So You Want to Be a Writer…

So you've decided that you want to be a writer. The career path of a wizened old hermit surrounded with stacks of paper and empty coffee mugs is the one for you. All you must do now, is sign on the dotted line. Oh wait! You haven't read the terms and conditions? Here, you'd better … Continue reading So You Want to Be a Writer…

Aesthetics

*WARNING: SUPER SHINY THINGS AHEAD* Aesthetics are awesome because everyone likes pretty things (You don't? Get help). Aesthetics are even awesomer when telling a story...my story. The Green Crows Trilogy. We'll start with characters today. *Disclaimer: I own none of these photos. They are photos from Pinterest. Applause to the creators* Main Character: Hugh Varden Gallagher (A.K.A … Continue reading Aesthetics

7 Years, 7 Facts

Today is a special day. Seven years ago, I started blogging on WordPress. (And no, we will not be reviewing by first blog post ever.) (No. I put my foot down). Instead, to celebrate I'm going to share 7 facts about me for my seven years blogging. Fact ONE I've been drinking coffee for only … Continue reading 7 Years, 7 Facts

Writing Battles (besides stabbing)

There are a surplus of articles and blogs on how to write a great fight scene. I thought about doing one myself...(I believe writing fight scenes is one of my superpowers). But then I remembered another kind a fight. A fight that's like, a lot bigger? Battle. That's the word. A full blown battle between … Continue reading Writing Battles (besides stabbing)

Writer Quirks

Have you ever noticed that writers do/have well, weird things? Habits? "Quirks" that's the word I'm looking for. Yeah. We writers have quirks. Some are specific to us as individuals (like how I listen to all Hans Zimmer music basically on loop. All the time.) others are shared quirks. Shared quirks. These are fun to … Continue reading Writer Quirks

Writing is…Hard

I've been writing for what, eleven years now? (Not counting the days I couldn't write and just told stories to myself.) Five years since I started taking writing seriously (meaning: setting aside a part of the day and setting a word count). But like, not till now do I realize something. I knew it in … Continue reading Writing is…Hard

5 Things I Learned from Working with an Editor

( I am switching my blogs posts to Wednesdays. Tuesdays aren't working. Too much dancing.) This winter I got myself an editor, long due for my Gothic sci-fi short story "When the Crows Murdered the Moor" (originally called "the Moor"...boring name.) My editor and I have only met twice so far, and right now I … Continue reading 5 Things I Learned from Working with an Editor

The Writer’s Dilemma

Every kind of artist has a different struggle. Writer's though, seem to have a unique struggle,and as of yet, I haven't heard of other artists having this same problem. I shall call it, the "Banging Your Head Against a Wall" syndrome. It is more commonly known as Writer's Block. For a lot of writers, Writer's Block is … Continue reading The Writer’s Dilemma