One of the ways I like to free write myself towards answers is the self-inflicted interview—probing thoughts beneath the surface by directing my curiosity inward, rather than impose a sense of wonder solely on the external world. I haven't done a self-inflicted interview in some time. Let's see where it goes. Every conversation needs a … Continue reading Interview with Myself
I super-enjoyed reviving my two-year-old post from AWP LA '16; so I'm going to continue reviving—or necromancing—old posts 2-3 times a month, until I reintegrate...or trash... my past ideas into my Kourtnie.net self-improvement dashboard. Necromancy 😎 New Sub-category Today, I'm reviving a review I wrote seven years ago for a video game that, at the … Continue reading I 💙 Crimson Gem Saga 👾
The other day, before bed, I tallied it up—and I wrote 7.5K words in a single day. In graduate school, I'd often pump out just as many words in a day, but that's because I had this mindset, "This writing isn't my best writing," this mindset that I was just building blocks, exercises that lifted … Continue reading I 💕🐲💕 Fantasy Genre
Braaaaaaains. Seriously, though. Love 'em. I think about what kinds of synapses are firing in the brains of other living things. I try to figure out why some people swear by the gardening practice of talking to plants. I'm fascinated by the mind-body-soul relationship. The more I read about brains, the more I feel confident, … Continue reading I 🖤 Brains
I've been thinking about the definition of reality again. 😳🤯😩 10 Questions to Aid the Search for Truth Some of the questions I've wrestled with... Why do some people believe "fake news" so readily? Why do some people choose to control the perceptions of others?—what human need drives us to control the external, even (always?) … Continue reading Considering Reality
In the spirit of Autism Awareness Month, I'm going to continue exploring my experiences on the spectrum. If you appreciate reading about these experiences, make sure to visit my other blog, Cleo's Autism Awareness. Watching Right Now 💚 Patterns on the Brain Patterns are information. Information is just a patterned arrangement of particles. Says so in … Continue reading I 💚 Patterns
As I continue research for my science fiction novellas, I compile a list of interesting technologies that may or may not become reality in the next 2 years or less.
The following post is a free write. I will be documenting as many ideas as possible in five minutes. This bucket list isn't limited to real-life experiences; in some cases, it may be better to explore the dream through the safety of a fictional character. publish a poetry collection publish a novel publish a novella … Continue reading 35 Buckets to Kick
A collection of 3 poems about my love for cats. Oh, and the 3 best cat videos on the Internet.
I love music videos. They help get me break negative thinking patterns, especially anxiety or depression triggered by my female identity, and they only take 3 to 5 minutes of my time. Watching Right Now 🖤 10 Music Videos 🖤 3 Celebrities 🖤 It's important to 👀 watch 👀 music videos, I think—not merely click ▶, then go about your business … Continue reading I 🖤 Music Videos