Friday, January 8, 2010


No, I'm not posting about Ren and Stimpy. Those little characters always disgusted me, even though it was supposed to be somewhat child-friendly.

I'm actually posting about an award I received from Ash over at "From Ramblings to Interviews." It's a great blog that I follow and I recommend checking it out. On to the award.

I received the Happy 101 Sweet Friends Award. (At least I think that's what it's called. I just chose the largest letters on the award's picture and went with it) ANYWAY, it is given to bloggers that make you happy or are sweet. I'm going to roll with the "makes you happy" concept. The rules state that I have to list 10 things that make me happy, tag the person who originally awarded me, then pass it on. If you followed one of my blog posts about a past award, I stated that I believe passing awards on to many many recipients takes away from the "award" aspect, so I will only choose 2 people to pass it on to.

The following blogs are ones that I frequent and I find myself smiling often from posts, even if I don't always have a chance to comment on them. So, here's who I'm passing the award to:

1. Catwoods
AND, despite his blog title including the words "blogging blues"
2. Bane of Anubis

Beyond that, here are my answers for 10 things that make me happy, in no particular order:

1. Baby Animals
2. Jesus
3. Hostess Products (especially of the chocolate kind)
4. Playing my piano
5. Writing
6. My soon to be wife
7. Income tax returns
8. My blogging community of friends
9. Online MMO Rpg's
10. Science

Thursday, January 7, 2010

I May Never Finish My Novel

I recently purchased a book called "The Writer's Guide to Character Traits," to help me in the development of new characters for my novels. I have a pretty vivid imagination, but when it comes to the dynamic nature of a character, there are certain qualities that are inherently more common in certain personality types. As I was scanning through the pages, searching for a character type for my WIP's antagonist, I ran across the trait called "Perfectionist." I couldn't pass up reading it, since I've always felt that I was a perfectionist, and I found that I was absolutely right. The qualities and description were almost dead on and I really felt like it helped put into words how I've felt about myself for years.

I realize there are a myriad of character types out there, but which categories would you put yourself into? I look forward to hearing from you all!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010


I had a very strange moment last night. After I had fallen asleep, it must have been maybe about 30 minutes or so after, I awoke suddenly with a powerful feeling of dread. It was from a dream I had been having and yet I could not recall what the dream entailed. The feeling that I was left with, was extremely tangible and left me with a curious thought:

"Could I write in such a way as to bring that kind of a feeling of dread to my readers?"

I am not a horror writer, but that doesn't mean that I don't have situations in my novels where impending doom is present. If that is the case, do I have what it takes to scribe the perfect set of words to bring about such a feeling for my readers? Do you?

I'd like to know, have you ever written something so powerful, that you or your reader has felt that overwhelming sense of dread or fear? If so, what elements do you feel helped you accomplish that task?

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Oh My

Oh my... I'm very busy all of a sudden at work. New year + new office procedures. It's not giving me any time to post much or comment. I'll try to catch up later with you guys, hopefully in the next day or so.

Keep writing! :)

Monday, January 4, 2010

Yay For Technology

Over this weekend, my soon to be father in law decided to upgrade his phone. He got the latest and greatest model that can do just about everything except for cook breakfast. So, lucky for me, he decided to give me his former phone, which by all standards is pretty amazing. I got the Blackberry Curve. Here's a picture.

I imagine you all might be wondering why I'm telling you this. You're probably asking something like:

"Why would Voidwalker be blogging about a phone, did he get a marketting deal with Blackberry to promote them or something?"

Well.......... no, but I am telling all of you, my blogging-about-writing-friends, because this new phone has an application in it whch allows me to use it as an E-reader! I'm very excited, because I was sincerely interested in purchasing a Kindle or Nook. Now, I don't have to spend 100's of dollars on those devices. Granted, the Blackberry doesn't have the snazzy e-reader technology that makes the screen look like a real book, but, I'm not complaining.

I'm sure you are all holding your breath asking "Which books did you download!?" So, here they are, in random order.

These were free downloads by the way, so nothing new, but that doesn't mean they aren't descent reads.

1. Robin Hood
2. The Oddysey
3. The Illiad
4. Frankenstein
5. Oedipus Trilogy
6. The Witch of Prague
7. Treasure Island
8. Olympian Nights
9. Evolution of the Japanese Social and Psychic
10. The Mysterious Island

So, If you come by and don't see an update to your comment, chances are I'm reading Frankenstein on my new Blackberry lol. Forgive me, but I'm a sucker for new technology!