Start at the action

Now that I've got a bit of experience slush reading at our new magazine, I can say 'start at the action' with even more certainty than ever. When you're reading someone else's story, who you don't know, and have no preconceptions about, it is a lot easier to see faults. One fault being 'I have …

Alternate Worlds: in which sleeping you is the real you

When you are asleep, your mind is at its true potential, in full conscious awareness, contemplating higher thoughts and imagining the truth of the universe. While you are 'awake' you stumble through life hardly aware of anything but your immediate surroundings, and your 'sleeping' self has no time for this you, only even thinking about …

Dream for the collective

I feel like my purpose is to tell stories. But what kind of purpose is that? Isn't it just a waste of time? A self-indulgence, or enabling of others to self-indulge? I disagree (of course, I would have to.) I propose that stories serve the same purpose to society as dreams do to individuals. They …

A job?

Is it just a fantasy? Could writing ever make ends meet? Sometimes I feel like money's got me crawling on the floor. The things we love rarely pay the rent, but we do them nonetheless. Don't quit your day dream. You should love what you do, not do what you love--bullshit. Can we manufacture passion? …

Life

Is always getting in the way of living. What do you want to do with your life? I'm sure whatever it is it's impeded by your job, your house, your responsibilities of all kinds. Being able to live the dream of what you really want to do might take stripping away everything else from your …

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