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Food for Thought: Creativity vs Art

June 18, 2013
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Stumbled across this quote today from Scott Adams, and it was a great reminder that when it comes to the act of creation – be it writing a blog, crafting a story, or sitting down to sketch – you’ll never get there if you don’t attempt the journey. I’m easily my own worst critic, and sometimes my inner voice gets the better of me, successfully discouraging me from even making the effort. For the rest of the month, I’ll be…

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The Witching Hour

June 30, 2012
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Tonight finds me restless, missing the solace of your company. I stride out into the street searching for distraction, filled with the intense desire to feel your presence. A breath of wind catches in the leaves of a nearby oak, teasing voices from its branches. They whisper your name, and I cannot help but sigh in exasperation. There is no escaping this longing; this ache of your absence. I find myself driven to pacing the length of my drive as…

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NaNoWriMo (The Annual Insanity Returns!)

November 3, 2011
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Every year I commit to writing 50,000 words during the month of November. This month of “literary abandon” is my annual release of pent up creativity (or so I tell myself every October in order to convince myself to enroll in the insanity for another year). It’s a write-by-the-seat-of-your-pants experience that I think everyone who has any aspirations to write (be it screenplay, novel, comic book, non-fiction, or biography) to prove to yourself that you have it in you. This…

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Vampire Detectives

October 24, 2011
Kaname from Vampire Knight

I wrote this first blurb of a story idea due to a passing thought I had about how cool it would be to write about a vampire detective. As quite often happens, before I could get to present day scenarios, I wound up doing aΒ  deep dive into Ethan’s past. While the main story is on the shelf until after this year’s NaNoWriMo adventure, I figured it couldn’t hurt to share a little taste of what I’ve cooked up so…

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Fun With Poetry Magnets

March 27, 2011
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We have a large assortment of word magnets gracing our refrigerator in the Dalton Underground. Occasionally, I like to take a quick break in the day and discover where the words take me. Sometimes they lead to interesting places. This was my journey today.      …

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Script Frenzy: Day 1 (And so it begins…)

April 1, 2010
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Today is the first day of Script Frenzy, a month-long writing adventures that challenges creatives from all over the country to spit out 100 pages of script in 30 days (or less). However, prep for Script Frenzy (at least for me) has been underway since last week, when I first began the process of trying to figure out just what the heck I would write about. Typical me got sidetracked a couple of nights this week prepping for our ski…

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