Thursday, October 28, 2010

The Sharp Angle: Quotable Quotes

A great post about quotes. Some are about life, others are about writing. I always enjoy quotes. I think they're fun.

The Sharp Angle: Quotable Quotes: "'Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius, and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.' ~Marilyn Monroe 'Do what y..."

My contribution:
So the writer who breeds more words than he needs, is making a chore for the reader who reads.
- Dr. Seuss

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

A Message and An Article from The Globe and Mail

This is supposed to a blog about my writing.  My writing often reflects the world I live in and this is something important. 

High School is four years.  I know if feels like forever, but once it's over, you never have to go back.  I'm glad I never have to go back.  Read the article, watch the video.

Trust the Web: It Gets Better - The Globe and Mail

Saturday, October 23, 2010

A Title Dilemma

I’m working on a short story right now.  The title I have for it is “The Lie”.  I can’t use this title; at least I don’t think so.  Sometimes I think it sounds boring, other times I think it sound ominous.  A title option I came up with this weekend was “On Solace”.  I don’t know if I like it either.  The story is about a young woman who is the kind of person who feels alone in a crown.  She’s down, though she pretends to be upbeat and positive.  She wants to be alone, but puts aside her feelings to help her friend who is going through an emotional difficulty.  She wonders if the lie she is living can become the truth.

Can a lie become true if you repeat it enough?

As good as I feel now, as much as it may seem that I am heading towards wholeness, I feel that this is only a temporary reprieve. Gabrielle’s positivity is infectious. But my mind will heal itself; stop adapting to the emotions of my friend. I will go back to seek solace. This is not the end. This is not even a beginning.  It is another ripple in a dark pool.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Background Images

I have to change this background.  I like it.  It’s what the template came with.  However, today, while traveling through the blogosphere, I found another blog with the same background.  It was very disconcerting.  I suddenly felt like I lost my uniqueness or individuality.  I’m going to change the background.  I want it to be like my other blog, a picture I’ve taken and worked to make it more…interesting.  For the time being, I might just change it to another of the stock pictures.  Just until I capture the right storm image.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Writing Contests

Four writing contests are coming up in the next few months that I’m considering entering.  Four is a lot when you often have to pay $20-$30 per entry.  I’m looking at around $100.  Is it worth it to enter all or should I just enter two?  I write because I love writing.  Money stresses me out, which then impacts my ability to concentrate on what I’m writing.

Maybe this is too much information.

What matters is that I want to polish four stories, two by the end of October and two by the end of December.

Should I say which contests I’m thinking about?

I should just get back to writing, right?