There are some things in life that I have always taken at face value. For example, I never questioned why the Mediterranean Sea was named as such. It was only after dabbling in Latin that I leaned it means ‘Middle Earth’ Sea. Or the fact that cats don’t typically have five toes on each foot, … Continue reading Row Your Boat: A Philosophy
Go watch it. I love the original and was expecting disappointment in a sequel, but I am so glad to have been proven wrong. Bladerunner 2049 pays homage to its predecessor in all the good ways: the musical score, the shots of the city, the colors (or lack thereof). It’s not fast paced, but it … Continue reading If You Haven’t Seen This Movie….
Where can I find more time? Every day I wake up at 4:30, but there somehow still isn’t enough time in the day.
Love winter. Hate cold buses. Hard to write on cold buses.
It’s gonna be one of those weeks.
When most writers are asked what moves a story forward, they answer, “The plot.” The story is an accumulation of events, dominoes that clink one after another until the last one falls. In order to facilitate this moving forward of the story, too many beginning writers fall into what I will call the ‘2d Trap’. … Continue reading The 2D Trap
I used to love winter. Winter meant a long vacation. It meant traveling to the UK to visit family. It meant hot cups of PG Tips, warms socks, and cold visits to the German Christmas Market. Winter was Christmas. It was the New Year’s party when we dressed up as zombies or pirates. Winter was … Continue reading Jan. 3rd
(Photo: View outside my office window) For the past several years, my resolution for the new year was the same: get an agent. Now, my life changed a lot in the past year. New apartment (that we actually own!), new baby (whom my wife foolishly allowed me to name Leia), and a disappointing ending of … Continue reading A New New Year’s Resolution
Today I woke up with a sore throat. Again. The daughter has been sick the past three days and the wife the past two days. Now it’s my turn.I’m hoping it clears up pretty fast. It’s going to be a busy week starting tomorrow because I have a meeting about the new semester that starts on Wednesday. … Continue reading Jan. 1st, 2018