Looking for Happy 1

Before you read this post, I’d just like to let you know I’m okay. This one is in a bit of a different format. I wrote the main chunk of it when I was extremely stressed out and in, honestly, a dark place. I’ve left that chunk intact with minimal […]

Have Less Stuff, Do More Things 2

In my efforts to try and understand myself and how I would like to grow, I’ve decided I have too much stuff. I’m a pretty neat guy. Wasn’t always. But living on your own for a while will make you want to be neat because you’re accountable to your mess. […]

Why I Write 2

Writers have all sorts of pretentious reasons for why they write. I’m going to add my own to the mix. But let me just say that there are really two kinds of writing I do, and a different reason for each. I write fiction novels and I write blogs about […]

Picking Up the Pieces 2

Part of why I didn’t want to maintain this blog in August was because my relationship ended near the end of July. In fact, that last post, Closing the Screen, was originally intended to go the other direction. Rather than limiting my screen time, I was going to make more […]

Closing the Screen 2

I’m not the best at Twitter. I’m objectively not the worst, and I’ve certainly gotten better at it, but there’s a lot of room for improvement in there. As such, I don’t exactly get bombarded by notifications. Which is a little sad sometimes. But this is mostly my fault. I […]

Adventures in Looking Young 2

I looked like I was eighteen for about seven years of my life. Starting in high school, people started thinking I was a senior in my sophomore year. Then when I actually turned eighteen, I hit a point of equilibrium, and for years after people thought I was still eighteen. […]

Self-Publishing Pipe Dream

So I just watched the Game Grumps Office Tour and boy howdy, apparently it’s the kind of thing that will make me say “boy howdy.” There’s a different room for everything. Their company (because at this point, it is a company with a business model and everything) has multiple departments now. […]

The Power of Flow

In the Fall of 2016, I took one of my favorite college courses. It was called Composition Theory for Teachers, and we basically just talked about writing. How to teach writing, mostly, but also best practices for getting writing out of students that’s deeper and more involved. We tried to […]

I’m Not Okay and That’s All Right 2

If you follow this website regularly or have me on Twitter, then you know that I took last week off from working on the blog. I claimed that it was for the sake of my mental health, and I meant that genuinely. If I’m not in a good mindset, then […]

Is All Writing Art? 2

What people sometimes mistake about my interest in writing is that I usually don’t care about how “artistic” something is. I care about clarity and evocativeness. Something that can make me feel an emotion is good writing, no matter how plain or flowery the language might be. Some stories let […]

Creativity Begets Creativity 1

There’s a certain momentum that builds up when you do something every day. Not only do you become more accustomed to keeping up the habit, but you think about it more, and you learn more about what you’re actually doing. If you break off that momentum, it can feel like […]

Keepsake – An Original Short Story

I’m doing something a little different today. I’m sharing with you a short story I wrote quite some time ago. This is mostly because, as I alluded to in my previous post, I’m in the middle of moving. It’s been a hard several days of carrying heavy things across town […]