Category Archives: writing

TIL

Today I realized that part of my problem with saying (/publishing) things may be that I have so much to say. I have so much to say that, consistently, I either can't start or can't finish.  I craft some sentences, … Continue reading

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The Ego Game

I've been writing SO much poetry lately!  And to the extent that to offer it is a gift (rather than a curse — which is amusing, considering the gift-or-curse nature of this one), you all infinitely deserve to have one.   … Continue reading

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Morning, verse

Passion can’t draw Pain can’t write Love can’t sing and Awe is shit with a chisel. Joy is clumsy and steps on feet, Nostalgia pens Vogon poetry Anger throws the weakest punch and as you know, Lust has no sense … Continue reading

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A Roundup of the Best Writing Advice

Writing advice doesn't replace practice — but if you want to be good at a thing, it's idiotic not to listen to masters of it as a way of augmenting your education.  I've read SO much how-to-write advice, most mediocre, … Continue reading

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Writing bug

Hello again, world!  Wanna read a story?  Only got a minute? OK, here! ### I had a dream, once.  Heard my friend’s voice calling me from the living room, calling up the stairs, telling me, of all things, to come … Continue reading

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America

America is NOT white. America is also not male. America is not middle-class.  America definitely does not wear a suit. America is a little loopy.  America has had to take medicine before, and will probably need to again.  America is smart, … Continue reading

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Three fun vocab terms from the edge of reality

I've learned three really cool new phrases lately, in my studies of the nature of void! (shut up, we've all got hobbies) 1.  Spacetime foam:  The term for what space and time look like on a quantum (teeeeeeeeny) level, such … Continue reading

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A sweet little fiction

So one time this culture discovered that a readily-available plant had a really tasty component, and they began harvesting, and then cultivating and later, processing and refining and making all kinds of analogs and variations on the tasty stuff. Everyone … Continue reading

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Random Woah (title caps edition)

Today I randomly figured out that using capitalized passive verbs without subjects* is an elegant and simple way to write a phrase like "our God-given lives" in such a way that it fits with my spiritual understanding (I'm not a theist, … Continue reading

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Dickinsian and how

Here's a lovely poem that I had never heard before today: I felt a Funeral, in my Brain, And Mourners to and fro Kept treading – treading – till it seemed That Sense was breaking through – And when they … Continue reading

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