Brian Canever
Writer of true and imagined stories

Latest

Jun
09
The Wonder of Ordinary

The Wonder of Ordinary

We say, "One person's trash is another person's treasure." I'm learning that ordinary stories are often the most powerful. You just have to pay attention.
3 min read
Jun
08
When Did We Lose Our Imaginations?

When Did We Lose Our Imaginations?

As the road to my dreams became more choked with obstacles, I abandoned it. I am fighting now to get my imagination back.
3 min read
Jun
02
How I Write: Into the Light

How I Write: Into the Light

A breakdown of how I wrote my award-winning story on a college swimmer who battled mental illness to win an NCAA championship.
6 min read
Jun
01
Revisiting My Knoxville Soccer Culture Story

Revisiting My Knoxville Soccer Culture Story

A look back at my story on soccer culture in Knoxville, Tennessee in 2015.
2 min read
May
21
My New Observational Storytelling Project

My New Observational Storytelling Project

They say a picture's worth a thousands words. I'll take the words.
1 min read
May
18
The Directions Our Lives Go

The Directions Our Lives Go

A decade ago today I graduated college. My life looks nothing like I had imagined it. And that's okay.
3 min read
May
14
Why Won't We Unfriend Strangers on Facebook?

Why Won't We Unfriend Strangers on Facebook?

Our friends lists are filled with people we haven't spoken to in years. Why do we find it so hard to let go?
2 min read
May
12
My Year Reviewing Films

My Year Reviewing Films

I spent a year reviewing films in my DVD collection. It didn't make me a penny. But, it helped me remember what I love about movies.
3 min read
May
05
Write Your Own Mother's Day Cards

Write Your Own Mother's Day Cards

Don't rely on impersonal Hallmark cards to tell someone you care about them.
2 min read
May
01
Two Micro Poems

Two Micro Poems

Observations made during a drive through Alabama to the Florida panhandle.