Category: Blog

Placing the Bar: Tolkien

While reading Lord of the Ring, looking at the amazing job he’s done, I’ve decided that’s what I want to one day create. I’m not a huge fan of his writing style, though I respect it. What I am a huge fan of are his… Continue Reading “Placing the Bar: Tolkien”

Losing the Word and the Press

I had a strange dream last night. I was writing on here and published something. I don’t recall what. It was a simple post, yet meant something to me. I logged on shortly after to catch up on the reader and take a look… Continue Reading “Losing the Word and the Press”

The Power of Names #2

I wrote not that long ago about how names can be so influential to a story. How they can take your NPC bartender and make them someone we care about even if they only get a paragraph or two. There’s another power to names:… Continue Reading “The Power of Names #2”

The Power of Names

I think often on the power of words, but recently I’ve really focused on the power of names. In my story on Hurskfjell, almost everyone has a name. There are few characters referred to as “Guard #2,” or “The Bartender.” Often in fantasy and… Continue Reading “The Power of Names”

The Best Moment Award acceptance “speech”

I’ve won a Best Moment Award for my article Confidence: My story is awesome. I’m to go into an acceptance speech, but as a writer talking scares me. Posting this on YouTube for all to see would be terrifying. I’m also unshaven for quite some… Continue Reading “The Best Moment Award acceptance “speech””

March Poetry Poker: Crush on me tonight.

I was convinced to do a poetry poker challenge. I don’t recall the last time I did poetry. The idea is you must use so many words which come up. Since I don’t have a set and I’m not sure where to get it,… Continue Reading “March Poetry Poker: Crush on me tonight.”

Confidence: My story is awesome

Aside: I figured out links. I sort of did an experimental writing piece where I abuse the crap out of them. I’m sorry. I suppose as writers we’re supposed to think this. We have to think this. If we write something, look at it… Continue Reading “Confidence: My story is awesome”

Women Break My Heart and Nose

I was six. It was snowing, my parents were buying plane tickets in a time where you had to go to the airport in order to make the purchase. We didn’t have internet back then. It was snowing and I went to a friend’s… Continue Reading “Women Break My Heart and Nose”

Liebster Award

I’ve been nominated for an award! I even took the time to figure out links with my mildly Luddite technical abilities to thank the guy who did it. Len, keeper of the Kraken’s Wake, was kind enough to nominate my rather humble blog for… Continue Reading “Liebster Award”

Battlefield 3: Spec Ops in Paris

The city was in shambles, in large part to me. There were buildings tangos could hide in, and I couldn’t abide that. Easier to hit the enemy when the walls come falling down. I’m an explosives specialist. It’s what I do. Gun shots rang… Continue Reading “Battlefield 3: Spec Ops in Paris”