Consider Yourself Workshopped

As some of you know, I’m writing this story for a class, ENG 344: Publishing.

In this class, there are set days when your story is workshopped by the class to help iron out details, see what works, and realize what doesn’t work.

Last Friday, I got workshopped, and I got workshopped hard.

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Filled with Wunder

It’s January, and I’ve put something off for far too long.

The winter held off, but now the snow returned and it is once again bitter cold. throughout all my responsibilities I have neglected a promise I had made to myself. Well, at least part of it.

It’s been two years. One year was the cut off point, but I put it off then too. Another year passes, and I still don’t really want to talk about it, but this is a story that I care about, so here I go.

It’s January, and I’ve put something off for far too long.

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Happy vs Good

I have two friends who are constantly arguing with each other. They’re roommates, and they have different tastes in the area of entertainment and media. This arguing is usually on the subject of movies (specifically Marvel, DC, and Star Wars), and often comes back to what I’ve seen to be the core of their differences.

How happy should a story be? And if its not happy, can it still be a good story?

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“Quite the Character”


“Plot is no more than footprints left in the snow after your characters have run by on their way to incredible destinations.”
Ray Bradbury

What makes a good story? There are a lot of factors to think about when deciding where to start when writing one. Everyone has their own answer, it seems. Some would say plot, others would say tone, still others would argue conflict. None of those are wrong answers, but my first choice is always Continue reading →

Anxiety vs Risk


There is a certain point in a person’s life when they look at everything they have done and working towards and asked the dangerous, deadly question:

“Is it all worth it?” and “What could this possibly amount to?”

I believe that these are questions of both healthy concern, and misguided anxiety. The line between those is often blurred and difficult to determine, but the difference is unfathomably important to see.

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