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Larger Than Life

Before you ask about it, some clarification: if you’re a diligent reader of this blog you may have noticed that I recently wrote and posted some odd quasianecdotes about some of my strange friends. You may have perused through and not really paid any attention to the categorization of those posts or the keywords stamped at the bottom. And then you may have thought, gee… Brad sure knows some weird people and why have I never met these folks or heard of them before? And again, before you ask about it, some clarification: as subtly stated on the metadata of these posts, they are fiction. I’ve been working on a little writing project to create some larger than life characters in the theme of exploring the writing of a personal mythos in the form of a series of tall tales. It’s weird, I know, but it’s just a writing exercise. What you might have read are just fun-house mirror personas and meant to purposefully exaggerate, mash together, and amplify along vectors of the imagination some of my real personal experiences, but they are ultimately fictitious and meant to be more faux than reality.

12 May 02017 | asides & shorts | writing
My twenty-year old self was pretty sure I'd have published at least one bestselling novel by the time I turned 40.
a sums & pieces for 11 Apr 02017
Writing, I think, is a desire to articulate this abstraction we call life into something that can be shared. If you don't know how to interpret the abstraction or don't care to share it, then there's nothing left to be taught.
a sums & pieces for 17 Dec 02016

art & code | writing 

7 Jul 02016 | 2 minutes of your time

I really do feel compelled to let you peek behind the curtains a little bit.

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art & code | writing 

30 Jun 02016 | 3 minutes of your time

Thinkdrop (though Claire suggested I call it “KidzNewz”) is a news “explainer.”

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22 Apr 02016 | 3 minutes of your time

Comics are fifty-fifty, dialogue-action.

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If I'm being honest, I'd probably find it fairly easy to live without the constant unfulfilled compulsion to write fiction.
a sums & pieces for 22 Feb 02016
Not fast enough to retype my damn novel anytime soon.
a sums & pieces for 28 Dec 02015
Writing is sometimes turning off the filter between the narrative in your brain and the fingers typing on the keyboard. It doesn't guarantee good results, but it gets things done.
a sums & pieces for 17 Dec 02015

technology | writing 

17 Dec 02015 | 2 minutes of your time

I never thought I’d be the person who advocated for voice-to-text dictation…

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health & well-being | writing 

1 Dec 02015 | 2 minutes of your time

Big things with little daily efforts. They all add up.

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I was backing up my handwritten pages by taking photos of each of them. On the last page of writing towards my challenge goal, page 176, I took a photo of the page with my thumbs up just below. Best. Writing. Photo. Ever.
a sums & pieces for 30 Nov 02015

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