Vectors

Vectors

vec·tor /ˈvektər/     noun A quantity having direction as well as magnitude, especially as determining the position of one point in space relative to another. I got into stop motion since I wanted something simple, quick, eye-catching, and content-relevant for the blog articles. It combines a lot of my secondary interests— paper, handwritten words, animation, and …

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Story Cycling in The House of the Scorpion

Story Cycling in The House of the Scorpion

I reread The House of the Scorpion, by Nancy Farmer, in my spare time during the art camp and remembered why I loved the book. I’m going to analyze it in place of the other short stories I had scheduled. As always, this is not a review. There may be spoilers for those who haven’t …

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Naming the Short Story

Naming the Short Story

I never know what to title anything I write, especially fiction. The short story has been called: “Chess Story” “The Un-Erotica/Non-Erotic story” “Holding Hands” “Smart Lady Gets Emotionally Bent” A former classmate told me that she only titles something when she’s on the final draft. The story will undergo so many changes that the title …

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The Third Draft: My Writing Sucks For Sure

The Third Draft: My Writing Sucks For Sure

What better way to start the third draft than by banging my head against the wall? I’m at the point where I know for certain that my writing sucks. I am currently in the nadir of this timeline. The stakes aren’t high enough. The characters aren’t interesting. The premise isn’t interesting. What is the premise …

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As Usual, Wrong Again

As Usual, Wrong Again

I’m having trouble launching my new website. This is the first time I’ve ever tried to self-host and it’s utterly confusing. Apologies for the wait, and please standby.

New site!

New site!

I’m in the process of moving this site over to a new site! It was time to grow, and the new site allows me to do so much more. I’ve migrated all of my content over to the new site already and will pick up on posting over there instead of here. If you’d like to …

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Guy walks into a bar and orders a fruit punch. Bartender says “Pal, if you want a punch you’ll have to stand in line” Guy looks around, but there is no punch line.

The Second Draft

The Second Draft

I am on the third draft of the short story, looking back on what I’ve done with the second. Mostly, revising the second draft means ossifying plot and rewriting major sections. I have the ending figured out, I know my major changes, and I’ve cut out the elements which don’t make sense and added structure. …

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Shit Taste and Paranamanco

Shit Taste and Paranamanco

Disliking many of the short stories in The Big Book of Science Fiction made me wonder if maybe I have shit taste. After all, nearly all of them are award-winning or era-defining or represent the national sci-fi archetype or have some other pedigree. If other people thought they were so good that they awarded them …

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Magical Art Camp and Audio Books

Magical Art Camp and Audio Books

I have been time-impoverished since last Friday due to a trifecta of family emergencies, deadlines, and preparing for my contract job as a counselor an interdisciplinary arts camp. I attended for three summers as a creative writing student, and the camp was one of the first places where I knew I had to step up my …

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