Writing

When is a Writer a Professional instead of a Hobbyist?

Crumpled paper and a pen

As the frequently profoundly profane Chuck Wendig says: A Writer Writes. One of the biggest mistaken assumptions that I hear from non-writers (and sometimes hobbyist writers) is that a writer — or any creative professional for that matter — waits for inspiration to strike before writing. A writer writes. Period. If you want to be …

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Crafts, Life, Writing

2018 Projects

An office chair rolling down hill

New year, New Projects. Or ongoing projects? Maybe actually finishing things? Here’s what I’m working on: Writing: Comics and Podcasts Oh My: I am turning two novels of mine into scripts. This Ain’t No Fairy Story will probably come out first, if I can find an artist (or get comfortable with doing the art myself) as a …

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Reading

A Defense of Libraries

Library Shelves reflecting on floor

Nobody goes to libraries anymore. Close the public ones and put the books in schools. https://t.co/Cimy1V81n5 — Andre Walker (@andrejpwalker) October 22, 2017 So this happened yesterday on Twitter. The original poster has since “surrendered” and admitted he was wrong, but he’s likely not the only person operating under the assumption that libraries are unused …

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Reading

Beautiful Ridiculousness in the Parasol Protectorate

The Parasol Protectorate Boxed Set

Things are still crazy in my life, though I did finally get one weekend with no catastrophes happening and am feeling better because of it. But when things are nuts, you need something light and fluffy to read. My go-to author for fluffy fun, for a while now, has been Gail Carriger and her Parasol …

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Television and Movies

Star Trek belongs on TV, but Not This Way.

Star Trek Discovery Title Logo

Without spoilers, I can say that the first episode of Star Trek: Discovery is a great start to the show. Diverse cast, an enemy that is just a touch too real and current considering the current political climate, and undeniably and absolutely everything that I have come to expect from the Star Trek I have been …

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