On Criticism

Ever heard the expression “everyone’s a critic”? My grandfather has a poster of this phrase; it depicts an art student thumb-and-penciling a masterwork sculpture. The title reads: Everyone’s a critic! Be as critical of your own work as you are of others’. So simple, so true. Nowadays, with the experiences I’ve had as a self-proclaimed … Continue reading On Criticism

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Why Use Single Inverted Commas?

If you’ve read any of my stories, you’ll notice I use inverted commas (‘’) for dialogue, instead of double quotations (‘‘’’). Now I realize that using single quotation marks for dialogue, instead of double, can distract some readers, but it’s an informed choice I made. And before deciding on a standard, I had to search for … Continue reading Why Use Single Inverted Commas?

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Welcome to my personal blog. I’m Patrick Zac, writer and author of The Sanitorium. I will use this blog to serve as a journal to share my thoughts and ideas, and information regarding my writing. I also want to share opinions concerning my hobbies, such as literature, movies, technology, music, and games. A while ago, I … Continue reading First