Still Seeking a New Earth

Do you want a new earth? Look around you. Do you like the brokenness you see? Do you like the shattered relationships? The poisonous addictions? The faltering environment? This earth isn’t good enough, and you long for something more. That’s why we tell stories. We want a world where the wonders that we glimpse hereContinue reading “Still Seeking a New Earth”

Get your poetry out of my narrative!

So, I’m a bit of a weirdo. One of the hardest things about being a weirdo is that you don’t know if you’re weird in any given moment, or if how you are is actually normal in this one case. There’s a reason I love the internet so much: It reveals that my weirdness isContinue reading “Get your poetry out of my narrative!”

Failure and the NaNoWriMo Writer

We’re ten days in. One third of the sand has run out of the glass. I hope you’re a good chunk in. I decided. Time to set aside the showman’s tall, tall hat and simply work the keyboard, pouring blood and ink into the creation of worlds. It didn’t matter if at the end ofContinue reading “Failure and the NaNoWriMo Writer”

The Martian Author

Come one, come all! I have a chronicle here that will be beyond your wildest dreams! Well, maybe not beyond yours, kid. You look like you have some pretty fierce imaginings. But for MOST people, it will be beyond your wildest dreams! You see, I collect authors. Well, not their bodies. Normally. You have toContinue reading “The Martian Author”

The shore… or the sea?

Ah. You’re late. Sit down. No, no, I’m sure you have a fine excuse. This is not the Midway. You are not a customer in a worldstore. This is a lecture hall and your late arrival has disrupted a lecture on the patterns of world formation when looked at through the lens of storytelling. InContinue reading “The shore… or the sea?”