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A BurnSide Blog

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Comings and Goings

I've definitely been doing a lot of coming and going lately, and I'm mostly referencing my mood. It's been a while since I really had the energy to get online and scope out how some of my favourite places are doing, let alone write. A couple months ago, everything went to ****. I lost my job, although granted that was kind of on purpose. Then I lost my home, and then I became a burden on all my loved ones, and as of late life has been a struggle just to bother getting up in the mornings. Need

BurnSide

BurnSide

 

New Article: Creative Brainstorming and Writing Session

Posted a new article over at my wordpress blog, The Crumpled Page. This was more of a fun creative writing session that turned into an entertaining read highlighting the creative writing process and brainstorming. Really it was just a public brainstorming session for the story I'm working on. I hadn't gotten clear guidelines yet for the story such as characters or settings (although it s quite far progressed) and thought it would be interesting to take the brainstorming online. http://crumpled

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BurnSide

 

New Article: Tackling Religion

Hey guys. So, I'm bringing some controversy to my blog in the form of an article on religion. While not a religious person myself, I do consider myself spiritual, and have been rather kind in my opinion when it comes to the act of breaking down religion vs spirituality. I recognize this article will possibly insult or offend a great deal of people and have tried to remain as unbiased as possible in giving my descriptions of what I believe religion to be: a big business. You can find the arti

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BurnSide

 

New Article on Finding Inspiration

My official blog seems to be taking the form of a creative writing outlet designed to help myself and other aspiring writers to get on with the writing process. I've been struggling with mental blocks when it comes to my writing lately and the blog seems to be a good outlet for these frustrations as well being somewhere to hone my creative skills. My latest post deals with the frustrations I've had over not writing, and how I went about collection inspiration at the local bookstore. http://cru

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BurnSide

 

On Consumerism and Disasters

New article at my official blog, 'The Crumpled Page', on the correlation between consumerism and disasters, as well as disaster fatigue, global warming and some general all purpose ranting. This article was spawned from thinking about that old controversial bus advertisement that went something along the lines of 'There's probably no god so stop worrying and enjoy your life'. I thought about the line from the perspective of a right-winger and what they might say in regards to climate change and

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BurnSide

 

Advice on Writing: The First Word

New post over at my official blog, The Crumpled Page. On Writing: Advice for writers block/procrastination. Getting down the first sentence! http://crumpledpage.wordpress.com/2010/08/04/on-writing-first-word/ Cheers!

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BurnSide

 

FINALLY Back Online!

Spent most of last week moving. Three guys with tons of stuff. It was a painful exhausting experience that could only have been saved my my mothers incredible Shepherds Pie at the end of the day. Thanks Mum! Settling into a temporary base on my buddy's couch right now for a month. Then another couch, then, heading out West! Banff baby! Going to rip the mountains and write in the shade of giants for the winter. Another great adventure! New laptop is finally up and running. The 'Red Shark' I'm c

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BurnSide

 

My Love Affair With the Rain and my Life

A new post in my blog. Just a descriptive piece of writing focusing on my love affair with all things rain, and my observations of people in the rain. http://crumpledpage.wordpress.com/2010/07/27/rainpeoplewatching/'>http://crumpledpage.wordpress.com/2010/07/27/rainpeoplewatching/ Also over there are some articles about perspective vs reality, consciousness, sleep deprivation and great thinkers. http://crumpledpage.wordpress.com/ As for me, moving soon AGAIN. 100th time in this life. I ca

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BurnSide

 

The Crumpled Page

Alrighty I'm back again. Come and go quite often! Always miss this place when I'm gone. I'll be around for a bit. Got lots to say as always. AH! I missed these smilies!! I want to tell you guys about my real blog. I'll try and pin the two together or something so my blog entries there appear here. Not very tech savvy but I'll figure it out at some point. The Crumpled Page! http://crumpledpage.wordpress.com/ Five articles so far. I'm focusing on the nature of reality, metaphysics, consciou

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BurnSide