Monthly Archives: May 2012

“Make good art.” — Neil Gaiman

Today I’m going to point everyone to a video that we all could stand to listen to. No matter your thoughts on Neil Gaiman’s work, his words are honest and true. http://vimeo.com/42372767 0   

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What ‘South Park’ has to teach us about Plotting

Who would have thought I would learn one of the best tricks for plotting from “South Park?” More specifically, from Matt Stone and Trey Parker. A while back the two creators were brought into a university class room to speak on … Continue reading

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Kreativ Blogger Award

A fellow blogger, Ryan M. Murphy, has nominated this blog for the Kreativ Blogger award. This is a unique little award as it is something like a viral networking for creative people. I did some research on it–as it is my … Continue reading

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Slow it down, chief.

Since I’ve begun writing in earnest, I’ve learned a very big lesson. Slow down. Take your time. Write your work, then let others look at it. Take what they have to say and then rewrite. After that, take some more … Continue reading

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The fun of short stories

Short Stories, you work in mysterious ways. With my latest short finished and off to my critique group, I started thinking about the setting I had created to act as set dressing for the theme. The story is set in a … Continue reading

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Underwords

Nothing much to talk about today. I’m knee deep in my rewrite for my Underwords submission and I feel I’ve got a strong story on my hands. Last evening I brought up to a friend that I was unsure if the … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Hollywood

Dear Hollywood,  This weekend I watched “The Avengers.” Directed by and screenplay by Joss Whedon. I think we can all agree, it was a fantastic movie. The Internet has exploded with its praises, and the sales numbers speak for themselves. … Continue reading

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Slow day

Been staring at my blog, trying to figure out what to talk about. I’ve got nothing really. No insights have been brought to my desk by the wings of singing blue-jays. I even waited for the David the Gnome’s fox companion … Continue reading

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Lectures Fo Yo Brain

I bring up Brandon Sanderson a lot around here. Which would probably mean that I’m a big fan of his work. However, that’s not really the case. I’ve read the first book in his Alcatraz series and wasn’t really taken … Continue reading

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