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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

On saying goodbye, and then hello.

At what point do we really say goodbye to someone or something? If we can access our memory, have we really lost anything at all? And what if we don’t have access to our memory – does it still count if the person or thing holds record of us?

These questions and more will be the subjects for exploration on this blog…

Nah, just kidding. Hi there! Since we’re on the philosophical topic of goodbyes and their meaning, I’d like to say that it has indeed been a while, but it’s good to be back! Similar to a space cadet returning to Earth after a long voyage away, I have no idea what to expect on the planet surface: are people still blogging? What do they blog about? If you blog in the wilderness and nobody reads it, does it still count?

Much has changed since You’re Write. Except when you're Rong. was running full steam ahead. If you’re still out there and reading, here’s what you can expect from the blog as it resumes normal functioning:

1. I still writing creative fiction, but in fits and starts, so this blog will be more general than it used to be - but not without it's writing features! Have no fear!

2. What do I mean by more general? Well, I'm a neuroscientist in training now, so a regular feature on here is going to be about different parts of the brain and brain research. Except it'll be fun. And informative. And not boring. And not full of science jargon. And only full of science jargon when I want to seem intelligent. But seriously, not boring.

3. I'm still a filmmaker, but due to the timing of creating and editing videos, these will likely be few and far between. However (initiate shameless plug), I did make a short film last summer called Burials that you should check out. It's dystopian, it's bleak, it's romantic, it's cool, so view it here.

4. I'm an American living abroad in the United Kingdom. I'm edging into my fourth year as an immigrant/international student/mind-broadening traveler/Idiot Abroad, so of course there is plenty of comparative fodder to post on here. I'm moving to a new city and starting at a new university. let the mayhem ensue.

5. I want us to talk about stuff. That'll include films, books, history, random tidbits. It'll all go on here. And if you want to talk about something, all you need to do is email at esolodow at gmail dot com.

6. This blog will no longer be funny, sarcastic, or witty. It will be boring. I know I said that it would seriously not be boring, but seriously, it won't be funny, sarcastic, or witty either. I don't know what thematic realm that leaves us in, but let's find out, shall we? (Seriously.)

With the goodbye and the hello out of the way, what has everyone been up to? What else would you like to see on here? Comment below!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Tapping the microphone. Anyone out there?

Hey All,

Happy 2012! Hope it's started off swimmingly for all of you. I've been querying, writing, rescuing cats, traveling overseas, and studying, studying, studying....

No, I'm not returning to blogging just yet, but I did want to point out a new blogger on the scene. This "cupid" is hosting a contest for all YA writers with a completed manuscript. Vickie Motter and John Cusick are the agent judges, so make sure you check out the contest here if you have a completed YA that needs a good, loving home.

I also wanted to make sure you've purchased a copy of An Honest Lie Vol. 3. My stupendous CP has her short "The Skin Script" inside its glossy covers, and Steph gets a book deal if she sells a whole bunch of copies - so click here! And also make sure you visit Steph's blog for updates on all of her publications and interviews. She's one to follow. Find her here.

That's it for me. Back to my essay!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

An Honest Lie: Vol. 3

Coming out of hiatus briefly to tell you about an awesome anthology coming out. My crit partner and roommate, Stephanie Loree, has her short story SKIN SCRIPT inside.

If Steph gets enough votes and sells enough copies of the anthology through her portal, she'll get a book deal with Open Heart Publishing, so please, please, please check out the link below and support a truly amazing author.

Here's a blurb from the story:

Hook: A man who can tattoo the future falls in love with a dangerous client.

What the publisher had to say: "Stephanie’s unique and visionary work tells a creative story about fore-ordained love, and fore-ordained lives. You’ll quickly agree that this story is unlike any other!"


She smiled. “I’ll try to keep my hands to myself.”

He caught himself grinning as he began. “Talk to me about you. I want to know it all.”

“You already do, limner,” she said, “but I’ll tell you anyway.”

As he filled in her future, she relayed her past. And when the pain ceased, they smiled. Together they whispered deeper truths under florescent lights. Skin against skin.

Twice Jules negated her death. Maybe his too, he couldn’t know.

Years would pass in guile and secret rendezvous. Mistakes that might have led to their discovery, simply erased. No taint of their love allowed on her neck, no exchange of passion interrupted by a curious father.

Her skin consumed him as he worked. The smell of iron and ink. The smooth delicacy of her touch. The flavor of peppermint lip-gloss. The heat. He might illuminate her body, but she carved a channel inside Jules. She liberated him from a prison of plastic walls and cold steel. Worse, she made him laugh.

Steph talks a little bit more about the story here.

You can buy a copy of the anthology through Steph's portal here.

You really won't regret it. SKIN SCRIPT is an amazing tale. It's stayed with me since I first read it, and will continue to do so.

Thanks for your support!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Well, folks...

As you probably realized, there hasn't been a whole lot of blogging goin' on up in here. Between school and working on my novel, I haven't had the time. So...........

You're Write. Except when you're Rong will be going on a temporarily permanent hiatus. I say temporarily because I do plan on returning in the future, hopefully with an agent in hand and a book on the market.

It has been a truly awesome year, and I fully intend to keep in touch with the blogging community. Thanks to all of you for your regular comments, views, and all-around awesomeness. This link will remain as-is, so keep your eye out for any new posts.

As an extra note, my crit partner and I will be heading out to World Fantasy Con next weekend, so let me know if you're going to be there.

There's no easy way to post this, so I'll say thanks again, it's been a blast, and I'll see you around!

Much Love,


Monday, September 12, 2011

Movie Monday: Sylvia Part 1


Sylvia Part One

Interested in a movie of your own? Send 250-500 words to esolodow at gmail dot com. Lights, Camera, Action!

Friday, September 9, 2011

How to Misinterpret Book Covers. Part 2.

*Author's note: I love these book covers, and mean no harm to their designers, publishers, or authors. 

Girl questions her new frozen health food diet.

Next time, he would not look up an optometrist in the Yellow Pages.

Girl has no idea the Botany Club could be so deadly.

Girl regrets purchasing her fog machine, 
even though it looks really cool.

Consumers show little surprise when new line of 
baby carriages is recalled by the manufacturer.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Movie Monday: The Write Stuff.


It's good to be back, folks! Just a quick note that the blogging schedule going forward will be Movie Mondays on, well, Mondays, and regular posts on Friday. I may increase post dates in the future, but I'm keeping it slim for now to leave room for schoolwork. 

If you're interested in having a movie made of your writing, please send 250-500 words of somethin' good to esolodow at gmail