January 2015 is about to end soon, and it’s also too soon to say if 2015’s going to be as rollercoaster-ish as 2014. But so far, things are coming along quite swimmingly, at least on the writing front:
“A Fox, A Rose – and a Prince: Trailer for THE LITTLE PRINCE Hits Web! (yes, it was in December – but it’s the Little Prince!)
“7th International Manga Award Winners” (manga, comics, fumetti, bande dessinée – all different, all unique, but one and the same)
“Winners of the 59Th Shogakukan Manga Awards” (ghost stories, genies, yakuzas, NEETs and a temperamental 4th-grader!)
“MANGA REVIEW: Shinya Shokudou” (my first manga review! ^^)
“Winners of the 2014 KODANSHA MANGA AWARDS” (tennis and rakugo, anyone?)
Some manga reviews …
Custom cakes …
And – the big screen …
Actually, these links happen to be one of the things that I’ve been up to. It’s good to flex one’s writing “muscles” – and I’d like to thank Flipgeeks.com for the writing workout. And thanks, Dad, for leading me to them …
“The Pugs of Westeros – Cuteness is Coming” (July 4, 2014)
“COMIC BOOK REVIEW: Strange Natives – The Boy With Capiz Eyes” (October 28, 2014 – my very first comic book review! ^^)
“Casanova Quinn’s Spy Games” (October 30, 2014)
“Step Inside the Westeros Jazz Lounge, Ladies and Gentlemen …” (November 1, 2014)
Often, our blogs have taglines. But what if humans did, too? What would your tagline be?
Maybe it’s just me (and it usually is), but isn’t blogging like going to a flea market and setting up your own booth.
At first you don’t know exactly how you fit in or if you have the right product for the flea market crowd. Soon you realize that all kinds of people come to flea markets. After a while others begin to accept you and before long you are on the circuit.
The items you bring to the flea market are a specialty that maybe doesn’t attract a lot of buyers. You search around and find out what others bring and what customers buy. You make adjustments, but with your own twists. Your specialty items are always tucked away just waiting for that special customer.
I went to a flea market and became…
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It’s been said that there are only two story plots in the whole world: somebody comes to town, and somebody leaves town. Don’t Touch Me by Delusia is an intimately personal take on the former. When a woman’s lover returns after a long absence, her feelings for him teeter between familiarity and uncertainty. Here’s why we liked this post:
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“Did that really happen?” It’s a question every memoirist and personal essayist faces. Ideally the writer will answer “Yes.” It gets awkward when you have to say, “Yes, but…”
In the October 2005 debut episode of his influential TV show, Stephen Colbert gave the world the word truthiness. He said truthiness is when you’re talking about something that seems like the truth that you want to be the truth. That sounds a lot like the way memory works. I know a little bit about that as a journalist, piecing together different participants’ own truthiness of an event in an attempt to find the real truth.
I am now in my third year of learning to put the “I” on the page after years as a fact-obsessed journalist. I have learned a lot and am still learning, but my touchstone philosophy on writing about my life comes from Tobias Wolff’s…
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Today I am bringing to you one of the lessons from the Writing the Breakout Novel Workbook by David Maass. This book is chock full of amazing ways to refine your manuscript and give your story that extra je ne sais quoi. I’m enjoying this book so much that I thought I would show you all a little bit of the work I have been doing.
(And maybe, while shamelessly plugging his book, Mr. Maass will inadvertently discover this blog, see that I am giving him free advertisement, become interested in my book, and advertise it unto the world. . . .Well a guy can dream, can’t he?)
Today’s lesson is about giving your protagonist conflicting sides to make them more dimensional and, in turn, making them more realistic. Now, I felt pretty confident that my protagonist was already quite multidimensional. Then I read this section from the…
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You demand to be released
And never let it rest until
you leave me with no other choice
But when you do
I can’t help but notice
Your obsessive fondness
For long departures …
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