Celebrating!

Hi guys!

So i just posted my 50th post on the blog, and I wanted to look back and see how things have been going and to set up some new goals.

Firstly, I made a promise to myself when I started this site that I would post daily. After some reflection, I’m still pretty happy with this kind of deadline, but there were days that I posted for posting sake. I’m going to change the promise to “write everyday at least something of meaning”. Some, and hopefully most, of this will get put up on the blog, but I also have started writing a book (still early stages) which I can’t post online. I will still be posting up stuff here frequently, as I very much enjoy doing so 🙂

Secondly, thank you all for your views, likes and follows! I’m still just starting, but after all this time I still crave feedback and criticisms. If any of you like what you read, I would love it if you shared it on your social media and spread the word about my site and works. The more eyes looking at my content the more broad an audience I get which can only improve my writings skills.

Finally, here are some of my favourite posts so far, in no particular order.

20 minute cycle.

Lost

Something i found in an old scrapbook

On language

A beginners guide to the destruction of the self, and what to do afterwards (I recommend a good drink)

Endless

If you havn’t already, check out my earlier posts too.

If you have any feedback on my content, the site (design choices or ease of use) or anything please feel free to comment. I would love the opportunity to grow!

Thanks again!

Ed 🙂

Information sought!

Hi there!

 

I am seeking information about how everyday people could make use of dice.

For context, here is a quick summary of what I mean by making use of dice.

 

In decision making, typically most individuals will weigh up their options, and generally pick an option that has the most positives, being your “best” decision after all. Using a dice, when one has a situation that requires a decision, instead of following your “best” decision, write down 5 other things you could do, they can be anything either positive or negative. Then once you have your 6 options (“best” + 5 other options) label each decision 1 to 6, then roll a 6 sided dice and follow thru that option. The idea being, doing what you normally would not do provides the opportunity to broaden your scope, gain new experiences and (hopefully) learn a bit more about yourself.

There is much more to it then that, but this is not the time to explain it (if your interested read “the dice man” by Luke Rhinehart).

So, the questions

  1. How could you use the dice in your place of work/profession/hobbies?
  2. What would the possible benefits/risks be for using dice in your place of work/profession/hobbies?
  3. Any other thoughts around dice use in everyday life?

If your interested in providing any information about this, send me thru an email, I promise to respond when I can. Otherwise if you like post a comment and we can discuss 🙂

Full disclosure, this is research for an idea for a book I had, though I only had this idea extremely recently and this is just some initial research. If I do end up writing a full book, I will let you know if i used your content, and certainly will be very thankful!

Thankyou very much

Edward Leeming 09/01/2018

Fragmented (consider revising)

Hi guys!

I wanted to touch base with you all on why I started this blog.

Up until recently, I generally only wrote for my own pleasure, no real purpose just doing it for a bit of fun. This is still true today and I have no intention of changing that any time soon.

But

As my writing has only ever been for myself, there are habits that have developed and a particular writing style that naturally has sprung about.

Frankly, it is stop start-ish and rough, not ideal and not necessarily useful for communicating my ideas.

So I started this blog, I want to test out different writing styles and subject matters. More importantly, if this is my writing style that I end up adopting as my own, I would like it to be the best it can be, and to be able to communicate my ideas as effectively as i can.

So… what I would like…. is for you all to be harsh.

Tell me, do I, like, use too many commas?

Was my use of language…needlessly verbose? To the point of arrogance? Unnaturally so?

Is my story bland…characters one-dimensional… plot points cliche?

Did you like what you read…why?What part of it, was it how it was written or how it was communicated?

I understand that my current audience is not published writers or grammarians, and no matter how I write I would not want my target audience to only be such a group.

Commenting on my blog posts is easy, and do not be afraid to be harsh or critical of what you read… its what I crave… like a masochist.

Thankyou!

Edward Leeming 7/12/2017

Unfiltered content.

I spent 15 minutes holding a cup of tea and unaware of my surrounding, i think i may of passed out whilst awake.

Did you know that if a hummingbird was the size of an elephant its wing beats would create sonic bursts capable of cracking or destroying most buildings.

Well you shouldn’t because i just made that up.

I sit here, after having consumed several ciders and having worked for literally more then half the day, unable to conceive of any good (new) story ideas, and being too lazy/lacking in functioning brain capacity to improve upon or continue writing one of my existing posts.

Here is an idea.

I would like to settle an argument. Any argument. Post a comment or send me an email with any subject and i will form some sort of opinion one way or the other, depending on a dice roll, and i will post the results on the website!

Tired, thats all folks

Edward Leeming 27/11/2017

Another idea!

Hi all!

A while ago, a wanted to write something akin to a “choose your own adventure book” (who remembers those from your childhood!) but tailored to an adult/mature audience. It was something i was passionate about, however, i found the sheer size and scope of what i wanted to do was overwhelmingly big (i estimated the finished product would of been at least 3-4 books worth). So I scrapped the idea, and put it aside for the future.

Today i thought about this old idea of mine, and had an idea.

What if i wrote a choose your own adventure style book, with my local/internet community making the choices?

Was thinking i could post a weekly blog series about it, let the readers either vote or suggest ideas for decisions the character could make, and write out the outcomes/consequences of those decisions, then post that and continue it along.

Thoughts? Comments? What do you think about this?

Leave me a comment or smash me an email if you think this could work!

Thanks!

Edward Leeming 14/11/2017

 

In the beginning…

…was chance

And chance said “if i roll a 5 or a 6 i will start an online blog to post random things i write”

and here we are.

The purpose of this blog is to force my behavior, i am, and will happily admit, a procrastinator. Without a clear deadline, i can put things off for eternity. So to you, my currently non-existent audience, i commit to the following…

  1. I will post some sort of content here daily, mostly unedited stream of consciousness writing, but occasionally more focused short story/book ideas
  2. I will take criticisms (and i want as many as i can get) with pride knowing that they lead to progression and improvement of writing skill

Some of the content i put up here will reflect my views and opinions, some of it will be a forced perspective created by a dice roll, some of it might be pure dribble (i suspect most of it will be)

I also am only just now learning about this web tool, so the site will evolve as i figure it out.

Thanks!

Edward Leeming – 12/11/2017