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Free Stuff and Short Stories

Short stories have always been very interesting to me. The flow of the text differs greatly from that of a regular novel and I never really thought I could write a short story. How was I supposed to convey a message in so short of a space? How was I supposed to evoke a myriad of emotions from the reader? Or even just one powerful one?

After taking a science fiction course and getting some of that reading under my belt, I have been gathering more ideas for stories. My creativity has nearly been overwhelming. It’s gotten to the point that I’m going to compile these ideas into one book. 

And I’m giving it away. 

For a period of time. 

I feel like it would be great to share these ideas and for those who can’t afford to just go around buying books, for the first few months it will be completely, totally, 100% free. No five finger discounts needed. I’m actually kind of excited. I don’t really have a time frame other than the one that my excitement has been imposing upon myself. It would be great, also, to have readers give me feedback on my writing. That’s all for now; I will post the story to this blog when I finish it. 

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I didn’t go steady with my 1k words a day. It’s amazing how much stress can set you back on things you love doing – which is why I am going to mitigate my stress and try to set up a routine. I need to drink more tea (and of course more coffee), do ballroom dance more, and probably fish more. I love all of those things. I’m not a person who gives up easily, and some of the choices I’m making certainly feel like I’m giving up – but it’s not.

It’s starting a different life path.

I’m going to be creating an environment that is conducive to my mental health, and subsequently my success. This is a touch more serious than what I am used to writing about, but such is life. This doesn’t pertain to just writers – this pertains to anyone who is lost or confused. I personally go through an existential crisis everyday. What really keeps me driving towards success is the knowledge that I will be successful. There’s a light at the end of the tunnel, although I’m not sure if it’ll be a hundred degrees when I finally break through; however, that is beside the point. The point is, I’d rather be walking out of a tunnel than sitting in it moping and dwelling on how I am in a cold, dark tunnel that smells like sewer rats while everyone outside is already adapting to the well-lit environment of the world beyond the tunnel.

Creative Insanity Seeks Student

I think I’m crazy.

A wack-job with nuttiness comparable to Jack Kerouac or Hunter S. Thompson. I’m posting this because I don’t want you to feel alone if you feel insane too. I eat handfuls of coffee beans so I can stay up later working.

I write books, full papers, practice music, blog, and watch Game of Thrones every week, with other little events. Oh yeah, and I’m in school.

Ain’t nobody got the time for that.

Except people who have coffee beans at their disposal.

I’m super intense. It scares me sometimes. It confuses others. I’m the most volatile, angry person at times (although I’m getting better at internalizing it) and other times I am the most loving, passionate person.

Okay, so I’m always passionate- it’s just not always for good reasons.

I can be the most detached or sympathetic person you have ever met. I will shout the highest of praises to doves in the sky or I will tear your work into the ground before dumping spaghetti sauce on it and letting ants feast away the work which you tried your best to please me with.

I do know one thing- I’m the greatest of teachers. I’m arguably one of the greatest people in the world at simplifying concepts, and retaining information. This means I can teach you to retain information and apply it.

Correctly. Doing anything other than your best is failure. So don’t be a failure.

I will teach you how to write well. With passion. With detail. With bad ass dialogue. Who wants a book that is second rate? Nobody.

You want the reader to put down the book and go-

“Well I’ll be damned. That book had so much going on in it, it was well crafted, and the characters felt so real.”

I’m going to start doing pep talks. I might not be so hyped up all the time, but this is what you are getting for now. If you want my writing services, feel free to contact me. I’m more than happy to offer advice.

Crackin’ Down, Cracked Out (On Coffee Beans)

Just ate a handful of coffee beans.

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I do love coffee, but I need to be caffeinated NOW! Don’t cower dear reader; this is only the beginning.

I’m going to be up all night, dedicated to working on a book I need to write. Writers write. I’m a writer. I gotta crack down.

LET’S DO THIS!