Ripping off a bandaid hurts like the dickens. Jumping into a cold pool takes your breath away. Turning on the radio after your sibling unknowingly cranked the volume to max will probably make you feel like you've shattered your ear drums. Change can be abrasive and uncomfortable; it can make you seek the familiarity of … Continue reading Slow Boil
Deep breath. I can’t believe the time is finally here. I am not screaming this, it’s coming out in a calm elation, a wave of unexpected, joyous peace. Something you may not know about me - I love gift giving. I remember the first time I got a one hundred dollar bill, I think I … Continue reading The Big 10k Giveaway Winner and Other News
I would say I’m going to get so much done tonight. I would say the words are going to flow freely. I would say my mind is teeming with ideas, and they are going to race to the page to see who can get used first. I would say it hasn’t been a long day. … Continue reading I Would, But I Can’t
No, I'm not talking about the movie, The Craft, I’m talking about your writing, and I promise today isn’t a ramble. There's real advice in here, so saddle up and hang on. One thing you can do to improve your writing is lots of reading. Read inside of your genre, read outside of your genre … Continue reading Improve Your Craft
This, of course, is the million dollar question. How do I write? How do I write well? How do I write like a real writer? I am going to do my best to explain how to become a real writer over these next few paragraphs, though I am afraid it won't be exactly as you … Continue reading How Do I Write Like a Writer?
I LOVE pizza almost as much as I love coffee. I know this already sounds like a cheesy blog topic (pun!), since almost everyone loves pizza and I can't possibly express some unique, unmatched affection for those big, topping-piled slices of heaven, but I'm doing it anyway. Mind you, I'll eat any pizza. If I'm … Continue reading A Little Slice of Terrible Blogging
I think I'm enjoying this blog thing. Tweeting is fun, but as a writer it kind of eats away at my soul. Like a caterpillar munching on a leaf, one tiny bite at a time. Writing in 280 characters or fewer makes me feel like a caged animal, and this blog feels like relative freedom. … Continue reading Thrashing and Kicking in the Early Morning