All Posts by Casey

The First Read-Through

I’ve found that it’s always a good idea to put some time between writing a first draft and reading a first draft. Hell, there have been occasions when the time between was so great that I actually liked what I was reading, having become so distant from the work that it actually felt like I […]

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On the Wrong End of the Sunrise

We’ve all been there. Natural light slowly infiltrates your dark cocoon or at least prompts you to turn off your lamp. Then with reluctance you look out your window to see the beginning of a new day – for everyone else. You, well, you’re the dumbass that just stayed up all night. Then comes the self-recrimination. […]

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In Need of a Montage

As my year off comes crashing to an end and I am not only in the midst of rewrites on my novel but also searching for employment, I find myself in desperate need of a montage. A simple scene in my life where the upbeat music plays and we catch glimpses of me working hard: […]

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Happy Birthday Hermann Hesse

I know it might be silly to acknowledge the birthday of a dead person, but how can I not acknowledge the man that wrote: “Whoever wants music instead of noise, joy instead of pleasure, soul instead of gold, creative work instead of business, passion instead of foolery, finds no home in this trivial world of […]

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