Category Archives: Miscellany

Believe in Your Bravery

Believe in your bravery in all tenses. You won’t merely be brave, you have already been so. Yes, you’ve cut corners or embellished your story here and there–so have we all. Yet you know that life at times has lacerated you, fattened your lip, broken your nose, chipped your teeth: all in ways the world …

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A Solstice Story.

A story from a few years ago. Happy Solstice. —Ty On the night of the Solstice, the longest, darkest night of all the year, Brodny, son of Branko turned around once more to view his village in the distance. The festival bonfire in the village commons was still visible, though no bigger than a candle‚Äôs …

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Poetry Launch

As of this morning, my latest book, a short collection of experimental poems, is available for download for a dollar. You’ll find links for purchase in the “my books” page of this website. This collection began life as a brief experiment, and evolved into a full collection. In it, I compose “black out poetry.” This …

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Lie Your Way to a First Draft

You’ve gotten to a point in your WIP’s first draft that requires a leap. A change. A 180. The correction of a plot hole, perhaps. The point is, somehow things have unfolded in a manner you were not expecting, and as a result you need to adapt the piece to this new trajectory. You can …

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No Big Deal Syndrome

Do you find yourself unable to break the inertia of not writing in your work-in-progress? Several times a week or month do you sit down in front of said piece, type perhaps a word or two, and then retreat from so much as even looking at it for weeks on end, despite wanting to get …

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