Ramblings Of A Man Named Joseph Carro

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Defeating the Darkness

Posted on November 13, 2018

Whenever I get too down on myself, it’s mostly because I’ve become too caught up in my everyday life. Work, bills, laundry, taxes, dishes, etc. No matter what I do to try to remedy the “everyday blues” – it can be hard to pull myself from the oppressive black hole of the mundane. At that point, I try to take stock of my surroundings. I remember that ultimately it’s the things I choose to do, the things I’ve been courageous enough to try, the things I partake in to set off the constant edge I feel. Those things are all more important to me in the long run than the momentary stresses and anxiety of the day-to-day. I’m no musician, but I’ve spent a…

The Write Life: Avoiding Writer’s Block.

Posted on July 10, 2018

Writing can be an extremely frustrating and hopelessly solitary artistic endeavor, and as writers we know and understand this when we choose it as our lifestyle. Yet it doesn’t make it any easier when we’re holed up in the basement, writing the next big thing on our minds. Whether you’re trying to write a blog post, a poem, a screenplay, or a novel – Writer’s Block afflicts us all. I know that personally, real life usually gets in the way and saps my creative juices with its constant demands, but to keep writing I have acquired several techniques which I use in order to get my brain jumpstarted again. My hope is to share a couple of my own techniques with you. I know…

Friend Files #25 – Amanda White

Posted on August 8, 2016

Friend Files is a feature I added to my blog, Away With Words, a while back – this being the 25th installment. Past installments appear under the “Friend Files” tag on my blog. I will be interviewing a friend of mine and showcasing why they are a friend to me and what I like about them, and also a mini-interview (five questions) that detail what they think of me. It’s a way to acknowledge my friends out there and what they’re up to and also to introduce them to my larger group of friends, acquaintances, and anyone else who might be interested in reading online. Today, I will be talking about Amanda White. Before I get into what I think of her, here is my mini-interview with Amanda (exchanged…

Thundercats – A Forgotten Fandom

Posted on May 30, 2016

When I was just a young boy, there was nothing that could make me quite as excited as hearing the theme song for my favorite cartoon come roaring over the speakers of our crappy television set back in the mid 1980’s. The song, and the opening animation sequence, was enough to blow my young mind. Action, adventure, fantasy, science fiction. It was all those things rolled into one marketable 1980’s package. This show was called Thundercats.     Thundercats revolved around an alien race of half-human, half-felines who traveled from their doomed planet Thundera, pursued by a band of mutants. Held in stasis as their ship traveled to Third-Earth, the heroes eventually land and try to make a new home on what should be…

How I Came To Love History

Posted on February 7, 2016

Recently, I asked a few of my friends on Facebook if they had any questions for me, anything they were wondering about me that might make an interesting blog post. I have lots of things I want to write about, you see, but they’re all pretty serious or emotional things from my past. So I wanted something lighthearted. Well, a few people answered and gave me some good suggestions – and with today’s post, I’ll be going with a question my writer friend Derek posed to me – “Where did your interest in history spring from?” If you know me at all, you know that I am very interested in history. Mostly American history, which being from America sounds natural. But, really – it’s…

All Aboard The Blog Train

Posted on September 2, 2015

Before I get too far with this post, I do have to say that this particular entry is part of a “blog train”, featuring mostly fellow writers from the Stonecoast MFA program – from which I graduated. It’s really a brilliant idea, suggested by my friend J.R. Dawson (I’ll link you up to her blog later, as part of the ‘train’) and it’s a way to help promote fellow bloggers and writers. If you like any of my stuff, you may want to check out some of their blogs as well, since we all pretty much learned our craft from the same set of people. Hello. My name is Joseph Adam Carro, and I’m a writer. I even have a BFA and an MFA I…

Away With Words Is One Year Old – Thank You

Posted on May 7, 2015

Wow – a lot has happened in a year. I switched job locations so that I’d cut out 100 hours of driving time per week. I graduated from Stonecoast, my MFA program. I moved in with my girlfriend to one of the biggest cities in Maine (yeah, yeah – I can hear you laughing from here…but it’s a cool city). I also had lots of fun and attended many conventions and family events. And, of course, my blog slowly made changes, too. I added the feature called Friend Files where I showcased one of my friends with each entry and why I appreciate them. I added the feature called Cosplay Confessions where I interviewed a cosplayer and asked them some basic questions about their…