Tag: writing

Lands Away (Legends Undying)

I really love these short videos about books/literature/writing. Basically, the melting point of two of my favorite mediums. Here is another one I posted yesterday on Legends Undying.

In Defense of Hannah Horvath (Girls)

Spoilers: If you haven’t seen this past week’s episode of Girls (I Get Ideas), don’t read. Lena Dunham’s character on Girls, Hannah Horvath, is a stereotype in the best way and the worst way. But we do know that behind every stereotype is a grain of truth. The Bad: Hannah is kind of crazy and neurotic and thinks she’s the world’s best writer. The … Read More In Defense of Hannah Horvath (Girls)

Symbolism Part 3: Patterns (Legends Undying)

Yesterday, I posted the third and final part of my series on the Legends Undying site. I deconstructed the symbolism of patterns. Read it here.  

Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Goals for 2013

As always, TTT is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s topic is top ten bookish goals for 2013. I only came up with six, but if I do all those things, it’ll be quite a busy year. 1. Read fifty books -I read 104 this past year. You’re probably thinking, why the step back? Well, I’ll probably far exceed that, but … Read More Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Goals for 2013

Symbolism in Three Parts (Legends Undying)

I’m starting a three part series on symbolism and how it can help us become better writers and individuals. The first part is up today on Legends Undying.

Short Fiction: The Christmas Village

I wrote this story a few days ago, on the plane to Colorado. The idea actually came to me back in November, when I visited the display at Seattle’s Armory Center, but I just now got around to writing it. Hope you enjoy it and Merry Christmas to you and yours! Joseph really didn’t want to be at the Christmas Village on the 23rd … Read More Short Fiction: The Christmas Village

NaNoWriMo Wrap-Up and More…

Well. I didn’t win NaNoWriMo. Not even close. But I did get my first draft to 100K. 100,000 words, people! So if you’re keeping track, I’m officially 2/3 of the way done with my first draft. You really can lose and still win. Anyway. It was a busy month, trying to finish up my online classes, starting a new job, and traveling for Thanksgiving. … Read More NaNoWriMo Wrap-Up and More…

Novel Progress: 1/2 Way

For previous posts on this subject, click here and here. I feel like I’m a little less positive than my last post. This section has definitely been tougher than the last bit. I keep reminding myself that all I have to do is finish the first draft, just keep putting words on the page. But some days, I feel like my writing is absolutely … Read More Novel Progress: 1/2 Way

“Look” Challenge

James from The Written Word issued me this challenge, which sounded like a ton of fun. Please, excuse the mistakes and awkward constructions. I haven’t gotten to editing yet. The Challenge: It’s for authors who are writing or who have written books and is a way to let others sneak a peek at their work. It’s called The Look Challenge. Here’s how it works. … Read More “Look” Challenge

Walking Your Way to a Finished Novel

I’ve already blogged about the effects of health and fitness on writing here. But today, I have some additional thoughts to share. I adopted a dog from the animal shelter last week. His name is Elliot, after T.S. Elliot. So far, he is turning into the world’s most awesome dog. Fortunately for me and my writing projects, I was fortunate to snag a dog … Read More Walking Your Way to a Finished Novel

One-Third of the Way

Remember this post? Where I talked about whether or not I wanted to follow along with this little scrap of a story? I’ve now written over 50,000 words…which is approximately 1/3 of the first draft I’ve goaled for myself (about 150,000 words). This is my first time working on something essentially from scratch since I graduated from school (with all of my accumulated knowledge). … Read More One-Third of the Way

In Which I Require Your Opinion

Good people of the interwebs! love hearing from and interacting with all you writers and bibliophiles so much, I thought I’d ask your opinion. I graduated from college in June. During the last few months leading up to the end, I couldn’t wait to get back to working on finishing the first draft of my YA novel (I am more than halfway through the … Read More In Which I Require Your Opinion