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Christopher Taylor
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Attended Sprague High School
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I grew up in a home where we didn't have a lot of money, so my my mom would work hard to make the limited food budget stretch the whole month for lunches when we went to school. One of the things she'd make was egg salad sandwiches, which I never liked. I finally got to the point I couldn't eat ...
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The Rules: Show, Don't Tell
Wow this guy's descriptions are amazing! One of the most commonly listed rules of writing is "show, don't tell."  A classic quote along these lines is from Anton Chekov, who said "Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass...
Wow this guy's descriptions are amazing! One of the most commonly listed rules of writing is "show, don't tell." A classic quote along these lines is from Anton Chekov, who said "Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me t...
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Originally, I intended this to be the start of a long series on the Constitution, covering all the amendments and sections of the document in greater detail. I did in fact get through two of the amendments, but then gave up on the effort because it was becoming increasingly clear that it would ...
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Word Around the Net started 10 years ago. I've made it through a decade with a little project I started because I was fascinated with the detail, information, and feedback that people left in comments on various blogs. Often, the main article was not nearly as informative or interesting as the ...
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Slow, or Clever?
Maybe we don't need to know how each hair was curled There is a trend in modern writing with speed and brevity.  Like all trends it will some day go and another will take its place.  There's nothing wrong with getting to the point and skipping stuff.  I per...
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In the novel The Quiet Light, Louis deWohl writes a fictional exchange between a knight named Piers and Thomas Aquinas. The setting is a terrible period of European history in which Emperor Frederick II is rampaging across the land destroying Christians and generally being a monster.
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Unfinished Literature
"Some crazy stats that have come out of Kobo that track completion percentage. These books that everyone talks about as being important for literature are ones that no one finishes. I don’t see that as anything to celebrate about this industry, that there a...
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The Rules of Writing
Over time I've written several posts on the "rules" of writing, examining the various tips and ideas that people suggest on how to be a better writer and what to avoid.  As with all crafts, the rules are more to help beginning authors hone their craft and l...
Over time I've written several posts on the "rules" of writing, examining the various tips and ideas that people suggest on how to be a better writer and what to avoid. As with all crafts, the rules are more to help beginnin...
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This was a project that started back when I was doing a blog about comments on other blogs. I had noticed patterns and repeated types of of comments - not commenters, but the ways comments were made, by a variety of commenters. I started to categorize these comment types and have over 40 ...
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About 10 years ago, I wrote this piece on deconstruction, words, meaning, and text. It is pretty common sense stuff, but academics get seduced by concepts and philosophies that better fit what they wish to be true instead of what they know to be true. And so we get folks like Foucault and ...
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I'm doing another giveaway, just so you know. This one is for my first novel, with its shiny new cover and all. Enter on Goodreads for one of two personalized, signed print copies of this fantasy novel. What is Snowberry's Veil about? Its about a ranger and his love, its about an evil secret, ...
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The Big Giveaway Post
I got into a discussion with a more successful author than myself once, about publicity and advertising. He insisted that giving books away had gotten him much of his success.  There was some misunderstanding, because I was pointing out that I'd put Old Hab...
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Education
  • Sprague High School
    1983
  • Whittaker Middle School
  • Judson Middle School
  • Hazel Green Elementary School
  • Chemeketa Community College
  • Calvin College
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Other names
Kestrel Arts
Story
Tagline
Single, poor, goofy
Introduction
I write and illustrate, live in Oregon, love God and my family, and that's about all anyone really needs to know.
Bragging rights
Written 2 novels and have multiple gaming books published as well as art in advertisements locally.
Work
Occupation
writer, artist
Employment
  • Kestrel Arts
    writer, artist, present
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Currently
Oregon
Previously
Oregon - Colorado - Michigan - New Mexico - Washington state