How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Blog

I'm not going to lie. I had many, many illusions about blogging when I started The Crooked Pen. I thought that, with enough vigor and talent I would be able to flock hundreds of thousands of people to this site. I had seen other blogs similar to this one and I thought I had them [...]

Unpopular Opinion: Censorship and “Offensive”Bookstagram Pictures

I don't consider myself a controversial person, nor do I try to stir the pot when I see a problem brewing. However, it's becoming progressively more difficult to stay quiet on certain issues, particularly issues involving censorship. Today I was exploring Bookstagram when I came across a picture from one of the content creators I [...]

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 [...]