A symbol representing the blue rose.


A serene little graveyard, cloaked in blue moonlight.

"How many stories do you see here, boy!?"

A communication medium that represents human language through the inscription or recording of signs and symbols.

You can view a list of everything I've written (for other people to see) here.

"My aim is to put down on paper  
 what I see and what I feel  
 in the best and simplest way."  

    - Ernest Hemingway

George Orwell's Six Rules for Writing

  1. Never use a metaphor, simile, or other figure of speech which you are used to seeing in print.
  2. Never use a long word where a short one will do.
  3. If it is possible to cut a word out, always cut it out.
  4. Never use the passive where you can use the active.
  5. Never use a foreign phrase, a scientific word, or a jargon word if you can think of an everyday English equivalent.
  6. Break any of these rules sooner than say anything outright barbarous.



StarDict Dictionaries
!Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows
The Phrontistery
Careful Words
Glossary of Literary Terms
Literary Terms and Definitions
Green's Dictionary of Slang


The Writing Center: Tips & Tools
Purdue Online Writing Lab
The Economist's style guide
Poetry Foundation
TV Tropes
Blood Knife
alt-text as poetry
On Writing Skin Tone Descriptions
Writing Commons
Screenwriting Info


Extra Credits: Game Writing


XKCD Simple Writer
This Word Does Not Exist


every list .txt on my laptop


Internet Speculative Fiction Database


bildungsroman: literary "genre" focusing on the psychological/moral growth of the protagonist from childhood to adulthood (coming of age), in which character change is important
carnivalization: the liberating, subversive influence of popular humour on the literary tradition
colophon: inscription placed usually at the end of a book, giving facts about its publication
delenda: that which is to be deleted from a text
epizeuxis: immediate repetition of a word or phrase, often for emphasis or catharsis
florilegium: a collection of excerpts from other writings
holophrasis: expressing a complex idea in a single word or phrase
marginalia: notes in the margin, margins of a book
palimpsest: manuscript from which one writing has been erased or rubbed out to make room for another
polyphony: a feature of narrative, which includes a diversity of simultaneous points of view and voices
portmanteau: word formed by merging the sounds/meanings of different words

"Who fucking cares about stories?
 I'm not really that interested in content. 
 I am interested in the 
 energy, velocity, inspiration and dexterity 
 with which you can tell a tale, 
 the alchemy of language. 
 I think stories are overrated."

– David Keenan




Eunoia by Christian Bök (Archive)