Tag Archives: The Beats

On the Beat

For all the focus on China and writing wuxia I do, I thought it’d be a good idea to talk a little about my own non-Asian influences, because like America itself, I am nothing if I am not an amalgam … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo and you

As I’ve mentioned before, November is National Novel Writing Month, aka “NaNoWriMo,” and a lot of my friends are gearing-up to give it a shot. I however will be continuing to work on my wuxia project in an attempt to … Continue reading

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A note about accidental awesome, part 2

I recently read a line that said “all artists do something to make themselves sick.” It struck a chord in me, because I wonder if in our subconscious we do damage ourselves so that we can make it into art. How fucked … Continue reading

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Literary influences

First and foremost I’m influenced by the Beats, primarily Kerouac. His raw and sometimes nonsensical ramblings about the holistic beauty of things speak to me, and there are times I catch myself trying to emulate the essence of his spontaneous … Continue reading

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