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November 14, 2011 by Savot on ghost-write
This was it.  The defining moment.  The critical juncture.

Take the ride?  Or pass? 

She climbed into the vintage red pick-up, set the army green backpack (much heavier now than when she struck out on her 18th birthday), between battered ruby tennis shoes. 

“Broker,” she gave the driver a slight smile.  “I’m heading to Broker.”

White walls kicked up a trail of New Mexico dust as they pulled onto Highway Seven.

October 31, 2011 by Curious-Pandora on Pandora's Box
You do anything long enough to escape the habit of living until the escape becomes the habit. David Ryan

Sugar and spice and everything nice that's what little girls are made of.  Houston, we have a problem with this anatomy and physiology theory.  The problem arises when a sweet heart with a sweet tooth and a double X chromosome falls into the pit of despair clinging to the last link on the DNA chain, screaming, pleading and begging for the snips and snails and puppy dog tails ...
April 25, 2011 by joriddler on sketchmaster
Hi everyone,

Introduce, my name is Hutabarat, Johannes. You can call me Joe.

I'm from Medan, North Sumatera, Indonesia.

Now, I studying in University of North Sumatera, and my fokus is Computer Science.

I've interesting in design 3D, and support software that I used is Google Sketchup.

I want to share my experiences in this blog, and hope all you guys do the same.

I hope you enjoy my first blog, and I desire to take comment and critic about my article.


with regard,...
April 17, 2011 by cassiangrey on cassiangrey
Where have I been?

Well, I was in Utah for a couple of day.  I've just barely recovered from the 11 hour drive there and 11 hours back.

So the question is have I been working on the book or the writer's block project.  The answer is no.  Have I been watching too much Netflix?  Is their too much Netflix.  I've been binging on horror flix, most of which were quite terrible, but a few decent ones.  If you're curious I can recommend a few.  The interesting an...
March 23, 2011 by cassiangrey on cassiangrey
Project Typist

I still haven't gotten around to trying out the exercise and writing experiment.  Mostly because I'd prefer to be alone when I did it.  I have this crazy image in my head what I would look like; sitting in front of my computer furiously typing for 15 minutes then suddenly I get up and start doing jumping jacks.  After after 50 repetitions I stop and go back to my computer.  This happens 8 times all the while I'm focused on my own little world not say...
March 20, 2011 by cassiangrey on cassiangrey
Project Typist

The other day I was having a conversation with my wife about scheduling.  More specifically about how I'm always trying to make or get on a schedule and then consequently getting frustrated.  Which in retrospect is true, though I can never quite figure out what went wrong.  I usually just blame the situation and people for being so unpredictable.  Not to say that I'm not right but I could possibly be semi-wrong.  My wife suggested that the crux ...
March 10, 2011 by cassiangrey on cassiangrey
Project Typist

I've begun to believe that my current lifestyle is not cohesive with a regular schedule.  This makes it nearly impossible to set a consistent work time thus making it this section of the experiment impractical.  With that said, For me, schedule writing is a bad system to counter act writers block.

Even if I pretended that I had a normal day, coming home from work, having dinner then sitting at a desk to write, I still don't think its a good system.  ...
March 8, 2011 by cassiangrey on cassiangrey
Project Typist

Sometimes nothing works out.

After a long time, a few interruptions and a lot of thought the system of scheduled writing needs to be more complex.  At least for this experiment.  The reality of life is that I can't say that every day I will be free from this time to this time.  Perhaps it's just my life but I think that isn't very likely.  I think that there is no guarantee for any artist that they can control the world.

Well... Other than ignor...
March 1, 2011 by cassiangrey on cassiangrey
Project Typist

Day 2.0 – Scheduling - The best laid plans... This is one of the major reasons I don' believe creating a schedule for writing is a functional system. Things come up; little things, important things and things that need to get done. While writing is important, and to a certain extent I consider it my job, there are tasks that must be completed in order to live. So today I didn't write. It isn't the first time and it won't be the last time I planned to work and so...
February 28, 2011 by cassiangrey on cassiangrey
Project TypistDay 1 – Scheduling – Today I'm am working on scheduled writing. I began writing at 1pm, like I planned to do over the next couple of days. Just prior to getting to work I fall asleep for an hour long nap. I almost didn't wake up. Despite feeling exhausted I got to work. Since I watch TV during the control I decided to watch TV during this session. I wrote for nearly an hour, a lot of dialog, then I hit a plot point I hadn't thought through. Trying to figure out w...
February 27, 2011 by cassiangrey on cassiangrey
Project Typist

Day 3 – Control – Drinking and writing just like the masters. I’ve read several theories that drinking doesn’t help the artistic mind and may actually hinder it.  I may not have written as much as day 2 but I felt like I was on a roll.  I was still watching Robotech while working. I Wrote for an hour but was distracted for nearly 30 minutes.

484 words typed.
February 27, 2011 by cassiangrey on cassiangrey
Project Typist

Day 2 – Control – Still working on Rhodes still watching Robotech. Listened to music while working.  Worked for an hour and a half then got bored and worried that the plot line was getting confused. Spent a good while re-reading the end of Rendered Fat to remember what was going on. Also it felt like there was too much dialog. I’m also hungry, the cat wants attention and I want to cut my hair. 730 words typed.

For anyone who doesn’t know t...
February 27, 2011 by cassiangrey on cassiangrey
Day 1 – Control

I’ working on the sequel to Rendered Fat which is currently called Rhodes.  Before I set to work there were 7,113 words.  I sat on the couch watch TV as I typed.  It had been a while since I last wrote so I didn’t expect it to go well.

I lasted 30 minutes.  Brought down by distractions and sleep. After browsing the internet briefly I decided to nap.

It’s debatable whether or not my distraction and sleepiness could be a psyc...
February 27, 2011 by cassiangrey on cassiangrey
“Writers block” is defined as a writers inability to form words into sentences and sentences into information, either fictional or non-fictional. This experiment does not intend to discover the cause of this issue, whether biological or physiologic. The purpose of the experiment is to find realistic and efficient solutions to writers block. There will be 3 section in this experiment. Section 1st will be the control, writing unaided by any systems. The 2nd will contain the...