Breaking it Down

We humans are unique in our ability to categorize, classify, and organize. Yes, other animals acknowledge seasonal changes. You won’t find many bears hibernating in the summer and few geese fly to find the snow in winter. Still, we take it to extraordinary levels and the computer has helped to raise those levels.

None is more representative than the calendar. I mean, seriously…how many new year posts have you already read? And we’re still in the first week of 2016.

Photo: CA Hawthorne

Photo: CA Hawthorne

But that’s just the beginning. As I write this paragraph it’s January 6th. This moment qualifies as 5:17PM, 17:17 in some countries, late afternoon, Wednesday, midweek, January, winter (in the northern hemisphere), football season, basketball season, and, of course, 2016. The day is also Epiphany, Apple Tree Day, National Bean Day, National Shortbread Day…

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About Ontyre Passages

Alive and well in the Rocky Mountains. I'm a fantasy writer who also dabbles in poetry, short stories, and map making. My Ontyre tales are an alternative fantasy experience, the stories rich in mystery, adventure, and romance. Alternative fantasy? Not quite steampunk. Not quite gothic. In truth, the real magic is in those who discover what's within.
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3 Responses to Breaking it Down

  1. BERYL says:

    writing isn’t an easy thing to do – This was my first basic lesson in writing, though it was a while ago. I like to think that I’m better at writing short stories than at writing novels. Nano in November was a lesser disaster than the April one, but it was a disaster all the same. Guess it takes not just a lot of practice but also a great deal of inspiration to come up with something that is really good. Hope you have a truly awesome year ahead. Happy new year!

    • It isn’t easy. Not at all. The more I write the more I understand that fact. Transforming an idea to a complete and entertaining novel is no easy task. Short story writing, which is its own skill, is a valuable tool in the process and your skill writing short stories is a real one. Novel writing is inspiration, preparation, and so many more —tions! Everyone, including me, begins with underestimating what it requires. I’ve since learned writing a novel differs from everyday writing in the same sense surgery differs from carving a Halloween pumpkin. Happy New Year!

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