Einstein's Tongue–Verse 1 of 1,000,000

This is the first of what I hope will be many blog posts by Drew Taylor—check out his bio at the top of the page under Einstein’s Tongue.

This is the first time. I can’t say it’s the last because, frankly, that’s not true. Bear with my rambling. I’ve never blogged before, and not everything comes so easily, but it will come in time. I hope so, anyway. First order of business, concerning a topic that’s gotten under my skin time and time again: writing, or more specifically: writing via teenagers, verse one to a million. As you can tell from this introduction, it’s going to be a very long blog. Lucky for you, the reader, what I just said was somewhat misleading, but not so much a lie as an exaggeration. What I mean to say is that there is tons of information to cover in so short an entry, so those 999,999 other verses might come in due time, when they feel appropriate to reveal themselves.

I am a teenager. Sad to say, I am a teenager who has read samples of teenage fiction numerous times, and I’ve only been able to read these “stories from the heart” because of a charming wit I can employ from time to time in my social surroundings, among other adolescents. It’s not often I’ve seen my fellows care to share with “mature adults” (as they are so called). I daresay, these reluctant demeanors are completely understandable from the teenage perspective, and I’ll tell you why, dear reader.

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Einstein’s Tongue–Verse 1 of 1,000,000

This is the first of what I hope will be many blog posts by Drew Taylor—check out his bio at the top of the page under Einstein’s Tongue.

This is the first time. I can’t say it’s the last because, frankly, that’s not true. Bear with my rambling. I’ve never blogged before, and not everything comes so easily, but it will come in time. I hope so, anyway. First order of business, concerning a topic that’s gotten under my skin time and time again: writing, or more specifically: writing via teenagers, verse one to a million. As you can tell from this introduction, it’s going to be a very long blog. Lucky for you, the reader, what I just said was somewhat misleading, but not so much a lie as an exaggeration. What I mean to say is that there is tons of information to cover in so short an entry, so those 999,999 other verses might come in due time, when they feel appropriate to reveal themselves.

I am a teenager. Sad to say, I am a teenager who has read samples of teenage fiction numerous times, and I’ve only been able to read these “stories from the heart” because of a charming wit I can employ from time to time in my social surroundings, among other adolescents. It’s not often I’ve seen my fellows care to share with “mature adults” (as they are so called). I daresay, these reluctant demeanors are completely understandable from the teenage perspective, and I’ll tell you why, dear reader.

Continue reading