This is one of my Jack stories. They're a series of modern fables revolving around a solitary protagonist named Jack. Sometimes Jack is a prince, other times he's just a wanderer. In this story, he's not referred to by name. This story was rejected back in 2014 as well. -- How the Lonely Prince Found … Continue reading Rejected Short Stories – How The Lonely Prince Found Peace
The following short story was submitted a couple of different times between 2010 and 2014. It's action-scifi. Looking back over it, there are some definite issues. It's not as character-centered as modern scifi tends to be. It's more event-centered, which isn't as popular. The main character is kind of a jerk too. Maybe that was … Continue reading Rejected Short Stories – Chase the Devil
That's what Ray Bradbury says. It's impossible to write 52 bad stories in a row. I'm going to take him up on this. Starting this Friday, the 6th, I'll be writing one short story every week. Given that I'm an under-writer, they'll probably be quite short indeed. But that's good. I could use the practice. … Continue reading Write One Story A Week
WARNING: The below contains spoilers for season 1 of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. -- I know I'm late to the party, but I don't care. I watched the first season of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, and it was boooooooooooooring. The show has since been canceled, and if later seasons are anything like the first, I … Continue reading The Boring Adventures of Sabrina
I have opinions on politics. My opinions are, depending on who you ask, divisive, silly, uncompromising, idealistic, and/or flat-out wrong. Yet I am compelled to share these ideas because I am just self-absorbed enough to think that someone out there wants to know them. To mediate this unfortunate compulsion, I'm only going to write one … Continue reading Annual Politics Post – 2020
So, I joined OkCupid recently, just using the free program because why would I pay? Not having much luck there. I also went ahead and subscribed to eharmony, since paid programs sometimes attract more committed folks. Not much luck there either. Why am I doing this? Why, when I know only 5% of autistic adults … Continue reading Looking Forward to Rejection
My previous entry on how to do critique partnerships may have been a bit heavy on demands and rules. I've come up with something a lot simpler. You give me as much of your writing as you want. I'll get back to you in 30 days. All I ask in return is that you extend … Continue reading How Does I Critique Good? Redux
Ok, first off, WOW WAS LAST WEEK'S POST ILL-TIMED! HAHA...Sorry. Seriously, though. I try not to get political on social media so as to appear appetizing to potential employers, customers, and friends. But I'm not an appetizer. I'm a person with thoughts and feelings. Right now I know and feel that what is happening right … Continue reading Book Update 6-2-20
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How does I critique good? Today let's talk about how to give excellent critiques to our writing partners.