So I've been trying something. It's a mix of a few things I've said on here, just doing it, meaning writing (or insert anything creative you are going for).
I was talking to a writer friend of mine, Gary Buller, and we were discussing another writer who puts out stories at a pretty fast clip. He mentioned that they try to write a story a day. I've heard about some who do this, the level of polish depends on the writer, but I've heard of it. Then I thought, what if I apply this every time I get a thought. Instead of just letting the idea get away like usual, I'll act on it and push out a full story, good or bad. So far the results gave been pretty good. I've noticed that stale thoughts are being emptied, making way for new ones. New techniques are being thought up, and I have more room after the purge to think up new ideas. What I do is grab any device closest: phone, laptop, work computer (if you have access to one at your job) and get down the story. No hesi…
I'm excited. Just got out of work and my wife texts me with a message she revived from Sprint. It states what I'd read on a site not too long ago about my phone getting a big update on February 24th. Not only will Note 9 be getting Android 10, but also Samsung's One UI 2.
Looks like it impacts Calling PLUS. Don't think I really ever used that. Hope it's not a permanent issue, though. I'll have to look into that.
I've been loving my Note 9. Had it for about a year now. It's hands down the best phone I've ever owned. People are getting this phone instead of the Note 10, because of the lower price.
Back to the news. It's not just the updated functionality to the phone and new features that I'm looking forward to, it's the DEX on PC support, where I can plug my phone in with a USB cable to my laptop and my phone becomes a computer on my computer. Note 9 has DEX built into the phone, so only a cord is needed to turn the device into a desktop…
Objects and places have a way of influencing art. They can inspire the best in us.
Sometimes I drive into work and I see this burned out sort of house thing that is propped up on stilts, just off the West Side Highway. The stilts protrude from the water. I believe around 90th street.
It’s strange. But looking at this structure, I can see a story, characters. A recluse vampire, or a being who does not want to be seen by the public.
I don’t have to write the story down to feel it inside, as though it has taken place. That character is waiting there, hiding within, behind the doorway, peeking out now and again. He/she is waiting for me to flesh out their tale.
I can see it all, now to just get it on paper the way I witness it in my mind, so readers can see it the same way.
Not too easy, but it’s possible.
Though, isn’t it funny how just looking at something, or being somewhere specific can bring these feelings and visuals to you? They scream out to tell the story they invoke. The characters c…