Thursday, March 24, 2011

A Nothing Character

The full version of the title: How You Know If You're Writing About a Nothing Character and How to Fix It (Without Scrapping the Whole Project). Just so you know what you're in for :)

Monday, March 7, 2011

Tips for a Writing Exercise

This weekend, I rode the train to Chicago. I had planned on slugging out words for my manuscript on my laptop, but this never happened. As things have a tendency to do, something prevented me from writing. I was distracted.

Thursday, March 3, 2011


Somewhere in the quiet, when you forget the sound of your mother's voice, when the face of your spouse seems foreign, the mind finds oblivion. Oblivion, during an average day, is frightening to humans. It sucks in all you have until you are not yourself but have become It. The harder you listen, the less you hear. The further you look, the less you see. Rarely does oblivion visit when it is wanted. It saves its presence for the unwilling so that they might see part of it by not wanting to see it at all.