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Blake Standard

Writer and dog lover. Living in beautiful British Columbia. Loves to read and ride bikes, though not at the same time. Always looking for a good beer or donut.

Word We Go Wrong? – Reminisced

Which is pretty Inceptiony. To go over one’s memory of going over one’s memory. Entering triple deep territory when one reminisces about the time they reminisced. This word gave me issue one recent morning. The sun was shining and birds were chirping, or so I assume the windows and blinds were closed. 

Remarkables: Book Review

Remarkables is okay. After reading a few post read reviews I now understand that this isn’t one of Margaret Peterson Haddix’s better books. It’s fine. I don’t regret reading it. Though I’m not sure how much I would recommend it. I’m not the demographic for the book, but I do […]

Gideon the Ninth

Gideon the Ninth is a fantastic read! I picked it up on a bit of whim. I’d heard about it a couple of times, but after reading about some fandom merch on Book Riot, I had to pick it up. “Lesbian necromancers in space,” is how it was pitched to […]

Off Topic: Races for 2021

I’ve entered four of five races I now plan to do in 2021. At the beginning of last week, I wasn’t planning on doing any at all. Then an email hit my inbox with a great deal. I couldn’t help myself, as I do love a good bargain. Without any […]

Middle Grade Book

I’ve been writing a middle grade book since the July 2020 Camp NaNoWriMo. Well, there was plenty of prep work before then. I remember that I wrote the outline on a ferry ride from Vancouver Island in February of 2020. Prior to that there was the project that this one […]

Long Form Writing: For Communication

Long form writing for communication has been at the front of my mind lately. I recently took a course on communicating effectively and listened to CBC Spark’s Civilization – Correspondence episode.In which long form written communications were discussed at length. Both made me realize how much I miss communicating with […]

Hello World… Again.

I’m a writer in my spare time and a digital artist by trade. Mostly for video games. Over the years I discovered that I thoroughly enjoy the written word. Reading had been a hobby of mine for a long while. Then writing came along and became the way I’d spend […]