Monthly Archives: December 2014

Holiday Break

Hi all, In honor of a combination of holiday chaos, my continued state of creative limbo, and laziness, I’ve decided to take a break for the holiday season. My plan is to return around New Year’s, though I may post … Continue reading

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Random Recommendation Time!

Hi all, Just in time for winter breaks that might lend themselves to some leisure time, I thought I’d recommend a time-suck that is both entertaining and enlightening! The media critic videos of Chez Apocalypse offer a myriad of fascinating discussions … Continue reading

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Keeping a Development Journal

A lot of writing advice suggests keeping some kind of journal. I’ve always romanticized the idea of keeping a diary… and never been able to stick with it for more than a day. And while I do keep a small … Continue reading

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What We Think About When We Think About Writing

In my personal opinion, writing is more of a mental game than any other art. For some art forms, the craft is in the skill of the delivery as much as if not more than the actual content. For others, … Continue reading

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What You Like to Read

Common writing advice states that you should, “write the book you’d like to read.” I think that’s lovely, true advice. But it’s not always as easy to follow as it sounds. The parts of the mind which engage in reading … Continue reading

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When in Doubt, Cats

I’m really struggling to come up with a blog post today, since I’m kind of in limbo on a lot of things… so rather than force some half-baked crap on anyone, I’m just going to post a picture of my … Continue reading

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The Evolution of the Body Image Issue

For whatever reason, somewhere along the line, humans started getting really, really concerned about how they look. Maybe it’s because we have a far more evolved mating system than other animals; maybe it’s because we have a far more evolved … Continue reading

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Multiple Version-itis

Sometimes, one of the most difficult things about wanting to write is deciding what to write. This decision is usually difficult for one of two reasons: having nothing to decide from, and having too much to decide from. Those who … Continue reading

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The Subconscious Ism

There’s a kind of racism and sexism and prejudice that’s easy to spot, and easy to hate. It’s the overt violence, the hateful word thrown out not as an ironic joke but as a sincere insult, the flat statement about … Continue reading

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The Art of the Try

November is officially over—to those of you who won NaNoWriMo, CONGRATULATIONS!!! That is an amazing accomplishment, and so exciting. To those of you who tried but didn’t succeed… CONGRATULATIONS!!! That is still an awesome accomplishment, and anyone or anything that … Continue reading

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