Category information! First and foremost, the majority of my writing centers around my characters Tanim and Daren. Information on the two of them, their history, and my storytelling/writing style can be found here.
Journal entries are categorized by topic. I try to keep the number of categories low to make navigation as easy as possible for the reader. The following are tags which can be accessed using the “categories” menu on the right hand column of my journal:
Art of Tanim and Daren: Any art of Tanim and Daren drawn by others that I have posted here.
Dreams: Entries describing or referencing dreams I’ve had. My dreams get pretty crazy, I promise.
Mage: Entries about my character Mage, an insane elf pirate with a mean streak a mile wide and way too much time on her hands. Highly entertaining.
Nature: Nature oriented writing and poetry.
On Writing: Entries relating to the trials and tribulations of writing. These entries are often an incoherent pile of frustration and word vomit.
Other: Entries which do not fall under any other category. Other includes a lot of nature-oriented writing, spiritual pieces, “word vomit”, various descriptive works, and other odds and ends. It’s a mish mash of stuff, but a good category to peruse if you don’t feel like wading into the Tanim and Daren stuff.
Poetry: When I am struggling to produce writing, I fall to poetry like haiku and tanka to get the creative juices flowing.
Pop Culture References: Pretty simple – entries in which I’ve referenced something from literature/music/cinema, etc. Some of the references are pretty obvious, but most are obscure and vague. Kudos if you catch them all!
Shakespeare’s Sister: Entries referencing Shakespeare’s Sister, a character who appears briefly in Virginia Woolf’s book A Room of One’s Own and who had become my ideal of the higher, more classic idea of a Muse. These entries now reference my girlfriend, who I know now is the person Shakespeare’s Sister represented.
Solstice: Entries written on either the winter or summer solstices, referencing the Tanim and Daren solstice mythology (a description of which can be found on the afore-linked reference entry).
Spoken – Daren: Entries written in first person from Daren’s point of view.
Spoken – Tanim: Entries written in first person from Tanim’s point of view.
Tanim / Daren: Entries involving or referencing Tanim and Daren.
Writing by Others: Any writing about Tanim and Daren done by other people (usually by my two best friends, so it’s all hilariously wicked).