All posts tagged: inspiration

God Save the Quotes!

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God Save the Queen

I have a confession: I am a thief. You caught me. I extract what happens in my life to craft stories. I will gladly describe places I’ve visited and put them my stories, have my characters address problems I have faced (or my friends and family), or base chunks of dialog off real life conversations and one-liners. Of course, I dress those things up, maybe apply some foundation to further the disguise, and add a […]

Sonder

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Sonder (n): the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own—populated with their own ambitions, friends, routines, worries and inherited craziness—an epic story that continues invisibly around you like an anthill sprawling deep underground, with elaborate passageways to thousands of other lives that you’ll never know existed, in which you might appear only once, as an extra sipping coffee in the background, as a blur of traffic […]

Ode to Inspiration

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Writer's Block Preventing Inspiration

When I was a little kid I used to shut myself in my room for days reading about dragons, magic, and epic battles between the forces of good and evil. The characters caught up in those conflicts were my friends—my crew.