First of all, I hate it when I click on a post expecting some big ranting scroll of information on one topic or another, and all I get is a measly 300 words about one experience halfway related to the title and a cupful of disappointment. I mean I get it, posting little tiny things … Continue reading Disappointment—Or, Reworking Your First Draft
Okay, before you start saying that "yes it's bad!" just let me actually start. And maybe finish too, if you're feeling a little gracious. I've seen this complaint on the rise as of late, so I figured I'd address it. Head hopping is one of those little weird writing quirks that probably just sort of … Continue reading Is Head Hopping Really That Bad?
Okay okay okay, just sit down and hold on for a second, aight? This one is gonna get weird. Alrighty so let's think super broadly for a second: how does art do the stuff it does? "Well I mean paintings use paint, color theory, different brush strokes—" Okay let me rephrase that. How does media … Continue reading What’s the Point of Communication in Media Anyways?
I've been listening to a bit of Elliott Smith lately. Alright, "a bit" is an understatement. A friend sent me a pretty extensive collection of Smith's stuff, and I've been a wee bit obsessed with it since. I've never really listened to his stuff before and it's intriguing. His talent is outstanding. I've also been … Continue reading Emotional Honesty (Making Little Sense)
Yah know, I wrote out about 800 words on "The Cult of Worldbuilding," within which I referenced the whole spiel I'm going to actually talk about. I then proceeded to go to class, figured out that I didn't actually like what the post was becoming, deleted it all, and then started afresh. I hope you're happy. … Continue reading Setting as Worldbuilding—Or, the Importance of Aesthetics in a Non-Visual Medium
Aight, so hopefully it's pretty clear by now that I enjoy looking through communities centered around media that isn't just literature. There's a lot to learn from them. 10/10, would recommend. But if you do stalk through some of the various online communities centered around media that isn't just literature, then you'll probably start to … Continue reading Art or Entertainment?
Okay I'm going to be blunt here: I usually hate writing advice. No, I'm not saying I hate taking directions. Nor do I hate the amount of effort that people put into giving instruction to newbies in a craft in order to help them improve at a far quicker rate than they would have gotten … Continue reading Where to Find Writing Advice