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Musings of a Lonely Mind The Continuing Adventures of a Geek with a Dream

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Musings of a Lonely Mind · 1d ago

Delivering on Story Promises

When you write something creative – anything creative – you have a contract with your audience. In the crucial first pages you’re setting the stage for everything to come. You need to delive...
Musings of a Lonely Mind · 1W ago

Checkin: The Trip Animated Movie, July 2017

This marks year two since I started my journey to produce an animated movie based on THE TRIP. Animation isn’t something you enter into lightly. I estimated at the start of the project it wo...
Musings of a Lonely Mind · 1M ago

A Time To Build

Back when I was publishing The Trip, I made a big mistake. I sat on starting an audience until after the book launched. In this post I figured I’d share some of my advice about when you shou...
Musings of a Lonely Mind · 2M ago

Against the Best

Everyone feels insecure when up against the best. – Kurt Belcher, zombies, props and backgrounds, THE TRIP – THE ANIMATED MOTION PICTURE. We just recorded a session for my first feature, THE...
Musings of a Lonely Mind · 2M ago

The Value of the Crazy-Ass Plans

I saw a post over on Quora that resonated with me. This person was talking about a girl they had a crush on and how they could get over this. I posted my advice to this person over there, bu...
Musings of a Lonely Mind · 2M ago

The Power of Music

Back when I was in college, we’d occasionally have a professor come in and play classical music while we were studying. They would tell us this helped us concentrate. These little interludes...
Musings of a Lonely Mind · 3M ago

Throwing the Patterns Away

I’ve mentioned story patterns before – back in On Patterns and Story we dove deep into the topic. Today I’d like to take another look at the subject and talk about when and why you should th...
Musings of a Lonely Mind · 3M ago

What’s in a Name (Character Edition)

One of the most important things in writing fiction is choosing the names for your characters. Since this comes up on a weekly basis in several writing groups I follow, I figured it’s time f...
Musings of a Lonely Mind · 3M ago

The Leap

This marks year two of my multi-year project to bring my novel THE TRIP to life as an animated movie. It’s been a long, tough project but I’m feeling like things are coming together nicely. ...
Musings of a Lonely Mind · 3M ago

The Value of Community

I’m heading for a writing conference this weekend, and I’m really excited about it. If you’ve never been to a conference or a writing group, let’s explore the topic in this post. I’m Not Rea...