Final Notable Quotable of 2013: Study Greatness


“Study! Do your homework! I used to always tell you, do your homework. Get footage! How the fuck are you going to know how to be great if you don’t study GREATNESS?!” ~Tracy Morgan, 2012

Well, here we are. Closing out a third year of writing and telling narrative. This year was a very, er… MIXED year. I won’t really get into that, but I think it was successful in some choice aspects. The first book of The Twisted World came out, and we’re well on our way into the next book with hopes that it will also be out this summer. (more…)

Final Notable Quotable of 2011: Live A Life You’re Proud Of

“For what it’s worth: it’s never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again. ” ~Brad Pitt, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)

Well boys and girls, it looks to be about that time. Tick-tock goes the clock and this year comes to a close, just like all the others before it.  This will be the final post as well as the last Notable Quotable of 2011, and I wanted to share it with you.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is one of my favorite films of all time now, chokes me up every single time I watch it. This particular monologue is powerful indeed, and more or less encapsulates everything that I have told you about over the past few months. (more…)

NaNoWriMo Panic? Don’t!

So NaNo starts tomorrow, and you know you want to, and you know you have 1,667 words to knock out every single day, and there’s also work, and school, and kids and friends and lovers and ….

Deep breath.

November is a tough time to embark on a writing marathon, and the NaNo folks know that.  That’s why this NaNo is about quantity, not quality. Just put your head down and write to the finish. But what if you don’t want to spend all that time writing something that is just about word count? What if you want to do some storytelling, too?