Tag Archives: writing

Keep The Dream Fires Burning

It’s easy to let dreams die, Modern Philosophers. That’s just a basic truth.  Dreams need to be fueled with the fires of passion, hard work, commitment, and maybe even a little blind faith and dumb luck. The saying is “Chase … Continue reading

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Give Yourself The Gift Of Nothing

Trying to find the right present for someone gives me anxiety, Modern Philosophers. You’re probably asking yourself, “What doesn’t give you anxiety, Austin?” and you would definitely have a point. Gift giving didn’t earn a place on the Plethora of … Continue reading

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I’m Sorry I Forgot Your Name

Dear Aaron, I owe you a major apology. You have been the lead character of my running Sunday short stories series for months now. Your weekly conversations with Holly are a big favorite on the blog, and my followers adore … Continue reading

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Sunrise, Sunset

Yesterday was a very long day, Modern Philosophers. It started off with a morning run, during which I got to witness the gorgeous sunrise depicted in this photo. After that, it was off to my desk job, which was busy … Continue reading

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Do You Ever Shower With Your Characters?

I don’t want to get too personal, Modern Philosophers, but do you ever shower with your characters? I should probably clarify that the question is aimed at my fellow writers, and I’m talking about plotting out story lines and writing … Continue reading

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Caves Aren’t Just For Neanderthals

Do you ever wonder what inspires my writing, Modern Philosophers? It’s as simple as an idea pops up in my head.  Mind you, thoughts are perpetually crashing around inside my skull, so it takes a special something for one of … Continue reading

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Based On A Totally Untrue Story

“Thanks again for letting me read the new chapter of your work in progress,” Holly said excitedly from her side of the path as she warmed her hands on her cup of coffee.  “I was just excited to see you … Continue reading

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Enjoy Your Discount Chocolate

It’s February 15th, Modern Philosophers, so I suggest you scramble off to the local grocery store to pick up leftover Valentine’s Day candy at severely discounted prices. Please buy this candy for your own enjoyment.  If you’re buying it for … Continue reading

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Where Have All The Pages Gone?

One would think that someone who famously suffers from abandonment issues would never turn his back on anyone, Modern Philosophers. However, I’ve done exactly that to the characters in my novel. I have not written a single word of that … Continue reading

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Paradise By The Laptop Light

This blog is specially designed, via a secret algorithm that I can never share, to inspire you to both laugh and to conjure up Deep Thoughts, Modern Philosophers. So you’re probably wondering where I find my inspiration when the time … Continue reading

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