Posts Tagged ‘Mary Beth Lee’

The Creativity Bug

So my sister is a writer.  She has been a writer ever since I can remember.  She has a story idea and “BOOM!”: New Story.  At least that’s how it seemed to me.  And they’re not just stories.  A bunch of people can write stories.  Thousands of people throw words on page every day.  But she has always had good, well-developed characters and locations.  To be honest I’ve always been jealous of that ability.

A couple years ago, I had an idea for a story of my own.  I thought about it.  Then after that I thought about it.  It never seemed to come together completely for me.  I could think up a good “high concept”, whatever that means.  I had a couple of plot elements I wanted to try out.  I even had an overarching plot…sort of.  I talked this concept over with Mary Beth and she said it sounds interesting.  I should write it.  “Yeah right, I thought.” Read more…


This is where I tell why I started a blog…original huh?

January 22, 2010 1 comment

I am quite opinionated about a lot of things.  I also know a little about a lot of things.  So one might surmise that I am opinionated on things about which I know very little.  One would be quite right.  I started this blog with the thought that I could write in it and get some mental exercise, make a few friends I will never meet, expound piously about things I think I understand, and maybe learn something.  I like a good debate when it remains respectful.  No use getting nasty about opinions.

Like everyone else, my opinions are always right…at least to me.  I like politics.  I am conservative.  I am a Christian:  Southern Baptist by denomination, Church of God by birth.  So I am a repressed, egotistical, holy roller who is a fan of Rush Limbaugh.  I am also a gamer. I like roleplaying games and will sometimes write about them.  I don’t currently have a gaming group but would like to.  Sometimes it’s hard to find a Christian gaming group.  We don’t admit to people we know that we play due to the furor in the 80’s caused somewhat by Jack Chick’s Dark Dungeons tract.  I prefer to think of it like this.

My sister has a blog and suggested I start one, so you can blame her if you hate me.

I’ll try to update this blog at least weekly but if it’s like my Twitter feed or Facebook updates it may be sporadic.  I guess it depends on what I have to say.  So…till next time.