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Month: June, 2012

Endings. Should they be conclusive or ambiguous?

“I look for ambiguity when I’m writing because life is ambiguous.”
― Keith Richards

I wrote a post awhile back about the power of the final words in a film/book, which generated some great conversation.

But what about endings that end before we find out how

[Yes, that was intentional.] Read the rest of this entry »

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Hope: The Rosetta Stone of every story.

When I read a depressing story or watch a movie with a tragic ending, I usually feel as though I’ve been kicked in the gut. It feels hopeless. Ironically, this seemingly hopeless situation points me toward hope – hope that what is broken will one day be reconciled.

Which brings me to this quote: Read the rest of this entry »

The American has landed (and he learned a tough lesson in the waiting process).

Yesterday was a big day: I finally landed in Canada as a permanent resident.

After filling out countless forms, conducting in-depth research and gathering a big stack of documents (dropping a significant amount of cash on these documents), I sealed the deal yesterday – even though I’ve been living in Canada for nearly seven years.

These past few months, though, have been some of the most trying moments in my life and the biggest tests of my faith. Now I can finally be vulnerable about just how difficult this time as been (which will also explain why I haven’t been posting content as regularly as I would have liked).  Read the rest of this entry »

3 steps to storytelling.

Via BarnRaisers

Step 1: Find your voice. Read the rest of this entry »