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Draw From Life
When writing it's best to draw on inner feelings and events. Not only can it heal the writer, but on a deep level others can relate. Gary and I talk about drawing from within on this episode. Please subscribe if you like what you've watched. Thank you. WCM
The brightest flame burns quickest. Or like Lao Tzu said originally "The flame that burns twice as bright burns half as long." Sounds about right. You push too hard and you burn out. There you go. Burn. Candles. Get it? Well, it's true. Pushing yourself to achieve a goal is a good thing, but to over exert one's self is not. It's not only disaster that can take place, but total burn out--and then it's just not as fun. A little extra work never killed anyone, until you take it too far, you neglect your family, life. Yes, you're doing more, but now your spouse despises you. Your kids don't know you, and you may be getting sick. Now it's too late. You've gone and pushed yourself to the limits. And in the interim you've neglected a lot of things. Probably even your health. Now you're sick, about to cash in your ticket. And you look around. What did it get you? Your kids are grown a bit, maybe spouse left you. You
It's been quite a while since I last immersed myself in the world of Dying Light. I originally played this gem on the PS4. There's a special place in my heart for the horror genre. As there is for video games. Both are a great escape from the insanity that is life. And horror brings you to the realization that sometimes life can be just that. Horrific. Here enters Dying Light on the Switch. As the sequel to this franchise has recently debuted on next-gen systems, its predecessor was released on the Switch not too long ago. Say what you will about Nintendo's system, to play these blockbuster games natively on a portable, and not through Playstation's remote play, is an amazing feat. I remember playing Dying Light on my Vita through Remote Play, and of course there was a hit in the graphics and frame rate department, so this looks leaps and bounds better than that experience--which was still great even for what it was. Everything I remember is here, and I could be wron
I was reading this article in Publishers Weekly, http://blogs.publishersweekly.com/blogs/shelftalker/?p=29567#more-29567 and thought of my recent trip to the local Barnes and Noble with my wife and daughter. I love going to the book store. And they do well to entice would-be readers to pick up a book. The feeling is profound, just thinking about all the stories waiting to be read, all with the best special effects money can't buy. Sometimes the thought seems more appealing than the actual reading, almost the same with writing now that I think about it. I'm glad my daughter is picking up on chapter books, maybe she'll want to test her ideas and write stories like her dad. One book series that really gets kids going are the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books. She loves them. I'd pointed them out in the book store and we tried one, just to make sure, and that was it. It's almost as if she skipped a few reading levels from what she had been reading. I can