How I’m Improving My Craft

Are you brand new to the wonderful world of writing? Then welcome! You’re in for a mighty wild ride. If you think you’re going to just be able to sit down and write the next great American novel in one sitting, then you’ve definitely been lied to. I’m a doubter. I’ve always discredited my God-givenContinue reading “How I’m Improving My Craft”

Why Writing Fan Fiction Soothes the Soul and How it Teaches the Art of Writing

When I took my first dive into the online writing community, I discovered two grains of thought – those who love to write fan fiction (stories based on popular films, television shows or books), and those who look down on those who wrote them. I wrote fan fiction before I even knew that’s what it’sContinue reading “Why Writing Fan Fiction Soothes the Soul and How it Teaches the Art of Writing”

A Three Blog Roundup | Part Two

A few weeks ago I shared part one of my blog roundup series. While Shady Characters, Grammar Girl, and Helping Writers Become Authors are all fantastic resources, it’s time to highlight three more blogs. This time I’ve decided to narrow my search parameters to sites put out by editors. ↦ How Not To Write AContinue reading “A Three Blog Roundup | Part Two”

Music That Drives My Writing | KPop Edition

It’s no secret I love Korean dramas. I’ve divulged in them since discovering Boys Over Flowers in 2009. Around the same time I fell in love with Korean pop music, or kpop. Some of the biggest names you may be familiar with are BTS (Bangtan Boys), Girls’ Generation, Big Bang, Blackpink and Twice. Kpop isContinue reading “Music That Drives My Writing | KPop Edition”

The Character Arcs in Star Trek Voyager

Why is there all this focus on Star Trek on my website? The answer is simple – it’s my absolute favorite franchise. Every time it’s on, it’s like I’ve come home to a friend, or rediscovered a favorite comfort food from ages past. Not only that, but if you can look past the sometimes-hokey storyContinue reading “The Character Arcs in Star Trek Voyager”

15 Things To Do As You #StayHome

I live in Pennsylvania, with Tom Wolf as the governor. Whether you agree with his politics or not, I don’t envy the job he’s been elected to do. Especially since he’s ordered Pennsylvanians home for another month. While I, gratefully, still have a job, I never thought I’d see the day when I actually can’tContinue reading “15 Things To Do As You #StayHome”

A Gallery of #WIP Aesthetics

If you’re brand new to the online writing community like I was two years ago, you’ve probably seen loads of confusing Twitter hashtags. There are so many that I had to look up guides to help me decipher them. They felt like a World War II encoded message or Morse Code telegram that needed solving.Continue reading “A Gallery of #WIP Aesthetics”

Five Disease Filled Star Trek Voyager Episodes You Should Watch This Weekend

The COVID19 pandemic is no laughing matter. If you’re reading this blog post, I don’t want you to think that I’m ignoring its widespread and global impact. The purpose of this post is to provide a short break from the monotony of #StayHome mandates, and bring a little Trek joy into your life. One ofContinue reading “Five Disease Filled Star Trek Voyager Episodes You Should Watch This Weekend”

Why Now is A Great Time to Start a Blog

Blogs are to the Internet as quills and ink are to writing. Blogs have been around for a long time, but with the introduction of new tools, plug-ins, and easier access to web hosts, they’re easier than ever before to build, maintain and analyze. Is that the only reason why I say now is theContinue reading “Why Now is A Great Time to Start a Blog”

Three Blog Ideas That Worked

Last week I shared a companion post to this one, Three Blog Ideas that Failed. In it I stressed that blogging is subjective. What’s worked for one site may not have the same reception on another. Don’t focus on having a great blog. Focus on producing a blog that’s great for your readers. Brian Clark,Continue reading “Three Blog Ideas That Worked”