Life, Mental Health, Writing

Mid-Year Updateyness

I’m writing again. I had a bit of an epiphany on where I wanted to go with the Breathing Whisky universe and am roughly 15k words into the new novel. It’s going fairly well, with some hiccups, and friends are cheering me along. It’s hard, I’m coming out of one of the worst writing droughts of …

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Reading

Book Review: Dread Nation

Cover for Dread Nation by Justina Ireland

When I received the review copy of Dread Nation, by Justina Ireland, I was immediately excited. It pushed all the right buttons for me: alt-history fantasy with powerful women fighting zombies. It was written partially in response to , a book I had found humorous and lightly diverting but not, well, particularly inspired. This, though, promised …

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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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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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