Walden Erasures, Page 11

These are starting to get weird now. The first thing I noticed on this page was the use of first-person, and I knew I wanted to play on that. I’ve been wanting to focus on the verbs too, because when they’re strong enough, they can carry an entire story. Here, I tried to highlight both,…

Walden Erasures, Page 10

I’m back to the erasures! If you haven’t checked out my most recent story, and you’re tired of these erasures, check it out now — unless you have a fear of heights. This erasure was actually pretty tough. I think this was one of the hardest ones so far. You might be able to tell…

Mountain Climbing – 200th Post!

200th Post! I was going to post another erasure today, but I realized that this is actually my 200th post! My blog has changed countlessly over the years, and my most recent change appears to be the most successful. I’ve had this blog for four years, and I’m realizing now that I’m averaging one post…

Walden Erasures, Page 9

I was told to keep writing these, so I absolutely will. I went into this erasure trying to leave as little as possible. There were interesting objects that spoke to me right off the bat. The end, I thought, was a nice touch too. I hope you think the same! Walden Erasures, Page 9

Walden Erasures, Page 8

I promise a story is coming soon. Just not right now. And by soon, I mean I have no idea. Hopefully this weekend I’ll have some time to write something up. I have not grown tired of these yet so neither should you! Page 8 was a lot like page 7. It was much easier…

Heartbreak

This is not the story I was talking about breaking the erasures up with. I wrote a one-sentence story on Twitter and I liked how it came out so I figured I’d share it here. I’m going to try to expand it into something a little bigger at some point. Heartbreak She saw the shoebox…

Walden Erasures, Page 7

I feel myself getting back into the creative mindset. These are working. I love that I’m killing two birds with one stone by recreating my favorite book and revisiting it at the same time. I just remembered that this first chapter is almost sixty pages long, so I will absolutely switch things up and get…

Walden Erasures, Page 6

This erasure was probably the fastest one I’ve done so far. It’s definitely getting easier. And I’m not just choosing what stands out to me, like some of the other erasures. This was probably the first one where I went in hoping to create something entirely different from what was on the page, and it…

Walden Erasures, Page 4

There’s no way you’re still interested in these. Unfortunately for you all, I am, so here’s another erasure. What’s interesting is that I haven’t read this book in years, and my only memories of Walden are happy and transcendental and awe inspiring with a hint of mind-numbing boredom. As I continue to read, one page a…

Walden Erasures, Page 3

These seem to be getting easier and more interesting as I go, which means you guys will be seeing and reading a lot of these in the future. I’ll try to break up the content with other stories so it’s not just these erasures, but for now I’m really enjoying them so you’ll have to…

Walden Erasure, Pg. 2

I really like how this one came out. There’s a little bit more of a flow, which also takes on a much darker perspective that would never be considered when looking at the book as a whole. It’s amazing how picking and choosing certain words can make something out of seemingly nothing. Economy, Page 2…

Walden Erasures

This post is a little different from anything I’ve previously published here. I’ve been going through a frustrating stretch of writer’s block, so I’m doing some erasures until something sparks. Walden is one of the first books that inspired me to pursue English, so I decided to use it for this post. I did a…