I’ve been doing some revising lately and one of the “quirks” that I’ve noticed in my writing is how I almost do a lot of things. He almost smiled. I barely stood up. She nearly stopped breathing. I’m sure I had a perfectly good reason for writing like that but all phrases like that do
Ohai, Monday. You suck. You should check out MasterBerk Theatre over on YouTube. It’s got deadly nipples, lots of Berk, and some Deathday. It’s frakkin’ awesome. A few months ago, I participated in a Twitter trend called #gimmeacall. I saw a couple of my friends tweeting statements that began with “Dear highschool self:” and then
I’m going to attempt to put the bulk of my review under a cut here so that people don’t accidentally come upon it and have their eyes burned out by the spoilers. But I think this is going to be less of a review and more of an analysis. So click on through for my
Howdy! We’ve got another blog chain for you, this time brought by Mr. Awesome himself: Eric. He wants to know: What do you find to be the most challenging aspect of being a writer? What is your greatest reward from writing? I think the most challenging aspect of being a writer may actually be answering
I’m currently reading and loving (hating) Mockingjay. I’m only hating it because I know this is the end and it makes me sad. But I’ve only narrowly avoided spoilers being posted on-line by unscrupulous reviewers, so I’m avoiding twitter and Goodreads and any other site that may spoil it for me. For the record, I
I haven’t got much for this beautiful Monday. I’ve been looking for inspiration, watching a lot of old movies. So here’s what I want to know: What inspires you? What movies, books, music do you go to when your well of ideas feels dry?
Hey! Back from San Diego and I brought a head cold with me. Yuck 🙁 While I was gone, I read a couple of books. Two of them made some really odd choices that made me stop to think. The first book, UNWIND, which I wrote about, used a third person limited structure but then
The first thing I’ll tell you about this book is that I almost gave up on it. I’m glad I didn’t. UNWIND by Neal Shusterman is a book set in a future where abortion is no longer legal. A second civil war was fought over it and the end result was a compromise calling unwinding.
Hey! Happy Sunday. Welcome to another blog chain 🙂 This chain was brought to us by the ferocious Cole who wants to know: Are you querying? Gearing up to go on submission? Writing? Revising? I’d love to hear what’s new with you. And if you’d like to share a snippet of your WIP, even better!Well I’m in a
I’m off to San Diego! I missed Comic-Con last month but I’m heading to San Diego for a few days for a work related conference (a thousand geeks with relational databases…no lie.) Luckily I have some free time so I’ll be checking out the sights, stopping in at bookstores to see how Deathday is doing,