This past week, October 22-28, was asexual awareness week. Asexual Awareness Week is an international campaign that seeks to educate about asexual, aromantic, demisexual, and grey-asexual experiences and to create materials that are accessible to our community and our allies around the world. Asexuality is not a widely known orientation so when I realized Holly Drummond in Perfect Rhythm identifies as ace, I was … Read More Book Review: Perfect Rhythm by Jae
I don’t review movies too often, there are so many reviewers out there and I know how much I disregard reviews myself. I rarely ever agree with critics on movies. Everyone has their own tastes, same with books or video games. I’ve actually had the opportunity to see several movies in the theaters this summer, something that rarely happens for me. I’ll tell you … Read More Movie Review: Warcraft
Be un-apologetically you. Know what sets you apart from the crowd. You aren’t always going to win, and that’s okay. Never lose your sense of humor. Don’t forget your bag of guns tools. Always be ready to help your fellow writer. Maximum Effort … or something like that.
If anything is guaranteed in life, it’s that nothing is guaranteed. You have to eek out time to write, and time for more mundane activities like cleaning and pretending to be a functioning adult. This week has been full of irritating mundane issues for me, which is why I’m having to put off my next Going Over the Rainbow article for a bit. I won’t … Read More Mundane Issues
We’ll get straight to the good stuff! Just comment below with your email address to enter the giveaway. I’ll be choosing 2 Amazon gift card winners, 2 ebook winners and 2 signed print copy winners today using random.org. There is no purchase necessary to win. You are also welcome to join me on Facebook for the online release party. I’ll also be on Skype … Read More Release Day and Book Giveaway!
I want to preface this by saying; I bear no ill will, animosity or hard feelings toward anyone. I am simply sad and disappointed. I had hoped we might learn from each other. Yet, I guess my hopes were naïve. Writing can be so lonesome. You sit at your desk, hour after hour, day after day and stare at a screen or a … Read More An Open Letter to My Local Writing Group
Most of us go through life never thinking much about our gender or how we express it. We might feel it is something we were born with, something absolute and immutable. We might think there are only two genders and that we are one or the other. ‘But aren’t there only two genders?’ I hear you asking. Nope. Male and female are only two … Read More Going Over the Rainbow: The Gender Divide
Every once in a while, something comes along that changes things for the better. And in the world of writers, this can mean the difference between finishing that manuscript or letting it languish, because we all know just how much sweat, courage and persistence it takes to write a book and then release it into the world. Today, I’ve got a treat for you. … Read More One Stop for Writers
Above is my commitment for this year and I thought I’d expand on it a bit because I find the choice of wording isn’t as inclusive as it should be. You might notice the I used the MOGAI definition in my statement. I feel this is much more inclusive and less cumbersome than the LGBT+ acronym. So it will also be my goal to … Read More International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia & Discrimination against LGBTI People
I recently stumbled across a post on Tumblr claiming that it is possible to write up a complex plot in a single day. So can you? Short answer. No. A truly complex and layered plot is not something you can whip up in a day of brainstorming. What you can come up with is a premise and basic plot arc. Notice I said basic. … Read More Complex Plotting: It’s Complicated
I want to welcome the amazing Lisa Medley to my blog this week! I’ve been in love with monsters for a long time, since I first started reading Stephen King ages ago. But it was J.R. Ward’s Dark Lover which made me realize monsters in LOVE were even better. That book sent my imagination reeling. I don’t discriminate. I want love for vampires, … Read More Reaping and Writing the Reaper Series