Category: creative writing


Colorado Christian Writers Conference

Seriously. All the cool kids are doing it.

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Previously published short stories combined into one collection here: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004RPTJ4M for the low, low price of $1.00. Seriously, skip the dollar menu at Micky D’s and buy my book.

It’s much less fattening.

If I include the names Charlie Sheen and Lindsay Lohan in here, I figure I can include them in my post tags, and then I might get more hits… right???

Brain Fuzz

Just finished reading a manuscript. Need to de-fuzz my brain.

Puppy Relaxing

How do you relax after a long day? More importantly, with what ice cream do you choose to relax???

I finished listening to Jesus’ Son today, and I was once again impressed with the language which Johnson utilizes. His strength is in creating pictures that readers can see while incorporating a poeticism throughout.

My earlier evaluation of “Emergency” is wrong in that the full collection of short stories is much more compassionate. The narrator actually traverses through experiences which lead him to face his drug and alcohol addiction. Whereas before, I assumed that Johnson was using the substance abuse as an excuse to create his “trippy” scenes, now I realize just how effective he really is both in language and character development. I was more willing to empathize with characters.

Thanks, Denis, for a great read!

Umm… clearly, you should submit here. Clearly.

http://shop.notesandgracenotes.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=7&Itemid=11.

So, I recently added a link to my friend’s blog (see sidebar) Ahab’s Quest, and I have to admit that I am more than slightly jealous. This could potentially lead to some competitive blogging in the near future.

Beware

… a whole lot of student essays.

But, I am thinking about incorporating lunar bombings into my latest short story.

In other news: It’s time to start applying to graduate school. Joy!

Right now I am reading “Wreck on the Highway”. Just finished “I Hate to See that Evening Sun Go Down”. After this, I need to read something more… female.

… on my blog yet. Just to cover all of the bases.

(LOL’s at own baseball pun. Back to work on grading student papers.)

Reading Alice Munro. And Brandon Tice. Can you say, way awesomer than baseball?