Posts Tagged: Entertainment

Journal Entry – Nov 9, 2015

My novel is moving along.  I am always impressed with people who can actually complete the National Novel Writing Month (or whatever it is called).  50,000 words in 30 days is no small feat.  I don’t think I could do it – and not have it turn out into anything worth reading (or editing).  That… Read more »

Journal Entry – Nov 1, 2015

In writing (or reading), imagine how boring a character would be if they were just angry or only sad.  A purely evil or good character is not only unrealistic, but also quite dull.  Yet, think of how interesting a murderer would be if he/she also always visited his grandmother with flowers.

Journal Entry – Oct 30, 2015

The novel I am working on, fitfully for far too long, keeps changing underneath my very well laid out plans.  This is a good thing, as it seems that the characters are more fleshed out, more real, have stronger personalities that can move about on their own, while I am desperately try to keep up… Read more »

Journal Entry – October 25, 2015

I have been making strong, steady progress on my longer piece of fiction.  It has taken me quite some time to get to this point, a lot of frustration and self-doubt, but the story is finally coming together.

Journal Entry – Oct. 16, 2015

For me, the activity itself is not enough.  When I go for a walk, I want to have a purpose for the walk beyond itself (e.g., seeing a sight, finding a clue on a treasure hunt, etc.).  If I exercise, it is not just to lose weight and get healthier, but rather to develop a… Read more »

Black Friday

A prevalent drive of individuals in this society is to be a part of the crowd, to belong to a movement, something greater than oneself.  This drive is greatly alluring.  Regardless if people really love Twilight or the Democratic Party or Dr. Who, there is an attraction of sharing an experience or an emotion with… Read more »

Supporting the Artist

In an ideal world, it would be a point of pride to support an artist.   Artists are making something out of nothing, and that “something” is nothing short of magical.  Art can evoke emotions, change minds, inspire, or simply provide comfort.  Yet, there is a trend of thought that “art should be free,” which  is… Read more »