Tag: books

Grimm Chronicles: Vol I and II

Christine Haggerty captivated me a few years ago with her blog. Through that we actually became friends, creating a small writer’s cult. Or circle. I mean really cult or circle all depends on what you do with the candles. Then I was awed by… Continue Reading “Grimm Chronicles: Vol I and II”

Improve the quality of your suffering

I’m not even sure who this guy is. I’d never heard of Tom Waits. However, the man has been gifted with an abundance of wisdom, or at least this one piece of spaghetti which stuck to the wall, and now I adore him. The… Continue Reading “Improve the quality of your suffering”

I cannot write children’s books

We all know the “When I retire I’ll become a writer,” sort. The “It can’t be that hard” type. But then there’s the realist. They want to get into writing, but it’s harrowing, like sailing upon the black seas of some Lovecraft poem. I… Continue Reading “I cannot write children’s books”

My next novel and gearing up for NaNo

Editing was going well until I was introduced to Diablo III. The game where you can die and still laugh about it. Even on hardcore mode. Died three times last night. Game is a lot of fun, and I’ve gotten a few ideas off it.… Continue Reading “My next novel and gearing up for NaNo”

Poor Waldo

We all know him. We love him with all our heart as children. But until recently, there’s a truth I had missed, for it was hidden like he has been all those years in my youth. Waldo is crippled. I noticed the cane for… Continue Reading “Poor Waldo”

Moving: I Like Books

I’m moving. By Tuesday the plan is to be entirely out of this apartment, and by Thursday I’m in the new apartment. Followed by a stressful Friday meeting, bar crawl through Madison Saturday for a friend’s birthday (another thing I’ve never done), and NaNoWriMo… Continue Reading “Moving: I Like Books”

Lessons Learned from Romance Novels

I’m 30 pages into a romance novel. I get that’s not a lot. By the time I was that far into Game of Thrones, I was terrified of the things Viserys was doing to his sister and had to put the book down for many… Continue Reading “Lessons Learned from Romance Novels”

Prime Writing Time

I was once told that writers have a moment of time where they write the best. When I heard this, during my college years, I decided to find my best time to write. Now, as with any good writer, this fluctuates. I can write… Continue Reading “Prime Writing Time”

Book Endings

I’m reading a good book I picked up on a hunch while in an airport. While I said I was going to finish two books I already had, this came to my attention and boy did it grip that attention. The Boneshaker is a steampunk,… Continue Reading “Book Endings”

Challenge Your Writing

I want to start by saying I always have something to write. Sometimes I have too many things to write. Every once and a while, I just want someone from the audience to tell me what to write, whether they give a starting point… Continue Reading “Challenge Your Writing”