Writing is Cake!

Welcome!  I suppose an initial post should cover a little of the reason behind a given blog.  Why Writing?  No mystery here, I just enjoy doing it.  I am fascinated (and a little awed) by the creative process, and writing is one of the few creative hands where the Fates seem to have dealt me at least a low pair.  As such, I’m giving this a whirl on all things writing, and trying to rope a few friends and associates into helping out.


Why Cake? I’m of a growing opinion that Cake is the purest and greatest of things in the world.  Has cake ever done anything but bring happiness? Filled the world with fluffy, frosted goodness? I briefly ran a video podcast with a coworker called Video Podcasting For World Domination With Cake. The cake was an afterthought, but I think it was my subconscious starting to speak to me. I then played the most marvelous game, Portal, which quite beautifully incorporated cake into the storyline.  The game tried to convince me that the cake was a lie, but I saw that really cake was truth. When I explored why the Portal team decided to use such an odd thing as cake in their game, I discovered even more truth.  Quoting from Wikipedia:

“at the beginning of the Portal development process, we sat down as a group to decide what philosopher or school of philosophy our game would be based on. That was followed by about fifteen minutes of silence and then someone mentioned that a lot of people like cake.” — Eric Wolpaw

Damned right.

Writing is good. Cake is good. Writing is Cake. QED.

About Jeff Moriarty

A dabbler in many arts, from Ignite Phoenix to Improv, and from Information Security to Screenwriting. Jeff loves creating new things, and tries his hand at many forms of writing from screenplays to prose. He pontificates on his personal blog, and helps authors get their works online.


  1. Jeff – You are a nut.

    Icing is where it’s at, not cake.

  2. Icing is cake, cake is icing.
    Or something.

    Have fun, Jeff!