yes, stories should engage our imagination

Over a year ago, I was sitting down to a record a student who had asked for my assistance. A… Read more yes, stories should engage our imagination

the victor and the vanquished

I read Between the World and Me earlier this year, and I found it a powerful read. One that I… Read more the victor and the vanquished

good tape in audio narratives

Last year, I listened to Tim Ferriss’s interview with This American Life producer¬†Alex Blumberg in a discussion he called How… Read more good tape in audio narratives

the need to know variation of chess

I’m not a chess player. While I like the idea of the game, I’ve never invested the time into the… Read more the need to know variation of chess

facilitating creativity through templates

In They Say, I Say, a college-level text used by some writing courses, the authors offer the reader many fill-in-the-blank… Read more facilitating creativity through templates

an ode to a mug

What ceramic secrets do you hold? When first she brought you into the fold? Every day you did serve me… Read more an ode to a mug

bastian’s remnant (a very short story)

It’s been a long time since I’ve finished any kind of fiction. On my way home, I was listening to… Read more bastian’s remnant (a very short story)

pixar employees are spies

…in that they keep secrets really, really well. Last night, I got to hear a Pixar executive discuss story development… Read more pixar employees are spies

descent

I wrote this on the way to Philadelphia on December 22, 2013. the light calls me slow steady pulses beckon… Read more descent

we’re alive vs leviathan

For the past year or so, I’ve been listening to the zombie podcast We’re Alive (WA). It follows a young… Read more we’re alive vs leviathan