When I was a sophomore in college, I was studying film (or rather, video production) and I had plans to make movies for my career. I aspired to tell stories, and contribute to the cultural zeitgeist with my talents. Working at a church was the furthest thing from my mind, even though I was studying at a private Christian university.
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I like to measure my life in projects. There was that time I worked on a zombie board game with my friend Andrew. There was the season of time where we were developing a Neo-noir tv serial based on a pulp fiction character we made up named Jack Sterling. I probably should’ve measured this time in terms most people would understand, like my sophomore and junior year of college.
I didn’t use those terms because I hated school at the time. I now realize I didn’t hate school; I just hated that school. But that’s not really what this post is about.
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Sometimes you’ve just got to embrace your goofy side in parenting. Continue reading Embracing the Goofy Dad Life
This Bruce Lee Quote is the beginning of the book, Declutter Your Mind. “It’s not a daily increase, but a daily decrease. Hack away at the in-essentials.” -Bruce Lee What do you need to cut out of your life? (I have been working through the book “Declutter Your Mind” and making art based on its content. You can see my latest post about it here.) … Continue reading Decluttering the Mind
The fifth of November…
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I am thankful for things that don’t go according to plan. Specifically, I’m thankful when things don’t go according to my plans.
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I just wanted to share this review of my first draft for The Department for Mutated Persons. It’s 1984 meets X-Men! To read it for yourself, you can check on this blog OR go to Wattpad. Also, if you write a review, share it with me! Continue reading Department for Mutated Persons – Reviews
Noah Zandan brings us an interesting video on the language of lying. This can be helpful not only to spot a liar, but – for writers – to create complex characters that lie in ways that feel genuine. Continue reading The language of lying
Check out this cool Ted Talk from Anne Lamott about life and writing. One thing that stuck out to me is when she said: If it’s someone else’s problem, then you probably don’t have the answer anyway… Help is the sunny side of control. Continue reading Anne Lamott on Life and Writing
Reedsy offers tools to get your book out in the wild, which is the endgame for most people writing a book, no? Here’s a quick, 5-minute video that will walk you through the various tools that can help you make a book for FREE through their site. Also if you are interested in just learning more about self-publishing, book creation, or writing in general, you … Continue reading How to Make a Book for Free with Reedsy