Writing Tips 101.34:

Things are afoot–both with this blog and behind the scenes–but I’ve been told that blogs are the sort of things you’re supposed to update with semi-regular posts…So, in celebration of the art of writing, I present to you these practical insider secrets to writing that should address most challenges the average writer might face at some point or another:

The best way to tell a really touching story is with Braille (use sandpaper for the rough draft). If you just want to give sound advice, use an audiobook (particularly a book on tape if you want your message to stick). If you have trouble with spelling, use a wand. Literacy is a four letter word. Imitation is the highest form of flattery (unless you have moral hang-ups about plagiarism). Resolve writer’s block with a Ouija board. Witness protection is a free pass to write a fictional autobiography. If you want your writing to turn into cash, you can start by writing checks. Keep copies of the letters you write for personal reference (collect all 26 for a full alphabet).

Existential…Pace?

This blog is a collection of personal accounts from the past, philosophies conceived in the present and prospective ideas for the future. It is a journey into the nature of reality–the adventure of life examined. There is some truth to the saying “The best things in life are free.” I think the best things in life can be free with a little work…I’m not talking about a 9-5 job at some business, but focused, personal effort–putting yourself out there; having the drive to apply yourself and the endurance to follow through with it. Just put in the time and it just might pay off beyond wealth or professional success. It might get hard at times, but becoming acquainted with that margin of unpredictability and getting more comfortable with the unknown gives more meaning to the challenging undertones of it all. You can get everything that you want from the experience as long as you put forth everything that you are and all that you stand for. I’m eager to keep pushing on through the hardships, looking back to see how far I’ve come along rather than trying to go back to where I once was. This makes the difference between struggling in vain to escape the moment and embracing it for what it is so I can appreciate the opportunity to fully experience it. At the very least, tomorrow is a brand new day–so why not focus on where you are now, in the present? Even at its worst, stepping outside yourself would only deprive you of a valuable life-defining element that is part of your entire being.