About the Aspiring Author

Kaston Griffin, Seattle Writer

Update (12/10/09):  Okay, so my novel has been taking over my life for the past bit, which has been great in many ways, but I have been neglecting my blog :(.  This blog really allows me to just do short, quick projects and lets me play around in different genres and tones and narratives.  I miss it.  SO, starting today, I’m going to pledge to write one piece every THREE DAYS.  One a day was too much of a chore and my schedule didn’t always allow it and I think one a week would be too rare for my experiments in short, short fiction to really benefit me.  Anyway, I hope you enjoy my work and feel free to leave comments of any kind!

Hi, my name is Kaston Griffin and if you purposefully stumbled across this page I am incredibly grateful for your interest.  Unfortunately, there isn’t much to say.  I love writing and have recently been far too apathetic about it–even my novel has only seen progress in spurts.  Basically, this blog exists to encourage me to write daily if I can.  Most often I choose to write based on a random one-word prompt.  I either ask someone for one word if there happens to be someone with me, or I pick a page number (it was 125 today) as well as another random number under 20 (it was 5 today) and use the 5th word on the 125 page of the first book I see as a prompt.  Of course, anyone could tell I don’t write in this blog daily, but I try.  And who knows, maybe I’ll be writing daily from this point on.  Thank you for reading my work and don’t be shy about comments.  I’d love to know what you think about these tiny fictions :).  And while it’s still appropriate, Merry Christmas!

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Akashio by Kaston Griffin is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License.
Based on a work at akashio.wordpress.com.

7 Responses to About the Aspiring Author

  1. I wish I could just randomly write about anything. Interesting idea for you one-word prompt. Keep up the writing! I came here as a random blog.

  2. heynowyeah says:

    daily is tough, but knowing (or sometimes imagining, on the blogosphere) that you have an audience to keep you accountable might help… i hope it does, anyway.

    i’m glad you’re coming back to your blog, kaston, and i look forward to reading more of yours!

  3. Mr. God says:

    I believe that Mr. Klapp shows infinitely more potential than you. But good day to you sir.

  4. Gypsy says:

    Kaston, I’ve only read the first two posts on your home page but I’m blown away. You write so beautifully, I can tell you are destined to write great novels 🙂

    I am blogrolling you straight away!

    Please, feel free to correspond with me if you wish via email. It would be really great to talk to another writer who’s just starting out, like me, although I haven’t even begun to even think about a novel yet. The blog’s as far as I go for now!

    Still. I love writing 🙂

    Anyway, good luck with everything. Look forward to perusing this blog at my leisure 🙂


    • akashio says:

      Thanks! That’s quite the compliment. Yeah, we should definitely take up correspondence over email. I always think that’s a good idea for all kinds of authors :). Always feel free to send me stuff! I like reading others’ work casually and analytically :)!

  5. nrhatch says:

    I left you a quote about writing over on Rik’s blog, Uphill Writing:

    “Writing is the only profession where no one considers you ridiculous if you earn no money.”
    ~ Jules Renard

    It’s from a recent post of mine, A Writer’s Life For Me: http://nrhatch.wordpress.com/2010/06/03/a-writers-life-for-me/

    I started at the top of your blog and saw your flash fiction posts on Anger and Fear. A bit too “dark” for me ~ but extremely compelling writing. I had to finish reading to the finish line. Well done.

    • Akashio says:

      Nice quotes on your post! I particularly like “Writing is a dog’s life, but it’s the only life worth living” by Gustave Flaubert and “Never lend books, for no one ever returns them; the only books I have in my library are books that other folks have lent me.” by Anatole France. It’s funny how quotes from writers always make them seem absolutist and rigid like a train on straight rails, but I always find a sort of malleable truth in them :).

      I’m glad you enjoyed reading some of my flash fiction! I must admit, I tend toward the “dark” side, but my recent posts “fear” and “anger” were fixed topics from this week’s exercise :). Come back tomorrow for “pleasure” :D. Thanks again for visiting!

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