Originality Versus Creativity

There was a great article that was shared around a few weeks ago, titled “Stop trying to ‘be original’ and strive to be prolific instead,” which discusses the importance of being prolific as a writer, making the point that contrary to what some literary circles say, being prolific does not mean a lower quality of work.Continue reading “Originality Versus Creativity”

Why the Story of Mass Effect is One of the Greatest Stories Ever Told, and What it Has to Offer Genre Writers (Part 1)

For anyone who’s read some of my previous posts or followed me on Twitter will probably know that I’m a huge fan of the Mass Effect game series. I’ve played through each game nearly twice now, and I’ve spent more than 100 hours playing Mass Effect 3’s multiplayer mode. So yeah, I like the games.Continue reading “Why the Story of Mass Effect is One of the Greatest Stories Ever Told, and What it Has to Offer Genre Writers (Part 1)”

On Vision

“You will pay the price for your lack of vision!” –Emperor Palpatine, 2013 The importance of vision  is something that I feel is often understated. I would make a comparison between a creator’s vision to a politicians ideology: Without it, there’s really something missing. Everyone needs a goal to work toward, and that goal shouldContinue reading “On Vision”

I’m back! Also, Learning From Movies: Prometheus

It’s been far too long. Almost two months, in fact. It’s partially my fault, but at the same time not. Basically, finals happened. And for a number of reasons, this finals season was the hardest one I’ve had in a while (partially due to my lack of desire to do anything school related). But nowContinue reading “I’m back! Also, Learning From Movies: Prometheus”