How Did You Find Me? Popular Posts on Commatose

One thing I find interesting about this blog, because it is comprised of so many different topics, is the popularity of some of the posts. You would not believe how many people get here searching Google for the Masked Magician. And I don’t even have any inside scoop on the guy. Is he even alive anymore? Who knows! (Wikipedia, probably.) Aside from Google, the power of Pinterest is strong. If you put up a cute article about the crappy DIY cat hammock you made and … Continue reading

Like to backspace, do ya? Try freewriting!

Imagine a world without a ‘backspace’ key. From 1808 until the advent of the computer, this was a reality. Typewriters are as cool as it gets for writers. We throw stamped images of them into every which graphic design we can, because they just look so neat. And oh, the nostalgia!  They remind us of a time when distractions were fewer, where it may actually have been easy (or easier) to complete the book we always dreamed of writing. While the lower distraction-factor may have … Continue reading

The Ways You Procrastinate are How You Should Be Making Your Living

A month ago, I quit my awful job. I am not exaggerating to say it saved my sanity. I’ve also come to realize it’s revived my creativity not to be part of a soul-sucking brain-drain. I’ve been painting more, taking more pictures for fun, blogging more. BLOGGING MORE. It’s great. I’ve remembered who I am at long last, and I have the support of Miklos to thank for that, because without him, I doubt I’d have a food in my body right now. Over the … Continue reading

“Things People Like”

I just found an important notepad file on my computer.  It reads, in its entirety, as follows: Things People Like: – Plinko – themselves – music Well, that was worth the KBs, I would like to think. Share the post ““Things People Like”” FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestStumbleUponE-mail

So it Goes.

From the article, 15 Things Kurt Vonnegut Said Better than Anyone Else Ever Has or Will: 13. “So it goes.” Unlike many of these quotes, the repeated refrain from Vonnegut’s classic Slaughterhouse-Five isn’t notable for its unique wording so much as for how much emotion—and dismissal of emotion—it packs into three simple, world-weary words that simultaneously accept and dismiss everything. There’s a reason this quote graced practically every elegy written for Vonnegut over the past two weeks (yes, including ours): It neatly encompasses a whole way of life. … Continue reading

A Farewell to Arms

I finally finished reading this Hemingway novel.  It took a very long time.  I’ve never been one to appreciate the classics, so it’s not worth criticizing me that.  The end was kind of worth the entire read, I guess.  If anything, it did teach me a few lessons in writing: Do not take 180 (eBook) pages before the first interesting thing happens. Do not then spend 70 more pages rambling until the next interesting thing happens. Always make characters likable, so that if you do … Continue reading

Mantra

I will start writing more. I will start writing more.  I will start writing more. I will start writing more. I will start writing more. I will start writing more. I will start writing more. I will start writing more. I will start writing more. I will start writing more. I will start writing more. I will start writing more. I will start writing more. I will start writing more. I will start writing more. I will start writing more. I will start writing more. I will start writing more. I will start writing more. I will start writing more. I will start writing … Continue reading

With reference to badgering

As a writing exercise, I am trying to summarize in one sentence the plot of my best seller novel to come. I will give you a sneak preview: “A ” If you can envision a cursor blinking in the area immediately following the space and directly before the quotation mark, this is what I have been staring at for about 20 minutes now. Well, 18, if you count the time I took out to recover from the a very timely and eerie nosebleed. “Lol”, as … Continue reading