Writerly Rants: Part 2

Remember that rant I posted a several weeks ago? Well...there's more to it. (Some of these are not particular to written fiction. Some of these things are in movies that drive me banana balls). *enter rant* 1: Stuttering Yes, people stutter when they talk. So yes, you should put stuttering into your dialogue. Just....do it … Continue reading Writerly Rants: Part 2

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)

#WIPjoy: April Roundup.

(Woke up and realized it's Wednesday and I have no idea for a blog post) Hey! It's May, which means #WIPjoy (hosted by the wonderful Bethany A. Jennings) is over. Because I didn't think of a blog post for this week (it's Tech week. All theater and dance people raise their hands), here's a roundup … Continue reading #WIPjoy: April Roundup.

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

Writing Update 2017

  It's the third month of 2017. I feel like I haven't written much in the last few months. But looking back, I actually have. Here's my progress and thoughts forthwith. When the Crows Murdered the Moor Boy, this has been exciting! It was formerly titled the Moor, which I wrote for this blog in a … Continue reading Writing Update 2017

Food for Thought

I feel like...ranting a little bit. Done a lot of thoughtful, helpful (hopefully) posts lately. All about writing and what not. But some little things have been poking their heads up. Just little things that as write drive me banana-balls (that was for my sister). So, here they are: 1: "He howled in pain." "As … Continue reading Food for Thought