If You Want To Be a Writer, Lower Your Expectations a Lot

When you decide to become a writer, there's one truth that you must confront at some point: what you write will probably not be as good on paper as it was in your head. I've come to realize this after multiple drafts and constant rewrites of fiction, nonfiction, blog posts and etc. I know it's [...]

Opinion: Peter Capaldi is Leaving Doctor Who and That’s a Good Thing

As crappy as it is that Peter didn't get a fair shake at being The Doctor, this decision to leave is for the show's benefit. Doctor Who has been in dire need of a direction change for years now and I think it would really benefit from a clean slate. Many people are complaining that [...]

UPDATE: Where I’ve Been, Where I’m Going

Life has been sucking recently so my writing has been put on the back burner....well, my writing is usually placed on the back burner, but now that life is not going that great, I at least have an alibi now. I haven't updated my blog in two weeks. From a professional standpoint there's no excuse. [...]

My Mystery Blogger Award Nomination!

I would like to thank the beautiful hope.s of "The One With Feathers" for nominating me for this award! “Mystery Blogger Award”  is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. [...]

Opinion: Instagram v. Twitter

As a writer who is trying to gain recognition, I've done what dozens of writing magazines, podcasts, and Facebook pages keep telling me to do: have multiple platforms on multiple social media sites. This has been a...mostly unsuccessful endeavor on my part seeing as I find social media a distraction from what I really should [...]

A Good Habit is Hard to Find

I'm trying to change my habits. But the bad ones just seem so engrained into me that if I were to exfoliate them like dead skin off of a calloused foot, I would have to keep going until I hit a bone. My bad habits are the axis on which my bizarre world turns. They [...]

Quality Posts vs. Quantity of Posts

I don't really do New Years resolutions, but I am hoping to produce at least two blog posts every week in the future. The problem with this is it can be difficult coming up with something to blog about. I can make a list of all the things I want to write, but most of [...]

Sucking (Writing) a Little Every Day Part II

I wrote a post around 6 months ago about how I was going to write every single day, no matter how much the product sucked. And for a while, I stuck to that goal. However, in recent months I've had difficulty maintaining. Some reasons are legitimate like I have had homework to do and personal [...]

Thank You To All The People That Follow Me

I wasn't going to do a Thanksgiving post, but then I got to thinking of how far I've come in the last year or so. I went from having zero likes and scant amount of views to having a fair few faithful readers who are willing to read my stuff and give me their feedback. I [...]

Ode to My Lack of Motivation

They say one of the best things about being a writer is that you can do it in your pajamas. I'm inclined to agree (although I very rarely write in my pjs ). But it goes farther than that. One of the greatest things about being a writer is the freedom to express yourself. However, [...]