Single Subject Blog Ideas and Tips for #Blogtober

Reading Time: 4 minutes You mean you just heard of #Blogtober? Here’s the break down. Blogtober is a writing/blogging challenge where you create and share new content every day for the 31 days (the Month of October). Though you can promote your blog however way you wish or currently do, I recommend using this opportunity to connect with other

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Day 28 [Flash Fiction] The Odd Winter

Reading Time: 4 minutes The only thing the dark elves and the faerie elves ever agreed on was what to do with a coward. For a coward the choice was between earth or the dark elves’ way. The first meant to be buried alive in a grave with worms that burrowed and savored their meals as their secretions triggered

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Day 25 [Photography] Audience Wanted

audience wanted chairs Crocker MuseumSacramento

Reading Time: 2 minutes This was taken with a Canon Rebel also from the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento. It’s called “Audience Wanted” for obvious reasons. I think we seek symmetry when we pursue balance. To be similar to others in a world where everyone is unique. . Photo by Jonathan Pendleton on Unsplash To Unite our efforts to share what we carry

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Day 24 [Reflection]: Immersive Plot Events

Reading Time: 5 minutes Giving myself a week to plan chapter and writing it in a day has been a runaway success in terms of progress but not quality. The priority is still to get the first draft written, so productivity is still the goal. With that being said I also don’t want to end up having to edit a complete

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Day 23 [Novel Progress] Chapter Three Completed

Reading Time: < 1 minute 6 Hours of Overtime Lunch With Parents Two hours of Writing I am going to go have a much needed drink. I honestly feel really good. This is the third consecutive week I’ve finished a chapter. It ain’t pretty and it’s not good, but it’s capturing what makes my story unique and different. So that’s

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Day 22 [Photography]: “The Totem”

Totem mask

Reading Time: < 1 minute   This was taken with a Canon Rebel in the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento. I was there about a month ago to basically feel out how I felt about living in Sacramento. Something about visiting this museum really sealed the deal on wanting to move there. This mask in particularly stood out to me. Just

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Day 21 [Photography]: “A Moment Of Calm”

Reading Time: 2 minutes Shot way too late at night with a Canon Rebel. The model is a my friend Elle from the band Angel Sap. I really want to do a less improvised shoot with her and something that’s a little more representative of her personality and style. She also happens to have an amazing voice so check

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Day 20 [Reflection]: Sinking Below Good Enough

Reading Time: 3 minutes Between one and ten, with ten being unbearably painful, how much does it hurt to be a writer? Today, it was about a six. Enough to grit my teeth and maybe entertain giving up but no where close to being ready to do it. Enough to put a damper on my day without totally ruining

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Day 19 [Novel Progress]: Value Matters More Than Word Count Right?

Reading Time: 2 minutes I’m tired of ‘funny’ comments in writing communities about struggling with writing enough. Sure I believe in writer’s block to a point, but something about this progress driven mentality is not sitting well with me. Yes I believe sitting down and writing something, anything at all, has helped make writing a priority. But what’s helped

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Day 18 [Novel Progress]: Reflecting on The Second Chapter

Reading Time: 3 minutes This is the second week I’ve successfully finished writing a chapter. It’s not my best writing but it is functional. I’ve noticed that when I write with plot in mind I tend to write quickly, but with characters I am slow. Instead of fighting it I have decided to embrace it. Right now it’s about

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[Day 16-17][Poem] Envy The Machine

Reading Time: 3 minutes It’s easy to envy the machine when you you’re falling behind It’s easy to envy the machine when everything turns to a grind It’s easy to envy the machine when the heart is tearing at the seams It’s easy to envy the machine when a choice brings harm It’s easy to envy the machine when

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Day 16[Reflection] Finished A Short Story

Reading Time: < 1 minute   Today I felt something I don’t know the word for. I had felt it before and lingered on it for the same reason each time. This was however the final time. I am simply tired of this feeling, just because it’s toward someone I care deeply about. To begin I found the word I

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Day 15 [Reflection] You should love words, but do so carefully. 

Reading Time: 2 minutes Life would be simpler if bad choices felt bad and the good ones, good. We wouldn’t need things like discipline and restraint. I think a part of me, and a part of a lot of people, wonders if it’s possible to live within the confines of discipline and restraint and be happy. One of the

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Day 14 [Reflection] Just Plain Tired

Reading Time: 2 minutes I didn’t sleep well last night, and as expected my mind’s been all over the place. Distracted, a drift and childish. The spiritual hangover for a manic weekend full of friends, fun, and creative inspiration. It was worth it I think, but it gave me some time to think. When I think of fiction, I

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