I have come to find that there is a discrepancy between who we want to be and who we actually are. I like to walk around the house while singing whatever pops into my head. Sometimes it’s even just the national anthem. I can’t really sing, but I enjoy it and it’s fun. Does that put me on par with Whitney Houston though? Should I call myself a singer? You would probably answer no. As most people would concur, my lousy &...

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She finally has a chance to fulfill her destiny. But can she do it?     Karai slouched against the stone wall, her cloak hood pulled up, shadowing her face from the crowd. She was alive for now, at least. This was a small village, filled only with peasants and merchants and farmers. If she were going to die the bloody death she was anticipating, there would be horrible shock and panic. They would not care about her, of course. Only t...

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Authors usually fall into one of two different groups: Plotters or Pantsers. Plotters Plotters, as the name suggests, are little more than conniving, scheming marsupials (you know, in the best way possible). Their notebooks or tablets are filled to the brim with charts, notes, outlines, and anything else that fills in every crevice of their novel. They usually know everything that happens before they actually write it, and they are double, tri...

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Confession: I’m Not a Real Writer
General Writing Tips / June 19, 2017

  I have come to find that there is a discrepancy between who we want to be and who we actually are. I like to walk around the house while singing whatever pops into my head. Sometimes it’s even just the national anthem. I can’t really sing, but I enjoy it and it’s fun. Does that put me on par with Whitney Houston though? Should I call myself a singer? You would probably answer no. As most people would concur, ...

A Destiny So Divine (short story)
My Fiction / June 12, 2017

She finally has a chance to fulfill her destiny. But can she do it?     Karai slouched against the stone wall, her cloak hood pulled up, shadowing her face from the crowd. She was alive for now, at least. This was a small village, filled only with peasants and merchants and farmers. If she were going to die the bloody death she was anticipating, there would be horrible shock and panic. They would not care about her, of cour...

How To Outline Your Novel (For Pantsers)
General Writing Tips / June 5, 2017

Authors usually fall into one of two different groups: Plotters or Pantsers. Plotters Plotters, as the name suggests, are little more than conniving, scheming marsupials (you know, in the best way possible). Their notebooks or tablets are filled to the brim with charts, notes, outlines, and anything else that fills in every crevice of their novel. They usually know everything that happens before they actually write it, and they are d...