literature, writing

10 Things I Wish I Knew Before Self-Publishing

At this point, I've published over 10 books by self-publishing through Amazon. I'm by no means an expert, and I'm not sure anyone really is with how quickly things change. But, I've learned some lessons the hard way. This is a list of the 10 things I wish I knew before self-publishing. 1. Platform Doesn't… Continue reading 10 Things I Wish I Knew Before Self-Publishing

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art, ethics, literature, philosophy, Uncategorized

Bullet Journal: Becoming Intentional

I do something called Bullet Journaling. I've done it for several years as a way to stay organized. If you look this up and you've never heard of it before, you'll probably be overwhelmed by how complicated it is. But it only looks that way. Once you do it for a few months, you start… Continue reading Bullet Journal: Becoming Intentional

art, film, language, literature, philosophy, writing

On Barthes’s “Introduction to the Structural Analysis of Narratives”

I feel I may have been a little unfair in choosing "From Work to Text" last post. In the same collection of essays, Image - Music - Text, is a much better introduction to what Barthes is known for: (post-)structuralism. Recall that structuralism began back in the very early 1900's (maybe even very late 1800's)… Continue reading On Barthes’s “Introduction to the Structural Analysis of Narratives”

art, literature

Narrative Voice vs Narrative Perspective

I've been on a bit of a GĂ©rard Genette kick lately. If you don't know who he is, then you probably haven't studied much narrative theory. He is mostly known for his work on structuralism, but I've never really found the structuralists that interesting or compelling. Genette's other major work was to almost single-handedly invent… Continue reading Narrative Voice vs Narrative Perspective