Tag: WQOTD

#WQOTD: On Racism in Literature

Stardate 96178.85 With racism still present in modern society, there will always be that one person who will use a slur without a second thought. They think that it’s right because it’s what they’ve been brought up using. But when it comes to literature, there…

The True Order of Things vs. the Fictional Order of Things

Stardate 95650.99 I am writing an historical adventure novel. At one point in time I dreamt of it being a fantastical one as well but when I realized I was biting off more than I could chew for a first novel I downgraded it to…

The Complex Nature of Working Titles and Accidental Fan Fictions

Stardate 95587.96 Working titles are just that: working titles. When I first started this journey into this novel (that’s going on two years now), I was convinced I wanted to name it Carrick. In Pittsburgh history, Carrick is a historic neighborhood founded in the…

Speaking of Libraries

Stardate 94505.05: #WTOTD If you are looking for a library to research in and you are in the Pittsburgh area, I suggest stopping by the Northland Public Library. Not only is their staff incredibly knowledgeable and helpful, but they have a tiny little snack…

Locations Locations Locations

Stardate 94488.22 #WQOTD: Writing Question of the Day Question: How many locations do I really want to attempt to squeeze into my historical novel? There are so many in one State alone that it is difficult to narrow it down. All of them have…