I read this when in high school and it made a very small effect on me. I liked it, but it’s slog through the awareness of a Union private undergoing his first battle seemed very small-potatoes to me, a snail-eyed view of an epoch-defining conflict. The Red Badge of Courage seemed to reduce the entire Civil … More The Sword Inspiration Pieces: The Red Badge of Courage
“You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.” -Jack London So I finally finished Chapter 11 of The Sword over the weekend. For a transitional chapter, this one took forever. I’m not sure if the culprit that dragged it out over so many weeks was a loss of confidence in my … More Writer’s Block, Resistance, and the Grind
Busy weekend. Lots of Running about. Small amounts of writing getting done. However, I have added some extra poems to this… I’ll be adding to it periodically, but click here to read.
At least, that’s the takeaway I have from this Sarah Hoyt Post at Mad Genius Club. Look, most twentieth century literature we were forced to read — particularly late 20th century literature — was written to be “what university professors like.” A dash of unearned superiority, a bit of social critique and always, always, every … More Lit Fic is a Genre
via A Writer’s Path: There are three points: Avoid Repetition – In the substance of your writing, words used, plot occurences, etc. Sometimes repetition is useful, but you have to know how much you’re doing it. Avoid Monotony – how is this different from “Repetition”? Here the author refers to rhythm, i.e. what do your … More Writing Principles Derived From Musici
Here’s the new Unnamed Journal. It’s chock full of weird dark goodness. Also, Tablo changed how it’s web site worked recently and I didn’t notice (which is to say, I ignored the email alerting me to it). And I’ve added a thing that I’m a chapter-and-a-half deep into, as a new novella. I won’t get … More New UJ, New Tablo Novella, Everything Is New!
Managed to get through Chapter Ten of The Sword yesterday. That’s three chapters finished this week. Progress = solid. Right now, cleaning up some things for the next issue of Unnamed Journal. Then, back to the grind. In the meantime, here’s a review of Ready Player One that pretty well confirms my expectations. The overwhelming majority of … More Just a Quick Update…