The Renegade Press

Tales from the mouth of a wolf

‘There is no flower like love; no misfortune like hate.’ -James ‘Buddy’ Neilsen. I’ve really been struggling with this blog lately. After a phenomenal run a few months ago that saw me producing a continuous stream of updates, I’ve fallen back into that creative lull that sees me producing sporadic entries that aren’t necessarily my …

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‘You want to win the war? Know what you’re fighting for’ -Corey Taylor. It turns out that I’ve been approaching this blogging thing all wrong. Driven by emotion and relying on fits of blind rage, narcissism and brief moments of placated happiness to fuel my creativity, I’ve never really stopped to take note of the …

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Beginning. Middle. End. Calm. Storm. Flood. We have now arrived at the end. We’ve been through a transition. We’ve watched the unnerving tranquillity of the calm descend into the torment of the storm, and now the levy is set to break and the flood us upon us. We have reached the point of catastrophe – …

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Have you ever read a novel, watched a movie, or listened to an album that started beautifully, capturing your attention with brilliant writing, only to fall apart in the middle? Sadly it’s a common occurrence in modern day writing. Young and even more experienced authors alike construct a brilliant introduction to their work. Their premise …

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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 roam across the land. I wish to seek and understand the truth about life. And about who I really am…” -Adrian Fitipaldes Today I learned that one of my favourite lyricist/vocalists Adrian Fitipaldes has stood down as the front man of Sydney Metalcore outfit Northlane. For those of you who have been following my …

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“Everyone is dead and we dance like a knife fight.” -Matt Breen. So there’s this guy. He’s young, cocky, intelligent, and brash. He’s spent a lifetime learning how to play with people. He knows how to read them and control them. He hates the person that he is sometimes. He hates that he can figure …

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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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