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I write, therefore I will write about writing. Or comic books, movies, cartoons, the writing of others, or any other form of BAM!…creation.

The Wordslinger’s Challenge: Fall 2012

The Wordslinger’s Challenge: Fall 2012

“The revolver rules, the revolver is triumphant.” -Walt Whitman I holstered lengthy blogs on my personal life when this website was born, in favor of more scholarly toned articles. (Ok, maybe I meant scholarly, as in “juvenile”) A few times a year, usually in Spring and Fall, I will allow myself to speak purely autobiographically. [Continue]

BLACKBIRDS: Miriam Black, Mental Evaluation

BLACKBIRDS: Miriam Black, Mental Evaluation

  Blackbirds is a midnight page-turner of a road novel written by the nefarious Chuck Wendig. It will breathe his love of horror, concise, tense prose and savant vulgarity into your brain. Read it. (and click Blackbirds here or above to buy it—but if you read on now, you will find spoilers.) Miriam Black is [Continue]

Friday Flash Fiction? Done.

Friday Flash Fiction? Done.

You, constant reader, know I love flash fiction by now. But, if you don’t know that yet, click on over to the FREE WRITING NOW page and gain both knowledge and free entertainment. Today is a day of flash fiction, once again brought to you by the letter Qwampf and Chuck Wendig’s writing prompt of the week. Click [Continue]

Now, Let’s Review

Now, Let’s Review

Happy Anniversary! What?! You forgot?! Yep. This internet version of Lucy’s psychiatric advice booth has been up for two years. It’s been two very fine years and all of my thanks go to you, our ever-growing digital dysfunctional family.* Last year I spent a few articles giving this website a colonoscopy and inviting others to [Continue]

Worldview Change: A SmallSmall Thing

Worldview Change: A SmallSmall Thing

  “Think of a Paradigm Shift as a change from one way of thinking to another. It’s a revolution, a transformation, a sort of metamorphosis. It just does not happen, but rather it is driven by agents of change.” –TakeTheLeap.com In therapy one of the hardest things to do is help someone shake out of [Continue]

Terrorist Cells: A Love Story (Flash Fiction)

Terrorist Cells: A Love Story (Flash Fiction)

Chuck Wendig is a man of many talents and a one prolific, profane, and prodigious penmonkey.Last week’s Seven Act Flash Fiction Friday Challenge proved to be the framework on which I hung an idea that I’ve had for some time. While more cute than chaotic, all should fear this horrific attack on America… Wrong Numbers [Continue]

For Love of Fear

For Love of Fear

“Humans are the only creatures that actively seek out fearful experiences. We take roller coaster rides. We skydive. We go to scary movies. We even pay money to do these things.” – Dirk Eitzen The Society for Cognitive Studies of the Moving Image Like most married Americans, I watch television with my wife. We usually [Continue]

Shooting From The Hip II: Eclectic Boogaloo

Shooting From The Hip II: Eclectic Boogaloo

   “Writing…is like shooting with a rifle; you may hit your reader’s mind, or miss it…” -Oliver Wendell Holmes As with last fall, I’ve loaded up my cerebral six-gun with the Six Word Stories of our recent adventures. In this fashion I serve three ends; It is a writing exercise for my literarily minded readers, [Continue]

KeithKarabin.com 1.2

KeithKarabin.com 1.2

As Randy Pausch said in last month’s article “It’s Not About Dying,” we should get a feedback loop, and listen to it. I published my own feedback loop, a few months back, with the article critiquing the website. Now I offer you the “listen to it” portion. There have been some changes to this ever [Continue]

The Green Lantern vs. DHS

The Green Lantern vs. DHS

  “In brightest day, in blackest night, No evil shall escape my sight. Let all who worship evil’s might, beware my power, Green Lantern’s light!” – Hal Jordan “Let all who worship evil’s might” says the Green Lantern code. All evil worshipers should beware a Green Lantern. But there’s only one for an entire sector [Continue]

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