
Today I let my legs do my thinking for me. I had a lot to work out on this morning’s walk and I wondered if my route was going to … Continue reading Bouncing Back
At the moment I’m in the middle of reorganizing my bookshelves. I’ve got too many books and too little space, as evidenced by the tall stacks that have formed across … Continue reading The Books Of My Childhood
Sometimes I think people forget how vulnerable and human writers actually are. It’s easy to ascribe them the mythical characteristics of unstoppable badasses when they’re pumping out works of such … Continue reading Creative Writing Essentials!
I’ve been spending some time relaxing on the Greek island of Crete recently, and I’d be lying if I said my time spent exploring nearby Minoan ruins and getting my … Continue reading Philia: My Thoughts on the Love of Friendship
Having come down with a nasty case of the dreaded Writer’s Block the other week, I figured now was as good a time as any to do a post about … Continue reading How to Generate Story Ideas!
I’ve never been the most disciplined reader. In terms of my reading speed, I actually think I’m far below the average for my age. I remember when I was 14 … Continue reading 8 Tips to Make You a Better Reader!
Hugo Williams might be my favorite modern poet. I keep a copy of Billy’s Rain close by my writing desk, and I never hesitate to consult it, whether I’m looking … Continue reading Billy’s Rain: How One Book Changed My Outlook on Poetry