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Adventures With An Arcanist: Patrick Rothfuss

Patrick Rothfuss has quickly turned into one of my favorite authors of all time, and that’s saying a lot!  The way he wields the theoretical pen is amazing and very inspiring.  His ability to make his characters come alive, even those that are only in the story for short periods of time, sets him apart from many other authors I’ve read.  If you enjoy a good story with very deep characters, you will love his work.

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Undeniable Truth

Written in March of 2007 and inspired by all the babies I’d been around when I was young.  It was a fiction writing assignment in school.  It’s pretty short and really simple, hope you enjoy!  Let me know what you think by leaving a comment!

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But The Wrong Path Is Just So Easy!

Anyone who knows me knows that I enjoy writing content that motivates and/or inspires, but it’s not easy to do when you lack one or the other (or both!). The past few years, I’ve had plenty of inspiration to write about these topics, but lacked the motivation to actually do it. But that’ll change today with this post. I hope it will inspire you to do better in your life.

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Rainy Day

This story was written 10/26/04 and was inspired by a dream I had the night before.  It was one of those stories that I sat down to write and next thing I knew, I had written five pages!  While I was me in my dream and the girl resembled someone I knew, they are not really based on anyone in particular.  It is one of my favorite things I’ve ever written and has gotten praise from a few other writers for how the adult theme was handled.

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What is Writer’s Block?

Note: This was updated from a previously posted article I wrote to reflect changes in my thoughts. Awhile back I had a bad case of writer's block.  In fact, it lasted for years.  I went from writing every day to not writing anything more than an occasional blog post...

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One Night Extravaganza

Note: This story was written back in 2007 and partly inspired by real life events with my friends. We used to have some wild parties back when we were 16-20, especially when my parents went out of town (Love you mom and dad!). This story was a lot of fun to write, and...

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Archetypes of The Last Airbender

This essay was originally written on October 22nd, 2010 and was part of a school assignment. It uses concepts from The Hero’s Journey/Monomyth and compares them with The Last Airbender TV series. It was an essay that brought me not only a high grade but also helped solidify my choice to finish off my English degree. Enjoy!

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Untitled Short Story (7/27/11)

     As I walk outside, the day seems just like any other.  A warm California summer day, to be exact.  No doubt there are people at the beach having fun, all the public pools filled with children out of school, crowded coffee shops with people trying to stay cool, and my neighbor doing some gardening.  But how could the world keep going around when I feel like this?  How is it possible that there is any happiness in the world when my world is crumbling down around me?

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Stop The Notifications! How To Increase Productivity and Quality of Life

I was addicted to Facebook. As a matter of fact, I was so addicted at one point, I spent at least 15 minutes of every waking hour either playing a Facebook game, chatting, or just going over posts. That was a luxury I could take while I was finishing up my bachelor’s degree and already online the majority of the day, but it still left me very little time to write or do anything else. It wasn’t until I distanced myself from Facebook that I realized exactly what it was doing to me. Even if you don’t feel addicted to social networking, read on. You might discover that these tips can even help you become more productive throughout the day!

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August/September Update and Steam Powered Dreams Story Engine

I can’t believe it’s already September! It feels like summer just started, and here we are at the very end. I also can’t believe it’s been almost 5 months since my last update! I am really looking for an outlet for some of the more personal (yet still professional) things going on in my life, such as the behind the scenes of Steam Powerd Dreams, trying to find a day job to help fund the company and even a few more personal things like my living situation.

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Kahlima’s Secret Update 4/14/17

I haven’t been writing lately. I know, I know, that’s so horrible and I should feel bad…well I do, actually. I’ve been working on Kahlima’s Secret in my mind for the past few months and realized my first draft had a huge flaw, one that will require an almost full rewrite of the story: Kahlima is reacting rather than acting. This is an issue that plagues many stories in their first draft, but I didn’t realize it until I was already on my third.

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