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First and foremost, please forgive any semblance of attitude this post may bear. I have been taken out of my sorts by a recent article I read. In short: it pissed me off. I will not link to this article nor merit its existence in any other way except to
Long ago I learned a valuable life lesson: Not everyone gives good directions, not everyone receives directions well. You can Learn Writing Lessons From Life As I was just starting out driving (I told you it was long ago), I didn’t really understand. Then I got lost. I had to
I Don’t Write I don’t. It’s the simple truth. I don’t write screenplays and novels. I give life to them. It’s not merely putting pen to paper, I breathe life into a non-existent void. I expand realms of desire and practicality and push the void of predetermined physics. I don’t
Not One to Believe Fear in Dreams, I Find Myself Wondering Ten minutes ago, I was fast asleep. Cozy, comfortable, and snuggled down in a blanket (with one leg hanging out). Ten minutes ago, I was rudely awoken, and now here I am. I haven’t even had my coffee yet.
Old houses make great inspiration. Allow me to tell you a little tale. A personal experience of sorts, if you will. Following a government-backed reason for having to leave the UK, I find myself sleeping on the floor in a friends house, Let’s name them Lon. The plan was to
Literary agents, publishers, editors, synopses, query letters… all scary things, all demanding, demeaning. Sometimes they can be daunting, haunting, loathing as well as loathed. Oftentimes heartbreaking, disconcerting, dispiriting. None of them hold a candle to yourself. You truly are your own worst critic. You alone can put out your flame