I’m Not A Vampire, But I’ve Played One For Half My Life

I walked into the house and out of the cold Minnesota evening with my friend, and immediately knew the scene I was looking at People were seated around a table with pieces of notebook paper containing words like “Clan” and “Generation” scrawled on them in various states of bad handwriting. That old, familiar dark green … Continue reading I’m Not A Vampire, But I’ve Played One For Half My Life

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What The F**k Is A “Gutter Mage”? (A public definition of a private practice)

The very first post I put up on this blog promised an ever-shifting topic base, and to reach into stranger corners of my existence. To have the chaotic bent that most blogs try not to have. I would say that an extended period of dead air, followed by an explanation of my personal occult views and … Continue reading What The F**k Is A “Gutter Mage”? (A public definition of a private practice)

Slashed Tires, Dead Batteries, And Other Reasons The Road To Progress Doesn’t Get Driven On

These days, my feeling like I can’t get moving is completely justified. Every time I feel like I’m doing something to move forward and make progress, I’m almost immediately proven wrong. “Frustrating” doesn’t touch this. “Depressing” comes closer, but still isn’t quite there. The only analogy I can find is more akin to the title. … Continue reading Slashed Tires, Dead Batteries, And Other Reasons The Road To Progress Doesn’t Get Driven On

I Went Crazy Producing An Experimental Fiction Narrative, And All I Got Was This Blog Post

The greatest thing about being a writer, to me, is the diversity of information I end up digging through when doing research. If I’m writing about cars, Roman centurions, or John Wilkes Booth’s family tree, I can pull up everything I need then and there because it’s all at my fingertips. The side effect of … Continue reading I Went Crazy Producing An Experimental Fiction Narrative, And All I Got Was This Blog Post