• Member Since 27th Oct, 2012
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wkblack


Photophile, Author, Physicist, Theologian

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There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.
– Ernest Hemingway

Current Projects

I've recently been working on a new story: Insatiable, about a demon and a girl who use shadows to fight with paladins. Check out the teaser chapter!

I'm also beginning work on a children's book called "Quantum Kitty" (name temporary): a cat that has quantum mechanical effects on macroscopic scales. Hopefully this will be a more enjoyable read than some of the dry physics books on the market at the moment. :3

My Proofing Arsenal

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  • 275 weeks
    Art Competition


    (Underpable)

    So I've been mulling this idea over for a while now... How many of you would be interested in / know someone who would be interested in an art competition? I've been wanting more art for Flight, and I think this would be a fun way of commissioning some. Here's what I'm thinking:

    $100 First Prize

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    4 comments · 364 views
  • 278 weeks
    This is Not My World


    Walmart, wandering the aisles.

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    0 comments · 318 views
  • 286 weeks
    First Draft, pt I

    Hi friends!

    Sorry these last few chapters have taken so long—the school year is coming to a close, and I'm not likely to get much faster. :/

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    0 comments · 359 views

Favorite Essays

The Nature of Proof in the Interpretation of Poetry – Laurence Perrine
* how to interpret poetry (there can be an infinity of explanations while still being limited)
Good Readers and Good Writers – Vladimir Nabokov
* fundamental traits readers and writers should pursue
Education by Poetry – Robert Frost
* teaches how to make metaphors powerful
Seeking after the Good in Art, Drama, Film, and Literature – Travis T. Anderson
* shows how to approach art consumption
Politics and the English Language – George Orwell
* Endorses writing with brevity, clarity, and power
* Also has one of my favorite quotes: "The great enemy of clear language is insincerity."
Pixar's 22 Rules of Storytelling
(This one is just bullet points, but they're good bullet points!)

If you have any insights from these essays, I'd love to discuss them with you!

Vincher dA Comission

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