In Defense of Short Fiction Inspired by Already...
Well, it’s officially been too-damn long since I last wrote something here. I should update you as to my writer-ly behaviors, I suppose. I finished the rough draft of my short story toward the beginning of December. I made a promise to myself that I would edit it after letting it sit for a short while. That “short while” turned into 6 months. I still haven’t started...
It's One in the Morning
I don’t post here nearly as often as I should. I’m at a stand still with my work right now. The semester is beginning and I don’t have near enough time to fret over submitting pieces. I did have all Summer. I certainly made progress that I am proud of, but I want so much more. Isn’t that always the case? You get a taste of things, you’re so proud of your...
Hey there! I recently had a poem published in the AWESOME online literary magazine, Amphibi.us You can go read it here. Or you can… not go read it. It’s really your choice. You could just look at it I suppose? You could glaze over whilst on the webpage. If you want.
damn-it-b0b asked: Your '' I Wish I Were A Poet'' poem is amazing! I wish you best of luck of becoming one c:
Yet There is Method in't
Whenever I write any poetry that I feel proud of, it is intensely personal. I mean, this makes sense. I was introduced to poetry through the likes of Anne Sexton and Sylvia Plath. The private nature of their thoughts was what drew me in. Anyone can write a poem about nature, about flowers and spring leaves. It seemed to me to take a special kind of person to write about emotion, to make flowers...
killerbookcovers asked: RE: Horror Fiction - If Carrie inspired you (great novel) and you're interested in writing horror, you should give King's "On Writing" a read.
It's that time again...
I tend to get pretty nervous right before submitting work. It’s not that I fear the rejection, I almost always expect it. I think what I fear most is calling something ‘finished.’ Things are only ever finished until I get the next rejection letter and then it’s back to work. I am an obsessive self editor, which, I suppose, some consider a flaw. I am constantly searching for...
Horror Fiction, Thoughts About
I’ve really become interested in horror as a genre. Maybe that’s because of the dark place I’m in right now, but regardless I seem quite drawn to it. I’m a person who believes that there isn’t a precedent for how much action should take place in a story. Some of the more successful things I’ve ever written have been minimalist in their structure. And horror...
I Wish I Were a Poet
I wish I were a poet I wish that I could rhyme I wish that I could write all day Without wasting my time __ I wish that I was published In a book or magazine And that all my pretty words were inked For everyone to see __ And If I were a poet I wouldn’t waste my gift You’d never find my life cut short No razors in my wrists __ I wouldn’t string my self up...
I am. I am. I am.
There’s something to be said about identifying with Sylvia Plath. I know that there are probably, literally, MILLIONS of people for whom this is true, but I think in which way said people relate to Ms. Plath is very important. For instance: I think most readers of The Bell Jar identify with Esther in a general sense. They are compelled by her alienation. I think it signifies something...
An Evening With John Green
This past Saturday I had the remarkable experience of meeting, Printz Award-Winning Young Adult novelist, John Green. My time with him was, however, understandably minimal due to the thousands of eager fans waiting patiently behind me for their own brief encounter with the author. John Green is somewhat of an idol to me. He has an unprecedented way of manipulating the English language to express...
It’s strange how writing with a partner can be incredibly helpful to the process. And by that I don’t mean a collaboration. I simply mean sitting laptop-to-laptop with a fellow writer, in a coffee shop or a dining room, and hashing out the little things. Even now, attempting to write this blog entry is somewhat easier knowing I’m not the only one who needs to work. It’s...