The 2018 52 Week Short Story Writing Challenge, Week 2 Writing Prompt! #52Weeks52Stories #52WeekShortStoryChallenge

Prompts this week are, “A for-hire corporate spy has stolen a new microchip design. They have one week to transfer it to their employer. What happens?” and, “Aliens are among us, but they are not what we expected.” @SMCADMAN Continue reading The 2018 52 Week Short Story Writing Challenge, Week 2 Writing Prompt! #52Weeks52Stories #52WeekShortStoryChallenge

The origin of the ’80s aesthetic—the Memphis Milano Group #art #design #popculture #arthistory #designhistory #architecture #the80s #MemphisMilano

Originally posted on a million and one magazine:
Wondering what inspired the graphics of our magazine? It was the 80’s Memphis Group, an Italian design and architecture collective founded by Ettore Sottsass. Long live the 80’s, and rock on, dude! ;) “The design phenomenon that defined the decade.” via @voxdotcom The Memphis Design Movement Is Having a Moment via THE CUT Continue reading The origin of the ’80s aesthetic—the Memphis Milano Group #art #design #popculture #arthistory #designhistory #architecture #the80s #MemphisMilano

The 2018 52 Week Short Story Writing Challenge Starts Today! Are You Ready? #52Weeks52Stories #52WeekShortStoryChallenge

Crack your knuckles, warm up your computer, and drink some coffee! Here are the St. Patrick’s Day prompts especially written for us by  @FuckinPrompts at https://milklunchbiscuits.wordpress.com. Continue reading The 2018 52 Week Short Story Writing Challenge Starts Today! Are You Ready? #52Weeks52Stories #52WeekShortStoryChallenge

And, We’re Back! Join Us For The 2018 52 Week Short Story Writing Challenge!

And, We’re Back! Join Us For The 2018 52 Week Short Story Writing Challenge! The first prompt will be posted on St. Patrick’s Day, Saturday March 17th, 2018. Simple, right? And we’ll, “Keep it simple, stupid.” Same as last year, along with these posts, I will include various writing tidbits, tips and ideas on how to accomplish this writing feat from myself and various authors. We hope you’ll take a chance and write with us this year, especially if you’ve been experiencing writer’s block and need something to motivate you, this is it! Continue reading And, We’re Back! Join Us For The 2018 52 Week Short Story Writing Challenge!

Narrative Point of View & Deep Point of View: Writing Tips #WriteTips #AmWriting

“Ever read a story, novel or poem and wonder why you’re unable to identify with it? Perhaps you decide to stick with it and struggle through reading it. But now you’re left unsatisfied with how it was told to you. What exactly was the issue with it, why couldn’t you just get into it? Sometimes it’s as simple as the Point of View it was told to you in.” Continue reading Narrative Point of View & Deep Point of View: Writing Tips #WriteTips #AmWriting

Lord of the Flies & the #Psychology of #Politics. “Maybe there is a beast… maybe it’s only us.”¹ Simon, Lord Of The Flies #essay #amwriting #writing #amreading #reading #books #classics #novels #fiction

“In Lord of Flies, we also see the archetypes that Freud described of the Superego, Ego and Id, or Freudian Trio in the three main characters. Piggy represents the Superego; Ralph the Ego; and Jack the Id. It’s presented as a way of understanding how politics and leadership works but it’s also detailing parts of ourselves. In today’s world, most especially in American politics, these archetypes still exist and play out—insightful, intelligent and wise Bernie Sanders is like bespectacled Piggy, the Superego; decisive, shrewd and realistic Hillary Clinton is much like Ralph, the Ego; and impulsive, brash and narcissistic Donald Trump is like a lot like antagonist Jack, the Id. Or so the narrative has been framed for the consuming public.” Continue reading Lord of the Flies & the #Psychology of #Politics. “Maybe there is a beast… maybe it’s only us.”¹ Simon, Lord Of The Flies #essay #amwriting #writing #amreading #reading #books #classics #novels #fiction

My article, Lord of the Flies & the #Psychology of #Politics is now up on Page to Pixels! :)

“Post WWII, counter measures emerged from Edward Bernays the nephew of Sigmund Freud. His uncle stated that he “…had discovered primitive sexual and aggressive forces hidden deep inside the minds of all human beings, forces which if not controlled, led individuals and societies to utter chaos and destruction.”3 Bernays based upon the theories of Freud, felt that manipulating the public was a necessary evil to control these urges and prevent future wars and the ultimate destruction of society.” Continue reading My article, Lord of the Flies & the #Psychology of #Politics is now up on Page to Pixels! :)

And the book is out with #Foretoken! :) #fiction #shortstory

My short story, Foretoken a Sci-Fi YA about Time Travel is now available in a book entitled, Disorderly Lives. As promised, I’ve done it in a three-part serial and will release the second part of Foretoken, entitled Foretoken RED on my website in two to three weeks. The third part, Foretoken BLUE will follow a few months later :) Continue reading And the book is out with #Foretoken! :) #fiction #shortstory

David’s Books – Closing Sale

Originally posted on Barrie Writers' Club:
Unfortunately, David’s Books is closing its doors for the last time on Sat June 28, 2014. Everything must go. Books, collectibles, and even shelving are all for sale. From David himself: It is with heavy hearts that we inform you that we will be closing the store! Last Day is June 28 Closing Sale! Everything Must Go! Even the… Continue reading David’s Books – Closing Sale

New Reading Series – Word UP! June 19, 2014

Originally posted on Barrie Writers' Club:
Since the demise of the Society of the Spoken Word, a number of local writers and poets – including some BWC members – have gotten together and are organizing a new reading series called Word UP! The first event will be held on Thursday June 19, 2014 from 7-9 pm @ Unity Market Cafe & Studio, located at 25… Continue reading New Reading Series – Word UP! June 19, 2014