The Panic

Last post, I was complaining about White Noise by Don Delillo, but I managed to finish it last night and now I’m onto The Panic in Needle Park by James Mills. I had no idea this was a book until I saw an article on Lit Hub mentioning it, and I knew I needed it instantly. I…

Walden Erasures, Page 12

Did you miss these? I’m sure you did. I know I did. I’m starting to realize with these erasures that I don’t have to use something from every paragraph. If the erasure ends after the first two paragraphs, it’s okay to eliminate the next two. Don’t force the story. If it feels like it’s come…

Walden Erasures, Page 11

These are starting to get weird now. The first thing I noticed on this page was the use of first-person, and I knew I wanted to play on that. I’ve been wanting to focus on the verbs too, because when they’re strong enough, they can carry an entire story. Here, I tried to highlight both,…

Walden Erasures, Page 10

I’m back to the erasures! If you haven’t checked out my most recent story, and you’re tired of these erasures, check it out now — unless you have a fear of heights. This erasure was actually pretty tough. I think this was one of the hardest ones so far. You might be able to tell…

Walden Erasures, Page 9

I was told to keep writing these, so I absolutely will. I went into this erasure trying to leave as little as possible. There were interesting objects that spoke to me right off the bat. The end, I thought, was a nice touch too. I hope you think the same! Walden Erasures, Page 9

Walden Erasures, Page 8

I promise a story is coming soon. Just not right now. And by soon, I mean I have no idea. Hopefully this weekend I’ll have some time to write something up. I have not grown tired of these yet so neither should you! Page 8 was a lot like page 7. It was much easier…

Walden Erasures, Page 7

I feel myself getting back into the creative mindset. These are working. I love that I’m killing two birds with one stone by recreating my favorite book and revisiting it at the same time. I just remembered that this first chapter is almost sixty pages long, so I will absolutely switch things up and get…

Walden Erasures, Page 6

This erasure was probably the fastest one I’ve done so far. It’s definitely getting easier. And I’m not just choosing what stands out to me, like some of the other erasures. This was probably the first one where I went in hoping to create something entirely different from what was on the page, and it…

Walden Erasures, Page 5

I feel like I’m slowly getting back into the creative groove. These are really helping. Last one wasn’t as popular, so hopefully this one does a little better. This was a lot harder because there was so much packed into this one page. Let’s see how I did. Walden Erasures, Page 5

Walden Erasures, Page 4

There’s no way you’re still interested in these. Unfortunately for you all, I am, so here’s another erasure. What’s interesting is that I haven’t read this book in years, and my only memories of Walden are happy and transcendental and awe inspiring with a hint of mind-numbing boredom. As I continue to read, one page a…