Intermittent findings #02

Hope everyone’s doing well, especially with the intense weather all over the world lately. In any case, it looks like these “findings” will be a monthly affair. Be safe, wherever you are! Fiction from others I was first introduced to the manga “Maiko-san Chi no Makanai-san” or “Kiyo in Kyoto” through the anime on NHKContinue reading “Intermittent findings #02”

Intermittent findings #01

Trying something new! At a cadence to be figured out as we go, I’d like to try sharing some things I’ve found inspiring, helpful, or otherwise cool in the last couple of days. I’ll try to keep things related to SF&F fiction and writing in general. Fiction from others I’m subscribed to Lightspeed and severalContinue reading “Intermittent findings #01”

Kishoutenketsu Parallels in Music

I’ve written before about the close relationship between kishoutenketsu and music, and wanted to share this video of the amazingly talented Jacob Collier explaining the concept of harmony to five different people, each time in an increasing level of complexity. (Side note 1: Jacob does a wonderful job explaining in not only this video, butContinue reading “Kishoutenketsu Parallels in Music”

Commentary and Lessons Learned: Snapshot of a desk space by the window

On the whole, I had a lot of fun with this piece, which ended up being more personal than I thought it would be.  Part of it was because I mined both personal material (ex. Old textbooks, assignments, emails the two times I got bachelors degrees) and existing writing – namely my 2018 project.  PartContinue reading “Commentary and Lessons Learned: Snapshot of a desk space by the window”

Quality Ingredient of Writing

I don’t often watch videos online these days but whenever I do, I tend to gravitate towards food shows. What struck me recently was the emphasis the majority of these shows place upon quality, local ingredients.  It made me wonder, what is the equivalent in writing?  For me, the three “pillars” of fiction writing areContinue reading “Quality Ingredient of Writing”

Reflection: Of Leaves and Water, part 2

To be honest, I wasn’t sure if I was ever going to revisit the “tea universe” again. In 2018, the goal had simply been to publish a completed piece online every week. But as is my habit, I’d tried to make it into something much more elaborate. ‘It will be my masterpiece,’ I’d thought, havingContinue reading “Reflection: Of Leaves and Water, part 2”

Reflection: Of Leaves and Water

My first mini collection of short stories is available for purchase on Amazon: Of Leaves and Water: A mini collection To be honest, I never planned to publish my first collection while in the middle of a pandemic. But I guess it’s more because I didn’t think 2020 would be The Year of the Coronavirus. IContinue reading “Reflection: Of Leaves and Water”