“Buy the ticket, take the ride.” -Hunter S. Thompson

I just purchased my first Hunter S. Thompson book called Hell’s Angels. Even though I’ve never read his work I knew of him through his notorious legend from documentaries. Which made me want to see the real life character. I watched the Charlie Rose interview and a couple of others. He talked about not being…

Giving your characters distinct dialogue

A criticism I have toward my writing is I can’t really help noticing my characters all speak the same. Stephen King says the reason he puts a lot of he said she said in his books is so the reader can tell who’s speaking. That’s a given. I’m talking about making characters sound authentic. I…

Pandering to the Audience

“It’s not the job of the artist to give the audience what they want. If the audience knew what they needed, then they wouldn’t be the audience. They would be the artists. It is the job of artists to give the audience what they need.” -Alan Moore  

Grant Morrison’s experimental writing in Doom Patrol.

I find Grant Morrison endlessly fascinating. The way he wrote Doom Patrol shows how incredibly dedicated to writing he is. Grant Morrison would cut up news paper articles until he found something interesting to write about. His other method was to use the computers spell check after writing nonsensical sentences. If anybody remembers this function…

What holds me back as a writer?

My greatest writing is when I’m relaxed and just having fun with certain ideas. Not in the sense that I’m the next Shakespeare but if I really had fun and explored the subject matter to the best of my ability. I think the greatest and most underappreciated genre is horror. Now that I have a…