I haven't read too many books on writing. Personally, I find more use from actual courses which allow for real writing and critique. However, I do still read to write. I just read novels. If you want to write journalism, read newspapers and web articles. If you want to write biographies, read biographies. If you … Continue reading A Creator’s Journey #8–Writing by Reading
I've never been able to take inspiration from success stories. I know the point of them is to say, "I did it and so can you!" but for some reason, hearing the tales of other writers doesn't give me a lot of hope. In fact, it's usually the opposite. While I'm certainly envious, that's not … Continue reading A Creator’s Journey #2–Inspirations
I know that sounds smug of me, like I'm some hot shot with skills everybody wants and that this is only a first-world problem, like eating chicken every night for a week or forgetting your phone when you go into the bathroom. But in reality, this is just the strange and scary side-effects to living … Continue reading Turning Down Jobs is Hard
Jesus drew analogies for the Kingdom of God from everywhere and everything: sheep, water, buildings, you name it. And the holy spirit still teaches people that way. This time, my inspiration came from a video game: Kingdom Hearts 2. A crossover between Disney and Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts should not have been as awesome as … Continue reading What Kingdom Hearts 2 Taught Me About Christianity
I've dealt with that a lot in my life, that voice that says "You're nothing," supported only by 100% fact. I don't have enough money to build a future for my family and my particular career path (or lack thereof) doesn't have any future, and my prospects for something better don't look good. Can't make … Continue reading Are You Nothing? Good! That Makes You Perfect
Starting and finishing are the two hardest parts of any project. Most anybody knows that finishing is hard, I mean running five feet? Sure! The other 9.98 miles? Mm, no. I think everybody underestimates starting, though. It certainly doesn't seem that hard, you just...start. Only...you don't. Yes, you do start whenever you start, but you … Continue reading After a Week of Work, I can Finally Start!
Yeah, you read that right: Tomb Raider, the new Lara Croft model on the PS3 and Xbox 360. A violent video game that has jack squat to do with Christianity. But one of the purposes of this blog is to see how art and Christianity combine in strange ways. The best of Christian inspirations can … Continue reading What the new Tomb Raider taught me about Christianity