I’m trying to work my way through Writer’s Block. I’ve read a bunch of posts about how I should calm myself or go out for a walk. I’ve practiced calming techniques and told myself not to worry. The truth, however, is that I don’t think much of it is working.
My story has been closed off to me. Continue reading
Yesterday I wrote that I was going to talk about the culture shock I’ve had upon coming back to Canada. Some refer to it as “Reverse Culture Shock”. I suppose that makes sense: I am stepping back into a culture that I was once a part of. But whatever anyone wants to call it, it’s hard. Continue reading
I guess it’s safe to say that today wasn’t the most productive of writing days. I was still able to edit 1800 words. I was able to work on some dialogue and fix up some description. But I wasn’t able to get into the swing of things as much as I normally do.
I suppose there are a thousand different reasons as to why that may be. I’m only going to list a few of them. Continue reading
When I was younger I was a good student. A great student even. I used to study hard. I used to apply myself. And I used to like it. But one day all of that changed. And, believe it or not, I can remember the exact moment it happened. Continue reading
Years ago (over 10 to be exact), I wrote a book about travelling around Europe after finishing university. I had never thought much about trying to get it published. Though recently the idea has crossed my mind. Especially since I’ve started self-publishing my novel, Glory.
Regardless, every so often I go back and read a chapter or two. It’s great to be able to look back at some of the thing that I had thought and done all of those years ago.
I thought I’d post one of the stories for you.
It takes place in Germany and involves someone I was surprised to have met. He showed me that there’s still a lot of kindness in the world. And, in today’s day, I think that’s a message that we all need to remember.
So, here it is: Walk, Canada, Walk. Continue reading
Every now and then I get discouraged (and frightened) about the choice I’ve made to persue my writing. So, in an effort to make myself feel better about it, I scan through the internet to read inspiring quotes that other writers have made. I thought it would be fun to list some of the ones that have helped me the most. Of course, if you’re having the same trouble, I hope they help you too.
Ever since I watched it all those years ago, I have loved John Carpenter’s Big Trouble in Little China. As a kid, I’m sure that it was the action scenes that spoke to me the most. But as I’ve gotten older, I’ve found myself enjoying the wisdom that came out of Jack Burton’s mouth. And, on more than one occasion, I’ve wondered what he would do in my shoes.
So here are the five things that Jack Burton said to get you through anything life throws your way: