The struggle of every creative, fiction writer: coming up with new ideas. Here are a couple lists to keep those creative juices flowing.
Sure, the story is your foundation, but the characters are your walls, roof, and windows. Let's make them strong. Tips and tricks for days.
Here is a list of things every writer should consider/do/attempt when going for traditional publication: The book needs to be finished before you start thinking about publication. With memoirs and some non-fiction, you don't necessarily have to have the book completed before you start querying. This is not the case at all with fiction. You … Continue reading Want to traditionally publish a fiction novel? Here are 10 things you need to know.
I'm at this point in my life where I am constantly looking back. Back at old videos, back at old photos, back at old posts, etc. So here I am, back at this post. This was the first post I ever wrote and published on my blog. How ironic is it that the beginning was … Continue reading Where is “The End”
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
Books clubs: they're great for readers, of course, but what about writers? Well, I joined a book club. Here's what I learned.
The Junji Ito Special Edition Trio: Gyo, Uzumaki, and Tomie Warning: There *might* be spoilers ahead. Tomie Of the Ito-trio, this was the most... meh, for me. It certainly started with the worst art, though by the end, it was just as beautiful as the art in Uzumaki (my fave). The story also follows a pattern, like Uzumaki. … Continue reading What I’m Reading: “Gyo,” “Uzumaki,” and “Tomie” by Junji Ito [part 3]
The Junji Ito Special Edition Trio: Gyo, Uzumaki, and Tomie Warning: There *might* be spoilers ahead. Uzumaki Of the three Junji Ito special edition titles, Uzumaki is my absolute favorite. No, Uzumaki is not about our fave ninji from the Hidden Lead, but more about what that name means. The word "uzumaki" translates to "spiral." Yes, this manga … Continue reading What I’m Reading: “Gyo,” “Uzumaki,” and “Tomie” by Junji Ito [part 2]
The Junji Ito Special Edition Trio: Gyo, Uzumaki, and Tomie Warning: There *might* be spoilers ahead. Gyo Of the three, this was my least favorite. Gyo starts with this couple Tadashi and Kaori on vacation. They are staying in Tadashi's uncle's beach-side home enjoying the sea and sun. However, it isn't long before something goes awry. … Continue reading What I’m Reading: “Gyo,” “Uzumaki,” and “Tomie” by Junji Ito [part 1]