Showing posts from April, 2015

Colson Whitehead Quote

Just a short quote that I wanted to share. Here's the link to a list of twenty writers talking about writing. 
“Most people say, “Show, don’t tell,” but I stand by Show and Tell, because when writers put their work out into the world, they’re like kids bringing their broken unicorns and chewed-up teddy bears into class in the sad hope that someone else will love them as much as they do.” — Colson Whitehead

How I Learned to Clean my Blender and Change my Life And You Can Too

I think that's probably the longest blog title that I've ever used but I'm going to go with it because I'm blogging without an agenda.

Before I start I'd like to say that if you know why this is a bad way to clean my blender I (equal parts) want to know and don't want to know.

A few weeks ago my wife purchased some protein supplements from GNC. I've always like the idea of protein smoothies - 1. because I know that I don't get enough protein and 2. YEAH SMOOTHIES!

I kept wanting to jump on the bandwagon to simultaneously increase my fruit and vegetable intake with more protein. The only problem was I couldn't be bothered to read the instructions to find out how much of the powder to include in said smoothie.

The other problem was the ridiculous amount of time that is required to actually clean my blender. You have to unscrew the thing and remove the other thing, Oh! and don't lose that rubber ring - thing.

I recently heard from someone who has a…

Oberon is Here: Flash Fiction Challenge from Chuck Wendig's Blog

This is my post in response to a flash fiction challenge that I read recently on another blog. It's the blog that I've mentioned before that's written by Chuck Wendig. You can see that blog post for the challenge here.
the challenge was to write a piece that was less that 1,000 words using a picture that was provided by someone else as inspiration. I went with the original picture that was provided by the blog's author.
So without further ado - here's the picture and the story.

click here to see the picture Oberon is Here by Kyle Morgan
Twerking(from Wikipedia) - a type of dancing in which an individual, usually a female, dances to music in a sexually provocative manner involving thrusting hip movements and a low squatting stance.
Oberon, who's real name was Aloysius Mcgillicutty, had grown tired of his new life years ago. Once it was found that his twerking ability could cause anyone who witnessed it to achieve an enlightened state of mind he had no choice but to…

My Dream Disney Website

I have always wanted to see a Disney Fan Site where artists and writers could come together and create their own Park-Centric works. These works could be displayed here so that if you wanted to read a story or a comic that someone wrote about an attraction that no longer existed, you could.

Or people could post a script or drawings of an attraction that they made up but can never really create since they aren't imagineers.
Seriously, click the picture and check out the list of attractions that this guy put out there. I would love to be able to scroll through stories based upon attractions that only the most die-hard fans have any interest in.

I would be elated to look through dozens and dozens of ideas that people have for their own attractions with or without a Disney bent. I think that the only way that this would work is to offer monetary compensation or regular contests. I don't think that the money thing would be possible from a legal stand point however.

I also don't…

Camp Nanowrimo 2015

FYI - Nanowrimo is internet slang for National Novel Writing Month.

So I'm trying Nanowrimo again. The actual Nanowrimo is in November but there's are nanowrimos that happen in April and July. Participants in these events can set whatever goals that they want to achieve.

A lot of the people who participate in these aren't shooting for the total 50,000 words. I am though - because I'm an idiot. I successfully hit my goal when I did the actual Nanowrimo in November 2014 and I came off of that victory feeling really good about my writing.

After that I think that I sat down to work on that crummy novel about 3 or 4 times for a grand total of around 55,000 words. I have to admit that I feel like I turned that victory into a failure. I don't feel as bad about that as I think that I would though. I can still work on that project. I have a lot of the plot figured out.

It is a terrible first draft (they are all supposed to be terrible right?). I do think that I learned a l…

Chuck Wendig's Blog

Chuck Wendig's Blog Post about Blogging

This was the blog post that I read recently that made me want to resurrect my blog without any thoughts of capitalizing on things.

Without going into too much detail, my wife is a reasonably successful blogger. So, in the past, when I've started a blog, it was with the intention of making money in the long run. Or marketing my eventual novels/short fiction.

I've come to the conclusion that those goals maybe for people who are advanced bloggers. I don't think that I've ever blogged without an agenda. Even when I was in college, the blog that I had was mostly to make myself look cool and pick up chicks.

I'm going to go ahead and let anyone who's considering that path right now that there are much better ways to pick up chicks (having eventually picked one up myself).

Anyways, read the blog post on Chuck's site if you're thinking about starting one up yourself and if you are going to start up a blog without a pri…

New Blog Stuff

I'm going to try and blog here a little more. Mostly because I feel like it. I'm also not really planning on making this a very marketable blog. That doesn't seem to be working for me so I'm just going to have to give up on only blogging about writing or being a parent or any other single thing that people create blogs about.

I think that I'm just going to go back to the regular updating of my personal blog. Maybe like Doogie Howser (is that how it's spelled?).

OK, not like Doogie Howser. I'm not going to talk to you about asking girls to the prom or something like that or what my current financial situation is. I mean that was his diary for crying out loud. I'm not about to put Diary related stuff online. Although I do think that is the way that people can make money blogging.

Not all bloggers can make money like that obviously but, well - I think that some do.

I think that I'm going to have to remap this blog address to since I'm probably goin…