Can proudly whimper that I’ve just finished my first week of freelance writing. Recently, I left the old 9 to 5 grind (read: my temp job ended and I needed to scramble) to make a foray into independence, self-determination, and dignity. Which is just to say I left one grind and entered a way harder, […]
As a vegetarian myself, I had mixed feelings about this book. In The Vegetarian, the main character (although is she the main character, if we so rarely see the story from her point of view?) Yeong-Hye has a series of violent dreams which make her realize that meat is repugnant. But then, you know, she […]
What’s that you say? Super interested in what I have to say about August new moon intention-setting? Cool! As you may know from previous witchy posts, I follow a lunar cycle to plan, organize, and anticipate the changing seasons of my life. Last month, I talked about how the new moon was in Cancer: the […]
I’m just gonna say it – writers love writing about writing. Is any other artistic field this self-involved? Do singers sing about singing as much as we write about writing? As a group, we come off a bit obsessed, honestly. Enraptured by the infinite potential of language. And we make damn sure everyone else knows […]
Lately I’ve noticed a hotly debated writing rule making its rounds on the interwebs. (So naturally I figured, hey, I’ve got opinions. And a blog. And a Sunday morning). So here’s the question: should you “write what you know,” or not? As with everything on the internet and in life, some people abide emphatically to […]
Why did Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom suck so bad in comparison with Jurassic Park? So glad you asked because I have OPINIONS on that (spoilers afoot, be warned!)
Applying for a position at LitCharts? Love reading about other writers’ failures? Rejoice in schadenfreude? This is the right post for you.
We all had to learn about symbolism in highschool, right? As I recall, a bunch of (probably not) well-meaning teachers tried to instill in me an appreciation for such classics as The Scarlet Letter, where we all agreed, wholeheartedly and humorlessly, that the fucking letter on the woman’s chest was a symbol of stuff. Whoop. […]
**This is not a useful post. This is just me whining on the internet. With that said… I’m having kind of a rough few months with the rewriting process for my series. It’s the first time I’ve ever undertaken such a huge editing project.Mostly, it’s lovely and I’m happy and I love my series. But […]
Are short stories too short to effectively convey fantasy worlds? Is the mega-novel crushing the fantasy genre? Does anyone actually care? These and other questions, halfheartedly answered by yours truly.