So pretentious! When I was in college, a friend and I would sometimes compare our creative writing classes with each other’s. We would discuss what makes a good critique, our stories, and classmates’ stories. Being foolish young adults, we sometimes even mocked our classmates’ writing for being “too pretentious”. So what is it? But what… Continue reading What is pretentious writing?
Studying Writing About Tough Topics There are endless books to capture the tougher things in life, because life is generally tough, and people write about life, don’t they? But some books capture the tougher things in life better than others. Even fantasy! Some would say that fantasy, the genre that is my very favorite, is… Continue reading Fantasy isn’t just Escape
Mind and Heart Even though my NaNoWriMo failed almost before it had begun, I learned a good deal of things, both practical and heart-related, when writing in November. Get Those Pages Down! …and Read. I learned to keep going, even if you fall short of your goal. Make another, smaller goal, and write for that.… Continue reading Writing Lessons From November
As almost every writer knows, November is National Novel Writing Month, and many are closing in on that coveted 50,000 words as the end of November creeps around the corner… How is your NaNo going? Are you almost done with that novel? Or have you fallen behind and are despairing? Do you feel that your… Continue reading NaNoWriMo Fun
Originally posted on My Outlander Blog!:
? A BROKEN MADONNA I remember the blood most of all. The blood that wasn’t supposed to be there. The blood that was too much. The blood that wouldn’t stop. I remember lying on a sterile table in a cold sterile room surrounded by strangers. I stared up at…
In honor of All Hallow’s eve, sacred to the druids of old, I am submitting a mystical piece instead of my “scary” piece (partly to honor the day as it was, and partly because – well, my scary piece was embarrassing! It isn’t scary at all). My disclaimer for this piece is that I wrote… Continue reading Happy All Hallow’s Eve!
It’s one thing to express one’s opinion…and it’s another thing to downright insult somebody, by accident or unintentionally, right? Today this has come up for me in life. It all began with a college newspaper article about a group in my town that sells $5 homemade, cooked meals. They have a food distribution center, which… Continue reading Opinion VS Fact & the Death of Journalism