The List

The craft of writing, marketing, and business are topics I care about unpacking and exploring, and specifically, the weird creative intersection of the three, where emergence lives.

The concept of The List is inspired by one of my best friends, and fellow weirdo, Shawn Twing — who intern read about this from a post by David C. Baker.

This is not an exhaustive list, I’ll keep adding to it. For as long as it takes, I’ll will work through this list to externalize my thinking, to challenge my understanding, and discover what I don’t know.

I think on the page, so I need to write in order to explore the extent of my understanding. This is theme of this personal blog, and below are the topics I want to understand more deeply.


  • Imagery
  • Dialogue
  • Narrative Voice
  • Narrative Distance
  • Structure (nonfiction)
  • Show, Don’t Tell
  • Shitty First Drafts
  • Rhetorical Triangle (Context, Writer, Reader)
  • Ethos, Pathos, Logos
  • Point Of View (POV)
  • Plot (goal, tension, stakes, resolution)
  • Theme
  • Character
  • Setting


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