I was thinking the other day of how the MCU (marvel cinematic universe) movies kind of defy genres. They are their own. The Superhero genre. Which - kinda isn't a genre yet maybe is but you might not find it on an agent or publishing listing. SO. I was thinking if I was pitching the … Continue reading MCU Movies as Specific Genres (why? I don’t know)
Eons ago I wrote a blog about what time of day is the best to write (you can read it here). I was for writing at whatever time of day that works for you. And I still stand by this. Time is not our own, and what time we have we have to use (that … Continue reading Should You Write in the Morning?
Do you always have to finish what you're writing? First off, there are two kinds of finishing: finishing a draft, and finishing through the editing process. Let's take a look at the first. 1 So you're in the throes of writing a first draft. You probably started out with a lot of hype and excitement … Continue reading Do You Have to Finish Writing that Book?
Been doing this writing thing for a while now (like...a decade). And after you do things for a while you develop some habits. Some good (like writing every day) and some bad. Like these ones. 1 Thinking up blog posts and story ideas as I fall asleep. Or am trying to fall asleep. Just, is … Continue reading Bad Habits I Have Developed as a Writer (this is gonna be fun I swear)
First of all, September is my favorite month because it's my birthday month and also the start of fall (the scientists are wrong. Fall starts September 1st). September was...September? Like pretty normal stuff. Swan Lake, editing *cries*, reading (Ebola and a book on the Armenian Genocide. Yeah, I like to read fun stuff), dinosaurs, and … Continue reading How was September? What is October? IS THAT NANOWRIMO I SMELL???
First things first: TOMORROW IS MY BIRTHDAY. And three days from now on the 22nd is Bilbo and Frodo's. It is a very momentous week. I don't think I've ever done a birthday post but here we are. Since I was born on the 19th, I thought I would do 19 miscellaneous facts about me. … Continue reading It’s My Birthday and Other Things You Didn’t Ask to Know
In light of the Little Women movie coming out in December, this whole thing was brought to my attention. Disclosure: I have never actually read Little Women. So if you see anything here and are like, "well that's not what happened in the book" I'm not sorry. Not my fault that I don't know … Continue reading Little Woman, Writing What You Know, and Crying
I honestly I have no idea how many drafts of Silver I have gone through. It's not something I have ever kept track of, but I've been working on it for three years so there's that. But I came here to say I have started yet another draft. BUM BUM BUM. After I came back … Continue reading Round 500 of Edits and Things I’ve Learned
I think this might be the draft (2nd draft) I'm most proud of. My draft of Oh, Wonder Why the Sun Fell is finished (also titled The Time I Accidentally Wrote a Steampunk Fantasy). (I wrote a little about my 1st draft of this here.) Not because I think it's the best I've written (the last … Continue reading Second Draft Done and Shut in the Drawer. and now…?
Ratatouille will forever be one my favorite movies. It just never gets old. One of the things that the movie does so well (despite making the food look delicious) is the character of Linguini (his first name is Alfredo btw. Like what the heck I think his mom liked pasta too much). He starts the … Continue reading Why Linguini is One of My Favorite Underdog Characters (from Ratatouille)