The Contract

Hello! Sorry about my hiatus. Family affairs have been piling up over the last few weeks and keeping up with the theme of my life since… forever, I’ve been crazily busy. I’m sorry that I haven’t been free to keep this blog updated and keep the stories coming. After all, I should be doing that… […]

First Impression

You’ve heard this before: First impressions are everything. I subscribe to this theory a lot. They say you can’t judge a book by its cover, and while that’s true, you can certainly judge a book decently by its first few sentences. In grade school, we used to do this thing where we’d have to read […]

Let’s Get Anxious

Recently an eagle-eyed reader brought something to my attention – I write about characters with anxiety a lot. Sometimes it’s more clear, like Adam from BMS or Molly from GBM, but sometimes it’s more subtle. You could make strong arguments that the characters of Megan, Aaron, and even Nicole show symptoms of anxiety-based disorders. Given […]

Oh, Canada

You know what I love? My life being annoying and making me have to apologize for stuff. So, in no particular order, I’m sorry that there was no blog post last week, I’m sorry that I haven’t been able to release anything lately, and I’m sorry this week’s topic will possibly run a little short. […]

Title

In WordPress blog posts, before you add a title, there’s just a gray placeholder that says ‘title,’ and honestly, that was as good a name as any for this. I love titles. Titles for stories are the first thing that can tell you if a story is going to be good or bad. I lucked […]

Director

Last week I talked about how my stories are more similar to plays in terms of how they’re set up and how characters talk, but I realized that also gives the impression that I’m something of a director. I guess a lot of story-writers look like the creators of their own work, and I thought […]

A Play in Words

Before I begin, I just want to say again, apologies for not having anything out in May. It turned out that everyone I know moving away and having to catch up with family takes up more time than I’d like, on top of working. For every one of you that wish I wrote quicker, I […]