Recent conversation: “Oh, you’re a writer? Do you have a blog?” I really wanted to answer, “No, I have a book,” but that felt kinda snarky. Instead I explained yes I do, but because of a car accident and hectic… Continue Reading
Five years and one month ago, I saw a flyer on a bulletin board in a Vietnamese sandwich shop. It read “Like puppets? Enjoy working with children? Puppetworks is now hiring!” I had no idea what the company was, but… Continue Reading
During my experiences picking up and being a hitchhiker, I’ve come to realize the strangers getting into the car all have one thing in common: out of gratitude, they feel the need to repay the driver. And usually the only… Continue Reading
My mind is somewhere else today. So far, after two hours of “writing,” I’ve managed 154 words on a short story. And I’m pretty sure 81 of them are going to be removed when I revise it.
In college, I learned the two questions to ask to immediately improve your writing. I was taking a class on “Russian literature and film in the twentieth century.” On one of my first papers, the professor had circled almost every… Continue Reading
This Mother’s Day brought something I never thought I’d see: Eminem’s video “Headlights.” I never thought I’d see it because, although it is yet another song to/about Debbie Mathers, his mother, the song is an apology.
I’m pretty sure I’m going to adopt this building as the kick in the pants I need to get to work. I’ve been spending a lot of time lately thinking about creating. Musing, dwelling, pondering…all that fun stuff.
Let’s face it: growing up, there was nothing worse than when the rubber band inside a G.I. Joe broke. Nothing.
As a southern boy (NC) in Brooklyn, it’s the cold that is the hardest to adjust to. Not the traffic, not the subway system. The horrible, unrelenting cold. Yesterday was March 6, and in the afternoon it was 28 degrees.… Continue Reading
In a recent post, Ben Lane Hodson wrote about a few of Joss Whedon’s writing techniques. My favorite one was “Give every character a secret.”