Category: inspiration

Between Lewis & Lovecraft

I met Tyler Clawson through a mutual friend as we put together a little creative inner circle. This circle of friends is currently known as the League of Stuffed Demons (LSD). Currently because the name is mercurial. Tyler has a podcast (or ten) where… Continue Reading “Between Lewis & Lovecraft”

Volden’s Future: Steampunk

I’m really excited for what comes after the War of Chaos and Order. When Ji-Wei has gone through their tribulation, I get to explore Mercer and Yilinski. Both will be in a steampunk setting, with Yilinski having a Russian flavor and Mercer a Victorian… Continue Reading “Volden’s Future: Steampunk”

Using Your Imperfections

Cold Outside It is winter in Wisconsin. Outside is dry as the moisture freezes. It’s beautiful and crisp. Inside is dry because the heat is on to keep the freezing temperatures at bay. The skin on my hands is rough and dry. Then it… Continue Reading “Using Your Imperfections”

Get Outside

I know. It hasn’t been that long. Sit down and write, he says. Get the words, he says. And now he wants me to get outside?! Make up your mind! Same Ideas, Different Day Remember that excitement when Robert Downey Jr. got up in… Continue Reading “Get Outside”

New Found Procrastination

I’m sitting here, staring at this screen, procrastinating from writing about procrastination by watching videos on the mind of a procrastinator. Meta. School During high school I was a major procrastinator. I didn’t just wait until the last second to do my homework. I… Continue Reading “New Found Procrastination”

It’s Not Your Voice: It’s Bad Writing

Some of you are seething just reading that title. You’re here to give me a piece of your mind. How exciting. Others are here wondering if I’m talking about them. If you’re not angry, chances are no. Another group is nodding their head, thinking… Continue Reading “It’s Not Your Voice: It’s Bad Writing”

Life Sucked and I Won NaNo

UPDATE: By the seat of my pants, I did win NaNoWriMo! YEAH! Very excited. Less excited about everything else. I’d post an image, but having issues turning a PDF into a JPG without spending money. Know how to do it for free? Let me… Continue Reading “Life Sucked and I Won NaNo”

Sankive: Practical Dharma

Disclaimer: I have not studied the concept of Dharma for years on end. I have researched it, read some Hindu and Buddhist texts, and I have seen how I can apply it to my own life, through a Christian lens. Why a Christian lens?… Continue Reading “Sankive: Practical Dharma”

Sit Down (Or Stand) And Write

You want to hear the secret sauce to writer success? Let me give you a glimpse. The Thousand Fold Path Everyone has their advice on how to write. Do you plot or do you pants? Should you focus on world building or character depth?… Continue Reading “Sit Down (Or Stand) And Write”

365 Day Artist

I’m naturally talented as a writer (natural talent is BS). I started in second grade, I pursued it, I experimented, I put myself out there with really weird ideas, and I went to school for writing. Because I started young, I’m an okay writer.… Continue Reading “365 Day Artist”