Journalists and broadcasters alike are junkies for statistics and streaks. They illustrate talking points, provide context, and fill up copy space and broadcast time alike. But in Penguins defenseman Brian Dumoulin, a particular stat hung a phantom monkey on his back during the regular season.
I won’t lie. When I was a kid, I would spend mornings popping in DvDs of episodes from The Three Stooges and Tom & Jerry. A few minutes in, I would be holding my stomach and shaking my head with laughter. My mom would often pop her head into her living room, getting a kick out of the hysterics. Continue reading Comedy and Writing
When a lot of people hear the word blogger, they think of some cheeto-fingered dude angrily typing out conspiracy theories and revolutionary manifestos from his parent’s basement. Continue reading Props to My Classmates & Fellow Bloggers
Here at Geneva College, we emphasize that possessing a Christian worldview affects how we approach culture and creative callings. I guess I’ll add to the chorus and explain how Christ and Gospel shape the way I approach character creation in my story. Continue reading Hell and Back
I’m not sure why I do it—why I continue to scribble and erase and type and backspace and rewrite and edit and…you get the idea. Continue reading What Keeps Me Writing
Before this semester, I would have thought journalism and short fiction as two mutually exclusive categories with no crossover. My class load has taught me otherwise. Along with writing for the Cabinet (Geneva College’s campus newspaper for those of you outside the Geneva bubble), I took contemporary news writing, publishing, and creative writing. Continue reading How Writing for the Cabinet Improved my Creative Writing
I’ve run out of smart-sounding things to say about writing short stories, so I’ll transition to simply telling stories about my own life. Hopefully, I can dredge up some lessons for you all from the experiences. Continue reading Giving Your Story a Resolution