A Few Things About Adulting

Yes, I'm writing about adulthood today. Okay, okay. I've only been an official adult for eight-ish months now, so I claim no expertise in this realm, but I figured that I have a lot of younger teens reading my blog who will appreciate the tidbits I've learned so far. Besides that, I've been thinking a lot … Continue reading A Few Things About Adulting

Dear Fellow Writers: Do What You Want

Dear fellow writers, Don't be afraid to write what you want. Sociologists will tell you that you have to have characters of every ethnicity or else you're a racist. Feminists say that you have to have two named female characters who talk about not-a-man, or else you're a sexist. Politicians say you have to represent every … Continue reading Dear Fellow Writers: Do What You Want

Quote Challenge: Day Three

We come to the last day of this little adventure. As Shakespeare would say, "Goodnight! Parting is such sweet sorrow / That I shall say goodnight till it be morrow." But of course that's not The Quote. A reminder of the rules: Thank the person who nominated you (thank you heartily, gretald!) Nominate 3 new bloggers … Continue reading Quote Challenge: Day Three

Quote Challenge: Day Two

Ah, this is so late! I suppose that's what I get for being sick on the weekend. Anyway, welcome to the second day of the Quote Challenge! This is getting to be fun. Let's get down to it. For those of you with short-term memory loss, here are the rules again. 😉 Thank the person who … Continue reading Quote Challenge: Day Two

The Fall of Fashionable Platonism

Note: I will say a few things in this article with which you may disagree. If at any time your feelings are hurt by anything I say, feel free to click the red "x" box in the top right of your browser. It will make the offending text go away. Thank you. Well. So far, … Continue reading The Fall of Fashionable Platonism

No Shame in Starting Over

By now y'all probably know that I am writing a YA fantasy book called Alen's War.  If you read my first post on the project, you might remember that I struggled a little with the characterization of the main villain. You may even have read the first-draft snippets on Facebook this week. What you probably don't know is … Continue reading No Shame in Starting Over