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I’m Joe and I am a fiction and freelance writer. I started this blog to answer some questions that I had about writing and life in general:
How can I live a life of purpose?
Can I make a living writing?
What tools do I need to make my passion a career?
How do I create a balanced, fruitful life that consists of family, friends, making a difference and writing?
I went to Indiana University and majored in Business Management and Telecommunications (I now reside in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood). After college I started a marketing job that was far from what I dreamed of doing with my life. It wasn’t until I started writing for magazines, blogs and businesses when I discovered the freedom that writing provides. Not only that, but I wanted to share writing tools I create in Excel to enhance my own productivity as a writer.
I want to share my experiences with everyone and collaborate with other writers who are willing to share their own techniques and strategies for successful writing. It’s an adventure and everyone needs some friends when embarking on their journey.
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Nerd Is The Word
The Star Wars Episode 7 chatter has recently been flooding the internet and this Jedi is way too excited than any 25-year-old man should be for a story about super-powered monks with laser swords and alien dogs who communicate by wailing and throwing tantrums.
I’m a nerd.
Not your stereotypical short-sleeve, plaid shirt with a pocket protector and thick brimmed glasses nerd. A nerd for science fiction books and movies that take me to far reaches of the universe, or alternative worlds with high tech weaponry and strange looking creatures.
Our friends at Merriam-Webster Dictionary define nerd as an unstylish, unattractive, or socially inept person; especially : one slavishly devoted to intellectual or academic pursuits.
If we head over to Dictionary.com they describe a nerd with words such as stupid, irritating, intellectual, unattractive, boring or unpopular, and being obsessed with a nonsocial hobby or pursuit.
I would like to reformulate some of these words to concoct my own definition for the modern-day meaning of nerd. A nerd is someone who full-heartedly commits him or herself to a passion, enduring whatever criticism or adversity that stands in the way of that passion. Continue reading →