Category Archives: Writing
You’ve probably witnessed me saying that I disliked such-and-such because of how a woman is portrayed in it… Continue reading
Last year, I had no real awareness of dating bloggers. Eight months ago, I read an article I found through twitter on TBD.com about Dating in DC… Continue reading
This was a throw-away idea I had back in November but it’s stuck with me. A story told from the point of view of a zombie assassin. Here’s how it … Continue reading
As of now, I’m up to 19,866 words and I’ve definitely fallen behind on my word count goals. I keep going out at night and doing things. Foolish, foolish writer! … Continue reading
This week has been full of distractions for me, mostly really good ones, but I’ve not been able to write as much each day. Still, most of my plans for … Continue reading
Guys, in this chapter, Sh** Gets Real. Or unreal, as the case may be. As of this posting, I’m up to 13,344 words written. I’m a little tired and I … Continue reading
Writing all day is pretty fun, actually. I researched Jonathan Swift for this section, JUST IN CASE. I’m up to 10,417 words at this point. Check it out as Santa … Continue reading
Sorry for the delay in this next section. Been busy doing stuff besides writing. I know, I know, and I feel guilty about it, already. Still, here it is at … Continue reading
As of this segment, I’m up to 4871 words of my novel. Still having fun. Already missing sleep. If you haven’t read from the beginning, it started here: http://blog.paulidin.com/?p=378 Enjoy! … Continue reading
So, I’m going to do this year a bit differently from previous years. Previously, I kept all my writing to myself save a few excerpts here and there. This year, … Continue reading
I want to sing and dance and play ukulele and draw and write and make people laugh and it’s all been done! It seems like every time I’m grooving to … Continue reading
Yes, I realize that social networking is not new. Yes, even the online social networks that are the focus of this article have been around for a few years. Consider … Continue reading
Words are important. I still think that numbers are the vocabulary and mathematics the language of the universe, but that metaphor shows just how essential words themselves are. Words are what we use to change the world, more than muscle and more than science. In fact, I think that the notion of magic came about because some people were able to use words in unique ways that frightened and amazed others around them. The ability to manipulate words so that disparate ideas can be joined together in unexpected ways is beyond many and certainly strikes me as magical.
I am proud of my ability to make letters dance across a page to a tune of my own devising. I am not the greatest author the world has ever known, but I think I am no simple scribbler of pedantry either. I write sentences that make me smile and I try to convey concepts in interesting layers of colorful hyperbole. Sometimes, I can surprise myself by the structure and eloquence that I manage to capture in fleeting phrases.
In 2008, Aba invited me on a quest to write fifty-thousand words in a month. I worked hard to accomplish that goal and in looking over my achievement, I think it was good and feel pride in my production. That story is not yet finished, but I intend to tackle the challenge again come this year’s November.
Thus, I resolve to finish my book from last year’s National Novel Writing Month before the next begins. I shall also continue to write whatever I can, whenever I can, in the form of these blogs and perhaps in other endeavors. I have found that I can write poetry, though it is juvenile and amateurish. I have found that I can editorialize and spin fictions. I have found again and again that I feel great joy when my words come together and stand before me in thoughtfully organized dispositions which effectively convey my ideas. I have been happy to discover that once I record an idea for posterity, more ideas stand up to be recognized and captured.
I will write more in 2009 than any previous year because I love words.
I think there are two exceptionally memorable episodes of the Cosby show. Not that I actually remember the plots, there were just segments of the two episodes that left a … Continue reading
Today is a day in January of 2008 and I am full of opinions. It’s a good year for opinions, what with the Presidential Election of the United States of … Continue reading