If you’re someone who is always chasing that next thrill or challenge, the idea of hunting your fellow man for sport may be an activity you’ve considered. For many of us, playing the most dangerous game is as inevitable as the survivors of a shipwreck or zombie apocalypse turning on each other in vicious plays of power. To the sportsman, nothing can compare with prey that has the ability to reason. Daredevils may be drawn to the heady promise of the adrenaline of the chase. Parents searching for a less…
I can’t remember how it started but in high school, I spent two summers painting murals in the town I grew up in.
For all that I loved Batman, it was the X-Men that I made an OC for. I’ve shared some things about her before, but not the original comics, out of embarrassment I guess. I think after 20+ years the statute of limitations on embarrassment in old work is up.
Chapter three of Wonderbook by Jeff Vandermeer is about beginnings and endings, with some illustrated pages sharing notable first and last lines. It made me think of the possibilities of using it as a text in a class and what exercises you could implement beyond those included in the book itself. What are the first and last lines of books and stories I love?
I’m reluctant to read writing process books, but my mentor from the SFWA recommended Wonderbook by Jeff Vandermeer, a book I 100% would not have picked up and am now excited to own.