Friday, November 9, 2012

Let me start by thanking you...

It's not easy to dedicate any amount of time to reading blogs. Let me be the first to say that even a second unaccounted for is rare these days, and that you're here at all is something of a miracle. I'm grateful. If I have a few of your seconds, my goal is to make them count. What is your goal?

First off, let me do away with pretenses. I'm writing this blog to promote my young adult thriller, ENTANGLEMENT. It's the single thing in my life (besides the people I love) that I am most proud of. And I want to share it with you.

I also want to add value to your life. Here's what's most valuable when you're reading: Something that causes you to change your life. I think you know what I'm talking about. Something you read that gives you a good laugh, makes you smarter, happier, wiser. Gives you a new perspective. Something that sets the course of your life in a new direction. That's valuable. Change is always better than stagnation. When was the last time you changed?

This brings us to an important point. Nothing anybody writes is valuable in and of itself. You make it valuable by doing something with it. Reflecting on it. Taking action. Using it to inform your next decision. Sharing it.

You make all of this valuable.

Here's some things you will find in my blog: 

  1. Writing tips. I am a writer by profession, and I love to talk about the stuff. Get me going on character flaws, scene structure, or the five different types of sentences (more on this later) and you'll have some trouble shutting me up!
  2. Personal development strategies. Writing is a tough job, and no matter how brilliant you are, you can't succeed as the same person you began as. You must grow. And growth hurts. But let me tell you this, you WILL succeed at anything you desire if you are willing to become the right kind of person. And you can become anybody you want. For everybody I know, including myself, it's the want and the willing that needs work, and on those fronts I hope I add some inspiration to your life.
  3. Everything about my books. If you like my books, then you've come to the right place to find out anything and everything about the worlds, characters, plot, and my struggle that exists. Sometimes a book isn't enough, and there's separation anxiety. I've been there.
I'll leave you with this tidbit. Quantum entanglement, the weird as hell phenomenon my book, ENTANGLEMENT, is based on, is real. Here's the Wikipedia article (the same article Aaron surfs outside Arroyo Beach Cafe in chapter eleven), and here's a Stanford University article. Entanglement has stumped a lot of the smartest people on Earth, including Albert Einstein, who called it "spooky action at a distance" and in his day dismissed it as ridiculous because it violated the theory of relativity.

In 2012, quantum entanglement was demonstrated over a distance of 143 kilometers. Here's an article about it.

Thanks for sitting through this,
Dan Rix, Author of Entanglement

P.S. If you enjoyed reading this, invite a couple of friends to join the blog. I would be grateful.


  1. Dan, this is great! I'm going to do a class about this at school.

    1. Thanks Steve! Let me know how they respond:)

  2. Dan, write more about "spooky action at a distance" :)