It's our favorite day of the week (Tuesday? Hmm, why not? It's Saturday somewhere...right? Either that, or I'm off schedule, and that couldn't possible be...)! That means it's time to ramble. So, you've written a draft. It could be a novel, a short story, a nonfiction essay, a comic, anything. You've finished it, polished it,… Continue reading The Writing Guru Next to You
Hmm, what's this? A new type of post? As part of my 2020 changes, I've decided to do something I've wanted to do for a long time now. When I typically talk about books, I've only given quick reviews and usually paired certain books together by the month in which I read them. However, ever… Continue reading Fear and Foreboding: King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo
Wow, what a year! 2019 was an exciting journey for me as a writer and a reader: I found some new favorite authors through the RWW creative writing masters program, discovered new books by favorite authors I haven't read in a while, and even learned how to do an in-depth analysis of what works in… Continue reading My Favorite Reads of 2019
It's our favorite day of the week! That means it's time to ramble. Everyone loves a good mentor. From Obi-Wan Kenobi to Gandalf to Uncle Ben, mentors are important and well-loved characters. They teach the protagonist moral lessons, give physical training, and provide emotional support. So, of course, they have to die. It's sad but… Continue reading The Mentor Curse
Well, it's December 31st, and you know what that means. It's Grandpa's birthday! Happy Birthday, Grandpa! Also, it's New Year's Eve. Tomorrow, everyone will be doing their best to stay true to their list of New Year's Resolutions, writing-focused and otherwise. It's no secret that keeping New Year's Resolutions is more difficult than making them.… Continue reading To the New Year, 2020!