Browsing All posts tagged under »Writing«

Doubt: The Sunny Pleasant Afternoon of My Soul.

August 10, 2013


Before I was a writer, I was a reader. I suppose, in the mundane sense of the statement, this is true of anyone who becomes a writer. Reading necessarily comes first. In the same way that we crawl before we walk, we also read before we write. For me, however, there is a slightly less […]

Why I Enjoy Writing: Adventures In Discovery.

January 8, 2013


While I was writing the second episode of Oddawa, on Sunday, I was reminded why I enjoy writing: each new project is an adventure in discovery. When I started out writing, on Sunday, I knew only that the episode was going to open with the main character getting shot (this is important for a reveal still […]

A Look Again for the Play In It.

June 29, 2011


True story: when I was in my teens, I thought I’d pretty quickly end up married with children and living a more or less conventional 9 – 5 lifestyle. My older brother, you see, was the artist. He painted alone in his room, slept in, and wore paint splattered jeans. He’s now married with children […]

From Whence Your Poetic Voice And How Has It Evolved?

December 20, 2010


When I examine my writing, it’s clear to me that I developed a poetic voice for three distinct but sometimes related reasons. I wanted to articulate some undefined hunch about myself, others, or the world that I didn’t fully understand. Expressing it in a poetic voice provided a framework that helped me contain and then […]

Happy Birthday Blog: What A Difference A Year Makes!

November 26, 2009


Happy Birthday Blog! [cue confetti, balloons, streamers, horns, and party hats. Pop the bubbly!] One year! What a difference a year makes! It’s a total cliche and yet totally true. In early November of last year, I was probably still unsure if I would bother with this whole blogging thing. Now, I can’t imagine myself […]

Why Blog? For The Community, Of Course.

May 25, 2009


A writer might be reluctant to start or maintain a blog because it may seem like she is providing a service for free. She creates content and her readers consume it, giving nothing in return. Why should she provide a free lunch when she has better things to do? While it is fair for a […]

Fuck you, Shakespeare, et al.

November 26, 2008


Every instance of successful language-use is well-suited to a particular circumstance and a particular end or, perhaps, a few circumstances and a few ends. The durability and communicability of language allows particular instances of it to be accessible to many persons and, because of this, any particular instance of language often seems intended for any […]