One of the first pieces of advice you will ever receive as a writer is to read. Subconsciously, reading helps you learn to write in a variety of ways: you pick up grammar skills, you learn a variety of writing styles, you learn about story structure, character development, etc. All these are wonderful skills that … Continue reading The Benefit of Joining a Book Club, for Writers
Hello! This is, once again, an edit and repost of an old post I had. I am beginning to realize these are less simple edits and more just flat out rewrites. You know that feeling you get when you scroll through your FaceBook feed from... I don't know, ten years ago? It starts off all nostalgic … Continue reading My Editing Technique
It's been a long, long, long time since I've actually stopped and enjoyed the process of writing. I went through a short phase where I just kept telling myself, "It's okay, it won't be long until I can write again," and that was enough for me. Then it got to the point where I would … Continue reading 3 things you need to do when your hobby begins to feel like a job.
Introvert - not synonymous with shyness. An introvert is not characterized by being shy, though that does not mean they aren't. An introvert is someone who finds people, and interacting with them, to be physically and mentally draining, preferring to be alone to recharge. An introvert is not constantly in a state of depression and … Continue reading I’m an introvert, and I’m happy
A lot of publications don't like fables. A lot of publications are dead and inactive. There aren't many horror mags/journals. Body horror has no market, apparently. Publishing is damn hard. Self-publishing is looking really good right now. That is all.
With the start of summer break, my new internship, and my job, I've had a lot of trouble keeping up with my writing. I'm not going to lie, I've been majorly slacking on a lot of things. Sure, I have excuses: Tornadoes ripped through my state and my town, the great snowpocalypse, general anxiety... but … Continue reading Writing Goals
With the rise in self-publishing, traditional publishers are scrambling to keep their side of the market afloat. They're beginning to approach self-publishers, presenting them deals they may not have received otherwise. Self-publishing has opened doors for creative minds. With the addition of #pitmad and #askanagent on Twitter and G+, self-publishers and aspiring authors are able … Continue reading Self-Publishers Beware, Some Deals ARE Too Good.
As a writer, I find myself writing more and more to appease others. I write for themes I wouldn't usually write for, for journals I would've scoffed at not too many months ago, and for people I have never met and probably will never meet in my entire life. None of that is necessarily a … Continue reading Writing For Yourself
Writing is both a blessing and a curse. A writer must do what he or she must do alone (excluding the editing, cover design, and all the extra hub-bub which follows the actual writing). Writing is therapeutic, and it's one of the few professions where the writer is the only one able to complete the … Continue reading The Writer’s Curse
So far, to me, it's the equivalent of someone coming in and watching me (WARNING: Sexual Content) masturbate. Basically, I'm watching them, watching me in the most embarrassing and vulnerable situation in the world. Not sure if I'm doing it right, not sure if I should speak. All I know is it is terrifyingly awesome. … Continue reading Have you seen people reading your book?