Athens is the home of some of the coolest mythology ever created. Zeus, God of Thunder and Sky, King of the gods of Mount Olympus; Poseidon, Lord of the Oceans; Hades, Ruler of the Underworld; Dionysus (my favorite), God of Wine and Madness; Vacation God, Breaker of MacBooks and other Work Instruments.
Athens and Santorini have always pulled on my imagination like an insistent child annoying the shit out of his mother (remember when I used to do that mom?). The islands, the history, the views, the food… maybe running into a Greek god or two.
Starting tomorrow, June 16, I’m going to be realizing some of those long held dreams. Along with my girlfriend, her parents, and their family friends (thanks everyone), I’ll be spending 10 days in Athens and Santorini, and I couldn’t be more excited. Continue reading “Follow Me To Greece”
What can you learn about writing (and about yourself) after four years of blogging?
Today, June 8th, 2017, is an important day for me. Four years ago today I started this blog, Fiction All Day, with a lame an irreverently titled post: Introductions Suck… The very next day, I followed that pilot post with with another, this one about Writers and Astronauts. Three days later I followed up yet again with Writing is Scary… (and apparently I thought ellipses in post titles were really cool). Continue reading “My 4th Blogaversary – What Blogging Has Taught Me”
Two steps across the finish line and I’m already halfway to my bed for a nap – that’s how I feel after last month’s challenge. Across April I managed to write more words in a single month than ever before, eat healthy, quit drinking, and be an all around better person (just kidding I’m still a jerk).
If you’re late to the party (then you’re lazy), follow these links to find the intro post, part I, part II, and part III. Or just read on and pretend you’re picking up Game of Thrones in the middle of Season 6 (lol good luck). Continue reading “An April Challenge Victory”
Have you ever been so entirely snared by a story idea that everything else immediately takes second place? I’m not talking about a bolt-of-lightning idea – one of those rabbits that comes out of nowhere and invades your thoughts for a day or a week – I’m talking about something more long term. A story idea that came to you a year ago, built upon itself by occupying your free thoughts when you didn’t even realize you were daydreaming, and came to become a wave so large it blotted out the sun. It pushed your current WIP, day job, social life… everything… into the back seat of the car.
Yes? No? Stop saying weird stuff, Dave? Continue reading “Write In Weird Places II – The Metro”
It’s hard to believe that there are only 10 days left in April, isn’t it? Where does the time go? What have I accomplished? Why isn’t my book done yet?
This week of intense writing has taught me something extremely valuable, something for which I think I’ll be grateful for a long time to come. Continue reading “April Challenge – Week 3 Recap – Write Slow”