“25 Things…” from Chuck Wendig

"Blackbirds" by Chuck Wendig

Check out Chuck’s post “25 Things Writers Should Be Doing (ASAFP)” at http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2012/01/17/25-things-writers-should-start-doing/

It’s remarkable how, when you decide to commit to something (like this podcast), your perspective of the world shifts.  Your perceptual filters realign and and suddenly you’re discovering all manner of wondrous things you hadn’t even heard of before.  I’ve always been an avid reader, but now a whole new world of astonishing authors and creatives within the literary world have begun to catch and flare in my mind’s eye.

Chuck Wendig is one of those that suddenly rose from the shadows of my awareness.  Holding his pen like a bowie knife, he leaves a lasting impression. The man burns with a fierce honesty and passion that you can feel radiating off the page.  Hook that fire up to some tight and edgy  prose and you have the schematic for a turbo-charged fictional joy ride (after sundown with the headlights off).

Yeah… it’s like that.

Even better, Mr. Wendig freely shares his insights into the writing craft.  As you cruise his blog site, TerribleMinds, you’ll find the same burn that fires his fiction.  In particular, his posts on the subject of writing, challenge readers to stop screwing around and take a hard honest look at the What’s, How’s, and Why’s of what we do.  His blog, like his perspective, is unfiltered and – while I like enjoy an author who embraces a comprehensive language palette – the site contains language that some might find offensive (fair warning).