What I Bought From the Kawaii Pen Shop.

A couple of months ago I put up a post titled Seven Online Stationary Shops I Need to Buy From ASAP. The lessons learned during this particular experience were many, though it should’ve been a simpler process. Before we get into all that, let’s take a look at what I purchased. I had a difficultContinue reading “What I Bought From the Kawaii Pen Shop.”

I Created Pinterest Boards for my Characters.

They say many things are best left to the imagination. While that’s, for the most part, a true statement, sometimes creating visuals can help your writing process. That’s why so many writers create those grids and aesthetics that still pop up on Twitter from time to time. I’ve got about twenty on this Pinterest boardContinue reading “I Created Pinterest Boards for my Characters.”

I Unplugged the Television For A Month. Here’s What Happened.

We humans make choices every day. Sometimes collectively, but mostly individually. We are creatures of habit and prefer sticking to our routines like flies on poo. Unless something dramatic happens and our simple pleasures suddenly disappear, we’ll follow that path indefinitely. I’m one of those creatures with a terrible case of procrastination. Procrastination has trulyContinue reading “I Unplugged the Television For A Month. Here’s What Happened.”

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”

The Third Roast ft. Tara Theresa Hill

“A room without books is like a body without a soul.” Marcus Tullius Cicero – source No writer, no human being for that matter, can go at life alone. Somewhere along the way we all realize at some point that we need others to help us along, and vice versa. My own journey began nearlyContinue reading “The Third Roast ft. Tara Theresa Hill”

Two Introverts Walk Into a Conference

I am an introvert and creature of habit. Everything in my home has purpose and a place to go, a structured schedule gives me life, and I’m in my element when alone. “I have to be alone very often. I’d be quite happy if I spent from Saturday night until Monday morning alone in myContinue reading “Two Introverts Walk Into a Conference”

The Second Roast ft. Iseult Murphy

“There is no real ending. It’s just the place where you stop the story.” Frank Herbert – source No writer, no human being for that matter, can go at life alone. Somewhere along the way we all realize at some point that we need others to help us along, and vice versa. My own journeyContinue reading “The Second Roast ft. Iseult Murphy”

The First Roast ft. Rebecca Zornow

As an unpublished, nonprofessional writer working on my first novel, I nevertheless had access to extremely talented people who would help make my manuscript better, people who’ve made careers out of providing careful, constructive criticism to writers. I’m tremendously grateful to them Chris Pavone – source No writer, no human being for that matter, canContinue reading “The First Roast ft. Rebecca Zornow”

Confessions of a Chronic Underwriter

Be honest with me: How many of you thought I put the word “underwear” instead of “underwriter” in the title? I won’t blame you one bit! But the title is completely, utterly, unequivocally true. About two years ago my uncle, who’s a published children’s author, picked up on it when he read through one ofContinue reading “Confessions of a Chronic Underwriter”

My Multiple MC Problem

Even though I’ve done a lot of writing since childhood, this is the first time I’ve attempted something as big as Project Firedamp. Not only are there a lot of moving parts, historical facts to keep straight, and cultural differences to look out for, things are in their early stages and I’ve got time toContinue reading “My Multiple MC Problem”