Movies, Musings, Writing

The stuff I blog when I tire of relevancy

Yesterday, I watched Ponyo, an animated Japanese children’s movie. It reminded me of another movie, Spirited Away, and a quick check at Netflix told me they were both directed by Hayao Miyazaki. Spirited Away won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature in 2003. The animation in these movies is gorgeous, though some of the imagery… Continue reading The stuff I blog when I tire of relevancy

Advice, Craft, Fiction, Goals, Publish, Tips, Writing

Writing vs. Crafting

A couple days ago, Ann Lynn asked for my opinion on the difference between writing a story and crafting a story. It’s like this: just because I know how to use wood glue and C-clamps to repair a dresser drawer, doesn’t mean I can design and build a solid cherry armoire. In the same way,… Continue reading Writing vs. Crafting

Polls, Writing

Okay, everybody VOTE!

And I do mean EVERYBODY! Some of you are regular visitors to my blog, and I've probably visited your blog, so I may already know a little about what you write. Doesn't matter. I still want you to make your choice official and VOTE. Some of you may be visiting for the first time. Great.… Continue reading Okay, everybody VOTE!