What is a bad writer? Not someone who isn't sure where to put a comma, not someone who isn't sure what the difference is between effect and affect, and not someone who writes in run-on sentences. No, none of these things mean that someone is a bad writer. No, no, in fact, it is something … Continue reading How to be a bad writer, then how to get better
Since finding my first real job out of college, I've started working with some of the most brilliant people I've ever met. It truly is a privilege. Even so, we all are very strong in our beliefs, opinions, and ideas, and that, of course, bleeds into our work. As I'm sure you can imagine, this … Continue reading 4 ways to change your work environment for the better
When I started this blog, I started it with the goal of running a "talk-shop" blog. I was going to talk about books, writing, writers, and publishing, all as I pursued my dreams of becoming an author. I wanted to meet other writers, make connections, make life-long friends that I could Skype with over hot … Continue reading I’m a Binge-Eater
Hello! Once again, I'm back with another repost/rewrite/thing. When I wrote this original post, I made it a point to say I was writing for others. I was writing for this selfless reason that made me look like such a giving, thoughtful artist. Yeah, that definitely wasn't the case then, and it definitely isn't the … Continue reading The Big Question: “Why?”
Hello friends, newcomers, etc. It's been a long time since I've written a blog post. Rather, it's been a long time since I felt I had something worth blogging about. Recently, I've had a spurt of poetry submissions flying from my desk. As I've said time and time again, I never thought of myself as … Continue reading I’ve Been Rejected
I have never been so well dressed in my life. As many of you know, I am still in college, though I just recently signed up for graduation in December (yay!), and being in college I've had the opportunity to join the English Honor Society: Sigma Tau Delta. This offers a wide range of opportunities for all college writers, and I definitely recommend joining if one ever has the opportunity to do so. One perk that I took full advantage of was being able to submit a piece to the national convention, which means I would get a chance to travel out of state, attend a literary convention, and present my piece in front of all my peers and colleagues for my college. Needless to say, I was beyond pumped.
I've always thought I was comfortable in my own skin. I don't embarrass easily. As I demonstrate in the picture below: I'm willing to make a fool of myself for the sake of a laugh. Here I was, at my job, wearing two tree skirts - one as a poncho, one as a skirt - … Continue reading The Girl Who Doesn’t Care, Cares A Lot
When I was I bored, I read Junie B. Jones and laughed at her antics. When my sister was sick and away in the hospital, I could pretend she was staying with Amelia Bedelia and would be coming home soon. When my parents were divorcing, I realized it wasn't as scary as the Goosebumps books … Continue reading Why I love to read?
Howdy y'all! Today just so happens to be my 21st birthday, and rather than drown myself in legal alcohol purchases, I have decided to give a gift to YOU... er, well, FIVE of you, that is. My book The Mind, the Body, a horror short story collection, came out last year in October. I purchased five … Continue reading My Birthday Giveaway (21 years in the making)!
Very rarely do I find things embarrassing. The most embarrassing things are the funniest. So, for the sake of laughter, I share with you two reasons (experiences) that show you why life as a writer (or my life in general) IS NOT glamorous. At all. Not even a little bit. So, as a full-time student, … Continue reading 2 embarrassing reasons why life as an author ISN’T glamorous.