Monday, March 31, 2014

Quarter Century Blues

Welp, I made it. I am finally a quarter century old. I can finally start complaining about back pain, those darn kids on my lawn, and food that is too hard.

Something else I realized however was how I spent my time. Being an adult for a few years I knew that birthdays had lost some of their luster. Instead of a pizza party at Chuck E Cheese I was installing windows in my house Sunday. There isn't anything wrong with that--I actually enjoyed doing the windows much more than hanging around with that creepy animatronic rodent and his friends wafting the smell of pee away from my dinner.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Old Heroes Die Hard

My grandma waddle hunched over like something from a Jim Henson movie. She made delicate small motions like a crow looking for scraps in a parking lot. She asked who my hero was. I answered "the Red Baron."

I couldn't have said then why that was. He was just some handsome rogue who flew planes and had his face on those cheap pizzas from the tiny grocery store on the corner. God, I wish I could take that back.

Friday, March 14, 2014

A Little Writing Homework that Went Too Far

So I had an assignment for a class to write out two examples of information technology I was hypothetically selling. I had a funny idea and maybe ran with it too far. After finishing I decided maybe I should do something else that would fit the assignment a little better.

Now I think I might use this in a future project (for maybe a short story) but for the time being it was a fun exercise. Hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Cloudsea is 'Under Construction'

I mentioned before that I finished my first novel Cloudsea over a year ago (during NaNoWriMo 2011). I took some time apart from the novel. This was partially for some other projects and partially to get a new perspective on the series.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Who Owns My Words

So there has been several strange legal debates in the past few years about copy writing single words. The common disputes have been about 'Space Marines' for Games Workshop, 'Saga' for Candy Crush Saga, and 'Scrolls' for Bethesda. I am currently writing a piece about this on the other blog I write full some times on, Nerds & Nomsense, which should be out next week.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Too Much Awesome!

If you're reading this site often then you have likely started to learn about my bad habits as a writer. One of my worst is too much choice. When I get an idea I want to chase it right then and write till it is finished and then prance off into the sunset never to look at it again... Which is dumb. Worse however is never writing an idea down at all.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Concerning Ideas

One of the most common questions that big name writers and in general are asked is 'where do your ideas come from?' I can't answer for most writers but I thought I would throw out my answer: I steal, cheat, and dream (likely in that order but I won't say it has to).

Now that doesn't sound like a nice answer. Does anyone really want to say they are a knowledge thief? Well no, but it's not what it looks like. I'm not really taking what isn't mine but rather building on the ideas of those before me.