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How to Write: Lesson 3

There is a personal element to writing. No two writers are exactly the same, otherwise we wouldn’t have such variation in our works. Truly, a homogeneous talent pool is the most dystopian ideal to create for creative fields. Sometimes good advice needs to be...

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Happy Turkey Day!

I’ve been a bit quiet of late. Part of that is the national celebration for eating one of the world’s ugliest birds. I’m telling you, PETA, we’re doing our part to make the world a cuter place. The other part was due to me...

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How to Write: Lesson 2

Continuing our series on how to be a writer, we’re picking up after the first (and truly most important) lesson: Just write. Today, I’d like to discuss a little more the manner in which we approach this daunting task. There’s really no winning formula...

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How to Write: Lesson 1

I would like to do a postmortem on The International 2017 but my manager has informed me that I should be offering writing advice instead. Having now published my first book, I feel like I’m a little more qualified to offer tips on the...

Dirty Gears and Dirty Streets

Second preview for our first novel Thyre: City of Smoke and Shadow. Enjoy! *** Chapter 1: Jarret Renette, Seven Days Earlier   “The principles of electromagnetism and steam are perhaps the greatest discoveries of our time. Perhaps they are the greatest of all time. Now,...

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Technical Difficulties

I am experiencing some unfortunate technical difficulties with my computer. Sadly, this means that this week’s post will not be made. I’ll hopefully be back next week. My apologies for the inconvenience.

Hostel Hopping

We (my intrepid brother and I) have been travelling for a couple of weeks now and outside of two nights spent at a cheap hotel, we have been staying exclusively at hostels. While I confess I have yet to get around to rating or...

Matsushima Ah! Part Two

In comparison to Entsu-in, Zuigan-ji was rather disappointing. But we were expecting this with all the construction signs around. We purchased our ticket at the vending machine–a first for temples that I’ve ever seen–but still had to present them at the gate thus rendering...

Matsushima Ah! Part 1

Sure, you all are probably thinking, “Man, three months in Japan. That must be really nice.” Well, I’ll have you know this isn’t some spring time in Waikiki. Not only do I have a novel I must write within the month but I also...

Anatawa so Sou Sou Sou Part 2

After the disappointment of Buried Rooster Mound, we followed Pauline to the local onsen. When a departing elderly man politely informed us this probably wasn’t our destination, he gave us some confusion directions to the Visitor Centre which had been our goal. Between the...