The Renegade Press

Tales from the mouth of a wolf

Remember when you were a kid in school learning the fundamentals of creative writing and you were told that every story must contain a beginning, middle and end? Your teacher stood before the classroom and explained that a successful story must comprise of these three components in order to be coherent and complete, and you …

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I’ve always had this strange idea that the day I become a published author I’ll make a few phone calls to notify my loved ones of my success before sitting down with a glass of scotch, a cigar and a stereo pumping out one of my favourite songs of all time: Second and Sebring. It’s …

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“The royalty must die like common beggars and petty thieves.” – Rody Walker Part of being a writer involves consuming large quantities of literature so as to forever be broadening your horizons and increasing your knowledge. Most of the time this means you get to actively search for brilliant authors and ingest rich texts. But …

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‘I’ve got friends by my side. I’ve got hope in my eyes. And dreams to aspire to. And the whole wide world to watch below.’ -Joel Birch This Thursday the 11th of September is a very special day. I know that there are the obvious reasons as to why September 11th is forever marked as …

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“I hope you live to see the day when your world goes up in flames. And as you die, you’ll see my face. You’re the only one to blame.” -Corey Taylor. And here we go… I’m doing it again. I’m pushing myself to that place where my mind shatters and everything I’ve worked so hard …

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I’ve always wanted to be a super hero. Ever since I was a young I’ve had an obsession with the idea of men and women donning masks, cowls and spandex to stand up against injustice and fight for the weak and oppressed. I used to lay awake at night and stare at my roof wondering …

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A few years ago one of my favourite bands released an album entitled God and the Devil are raging inside me and right from the moment I first laid eyes on the cover jacket I fell in love. The very idea portrayed in the title was so beautifully macabre that I couldn’t help but be …

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“Oh, you’re only twenty five?” Yeah I am. Big fucking deal. Just because I’m a little young to be doing this writing thing it doesn’t mean I’m not ahead of the curb. In fact, for someone my age to be as articulate as I am is a rarity and something that should be celebrated, not …

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“I’ve never wanted anybody more than I wanted you. The only thing I ever really loved, was hurting you.” -Corey Taylor Inspiration often strikes at the most inopportune moments. As a writer or artist you can spend weeks floating through life on autopilot trying to piece together where you take a story next, or even …

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“To take away our expression is to impoverish our existence.” -Roughton Reynolds. You may have noticed that I swear a lot in my writing. I’m not afraid to throw out a few fucks or whatever else in order to drive home my ideas and strengthen my arguments. So it probably comes as no shock to …

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