Author has written 16 stories for Humor, General, General, Life, and Love.
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Broken Spiral is my primary reviewing account. If you're reading my profile right now, know that I am shamelessly advertising my other account since anything I've written on this file is just plain... embarrassing. (Don't let this stop you from reviewing. Haha.)
But then again, writing and showing your work to the public does always carry the risk of embarrassment, so I guess that's just a sacrifice we writers have to make.
To all you embarrassment-risking-writers out there, cheers!
Welcome to my world.
Hah. Aren't I the perfect example of the egotistical writer?
about m o i :
o: I'm on a quest for self-betterment.
favorite a u t h o r s :
George R. R. Martin
Guy Gavriel Kay
P.S. I quite firmly believe that people should not write off books/stories just because they seem to "commercial" or whatnot. If the author has some idea of plot or pace or character, and if the author can get your pulse racing or your gut split from laughing -- all the better, I say. Never be a literary snob!
Well, to each their own.
. . . and now, for your viewing pleasure, i present to you -
writing q u o t e s & s a y i n g s :
Forget your personal tragedy. We are all bitched from the start and you especially have to be hurt like hell before you can write seriously. But when you get the damned hurt, use it -- don't cheat with it.
. When you earnestly believe you can compensate for the lack of skill by doubling your efforts, there is no end to what you can do.
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising each time we fall."
I am careful not to confuse excellence with perfection. Excellence, I can reach for. Perfection is God's business.
"Always remember: STRESSED spelled backwards is DESSERTS. So relax and have a piece of cheesecake."
'A bad experience... is a good anecdote!'
. If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing badly.
"There was never a genius without a tincture of madness!!"
"You realize that everything will get totally and completely screwed over in the getting there, but once you're there, it's just fine."
. Your future happens to you...
How you handle what happens...
What your future and your character create together...
"It’s like driving a car at night. You never see further than your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way."
"You describe a character by the shape they leave in the world. It's not the way they look; It's their looks; Their silences;
"It's never too late to be what you might have been."
"The absolute requirement for creativity is blind-folding the judge."
"Truth becomes fiction when the fiction's true.
"The question is not who will let me, but who is going to stop me."
"If at first you don't succeed, you're in good company."
"Worry is a misuse of imagination."
"There is no agony like bearing an untold story inside of you."
Everything is a door/
"Pain is Temporary, Victory is forever."
"I'm a lousy writer; a helluva lot of people have got lousy taste."
"I hate writing. I will do anything to avoid it. The only way I could write less was if I was dead."
"No one has ever written, painted, sculpted, modeled, built, or invented except literally to get out of hell."
"Occasionally a date with a face blank as a sheet of paper asks you whether writers often become discouraged. Say that sometimes they do and sometimes they do. Say it's a lot like having polio."
"The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources."
"There is nothing more powerful than an idea whose time has come."
The pen is mightier than the sword, but only if the sword is very small and the pen is very sharp."
"Happy lives make lousy novels... If the characters are having a good time, the reader is not."
“I spent a morning putting in a comma and an afternoon taking it out.”
“Just keep plugging away, because how you handle your slumps is what makes you or breaks you.”
"Words are the most powerful drug used by mankind."
My brain is built of paths and slides and ladders and lasers and I have invited all of you to enter its pavilion. My brain, as you enter, will smell of tangerines and brand-new running shoes...