On Self-Publishing

To those of you who have published a book before: How did you not shoot yourself in the final weeks before it released? To those of you who haven’t: Publishing a book is way more stressful than anyone gives authors credit for. I mean. For real. When I started this back in 07, I was one of […]

Conquering Fear

I’ve been swirling around in a cyclone of surrealism, overwhelmed and desperate to find a place to rest my longing hands. In five days, I’m going to be entering a town that, for the last six years, has lived in only my dreams. Immortality Awaits is, at the core, a fantasy in a world I created, […]

On Being an Emerging Author

The next person who tells me writing a book/novel/anything isn’t emotionally exhausting is going to get punched in the face. Seriously. You’d think people would recall their high school and college years when writing a five page double spaced essay was like the end of the world. Now, I tell people I wrote a book. […]


Much like what I was saying last week about loving your own work before anyone else does, another underestimated task of writing your novel is just that — writing it. We, as human beings, have a natural tendency to be our own worst critics. When you’re a writer (and I’ll assume any form of artistry would […]

On Writer’s Block and Loving Your Work

This post is exciting to me for a couple of reasons. It’s my 100th post. I’m coming off of a month-long dose of writer’s block. I’m celebrating 11 months on the blogosphere. Holy wow! I never thought I would be 100 posts deep. Generally, any time I’ve made an attempt to write a blog or […]

Communication is Key

When it comes to any kind of friendship, relationship, acquaintance, anything of the sort where you are not the only person involved in a conversation/event/situation, learning how to build good communication skills is key. I understand this is a relatively cliche idea, but allow me to share some tips with you on effective communication that […]

Life Without X

Under yesterday’s Daily Prompt (which, yes, I’m just getting to now), the post was about choosing one letter from the English language and not using it. Well, I decided we could all live without an “x” (if you know what I mean) so perhaps I will prove how useless the letter (and the person) are. […]

The Best Writing Advice I’ve Gotten (Thus Far)

Sorry I disappeared for a second. Since I moved, the landlords of the place I live now decided to do an internet “upgrade” — but what they meant by that is “Suffer tenants! Suffer until we’ve decided you’ve suffered enough!” So now I have my internet back, and I’m able to write again. A little […]

Deep POV

I like to read books on writing. As a writer, who doesn’t? Developing your craft, focusing on your strengths and weaknesses and making your writing as — well — read-worthy as possible. Currently, I’m not going to lie to you — I’m reading a book called A Writer’s Guide to Harry Potter. It sounds stupid […]