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. […]

Working Cover and Synopsis

I’m close…I’m close…I’m oh so very very very close to finishing this (hopefully final) draft of my novel, Immortality Awaits. Here’s a little breakdown on the writing process, for those of you who have asked me (A.K.A., my bffs and my parents.) I started writing it in the end of July/beginning of August in 2007. […]


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 […]

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 […]

You Have No Right

  You have no right To be mad at me for being different, When the walls of segregation are Crumbling down from the past, The screams of souls long forgotten still Haunting America’s dreams as you try To put down those who you deem “Not worthy.” You have no right To come at me with […]

Omnipresent Forces

I’ve finished it! The weekly blog (here known as “The Adventures of Jensen Carpenter”, but when I finish it up for real for real I’m changing it to the “Omnipresent Forces” you see in this title.) For those of you who do not know what this is or what it’s about or whatever, here’s the […]


There are a few philosophical questions I really like to discuss with people. Which, at this point in my life, I think is awesome — I just wish I had the same drive for this topic in college. I could probably be a famous philosopher by this point. But, every life has a path and […]

What Is An Artist?

So I finally caved and decided to start following The Daily Post for ideas on blogging. I tried for sooo long to avoid it because I refused to take ideas that everyone else would be trying as well…But, alas, sometimes I need some help getting my creative juices flowing. I learned after NaNoWriMo that as […]