What is prose? Prose is a form of written language, which typically resembles ordinary speech. It usually looks blocky on the page. It flows naturally. It can be creative. In fact, I'm using prose right now. There are many different kinds of prose. The most common types are: NonfictionalFictionalHeroicProse Poetry These four types branch off … Continue reading Level Up Your Writing with Colorful Prose!
One of the Facebook groups I belong to asked members to comment on the best writing advice they ever received. I want to share these tips with you. 🙂 To free write or journal often to help discover and hone my voice. Block off time to write and write something every day, even when you … Continue reading The Best Writing Tips/Advice Ever!
Nice & Smooth is an East Coast hip hop duo from New York City that consists of Gregory O. "Greg Nice" Mays and Darryl O. "Smooth B" Barnes plus their deejay Tedd "DJ Teddy Tedd" Whiting. Like most music I took a fancy to, my older brothers had introduced them to me. Back in the 90s … Continue reading Sometimes I Read Slow, Sometimes I Read Quick
The first time I dipped my toes in this intimate and imperative style was while reading "Choose Your Own Adventure" books. Oh, and prior to that time was when my mom read "The Monster at the End of This Book" told by lovable Grover. In my high school honors class, I remember reading another second-person … Continue reading Seduced by Second-Person Point of View
Netflix's The Many Faces of Ito is based on a novel by Japanese author Asako Yuzuki called "Ito-Kun A to E". To be fair, I believe that both male and female writers are capable of writing characters outside of their own experiences, provided that they put in the blood, sweat, and tears to write these … Continue reading An Analysis of The Many Faces of Ito
Most of us are familiar with the German fairy tale, Rumpelstiltskin. If you're unfamiliar with it, you can read up on him here, here, or even here. Fast-forwarding to the end of the fairy tale, the once upon a time peasant Queen is triumphant because discovering his titular name is what seals his fate. The … Continue reading What’s in a Name? A Lot.
I remember once when I was sitting at home with my oldest son, (he was eight at the time), and he snapped at me, "Why do you keep laughing?" We were supposed to be enjoying silent reading time, or perhaps I was enjoying it a little too much because I couldn't stop laughing out loud … Continue reading HELP! I Have an Overactive Imagination and (sometimes) I’m Afraid to Use it!
The Japanese TV Drama, "The Many Faces of Ito" has it all and then some. I binge-watched it when it debuted on Netflix and may mostly re-watch it. Why? Unrequited love. Misunderstandings. Best Friends Forever Betrayal. Oh. My. Goodies! The series is mostly about Rio Yazaki, a jaded rom-com screenwriter who is struggling to make … Continue reading “The Many Faces of Ito” is . . . delightful.
Theme and Direction A reflection on . . . my family. Sunrise to sunset Ichi-go ichi-e, to Moonrise to moonset.
Theme and Direction A reflection on . . . my work life. Tout kod gen de bout. Crystallize me if you dare, but even ice shifts.