When a Writer You Admire is a Jerk

A few years ago, my novel writing class had a high-profile guest speaker talk to us: the award-winning author of a YA book we had been assigned to read about a week prior. I was pretty jazzed about it considering how much I'd enjoyed the story. I've had predominately good experiences with meeting published authors [...]

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 [...]

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 Muse Hates Free Time

Does anyone else get their ideas when it's most inconvenient? I think I am at my most creative during the height of the school semester where everything is due and my entire future hangs in the balance.. I'll be mentally calculating how much time I should commit to studying and she'll show up, donut in [...]

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. [...]

My Mind Only Lets Me Write at Night

I am a nocturnal writer. I have been since I was a wee one, scribbling Fairly Oddparents fanfiction inside of a notebook on a long car ride home. There have been freak instances when I've produced quality material during the daytime, but it usually involves having a magic talisman and whispering ancient languages into the [...]

How to Become the Best Writer Ever in the History of the Universe!

Hello, reader. I am a writer person like you. Definitely not someone strapped to a chair against their will. Do you want to learn how to write like a super-awesome writer guy? Becoming one of the giants of literature is easy with these simple steps. Step One:  Take something you've written. Just anything. It could [...]

Doctor Who Christmas Special: I’m Cautiously Optimistic

After the dreaded Hell Bent, I considered myself done with Doctor Who. I still watch reruns, read books featuring past Doctors, and listen to Big Finish audiodramas. But that thirst to see more? That urgency to find out what is in store for one of the best characters in science fiction? That is gone. Hell [...]

Editing My Novella, or the Red Pen of Death

I’ve put it off long enough. I must edit the third draft of my story. It’s been a while since I looked at this novella and, to be honest, I’m kind of terrified. Is it going to be better than I remember? Worse than I remember? I have no way of knowing until I reread it. [...]

The Dreaded Sunday Slump

Does anyone else have a difficult time writing on Sunday? For me, it's one of the most grueling days to get any work done. Here I am, in a cafe, sitting in front of a laptop with a Pages document open to a story I've been writing for God knows how long, and all I [...]