As many of you know, I will be participating in my first ever A to Z Blogging Challenge! Unfortunately, I missed the theme reveal date so why not reveal my tentative plan the day before! Better late then never right? I recently revamped my blog to be about my life as a writer rather than posting my work, apparently literary magazines don’t like accepting work that appears on personal blogs and I want those literary magazines to publish me so something had to give! Anyway, my theme will focus on my experiences as a writer whether it’s through story telling, naming some of my favorite writing tips and tools or how I handle sticky writing situations! Below is the tentative list of topics that is subject to change if I feel so inspired. Continue reading “#AtoZChallenge Theme Reveal”
I’ve often heard the the life of a writer is a solitary experience. That, as a writer, I am signing up for a lonely journey of self reflection, destined to be locked in a room surrounded by books of successful authors that have either died or I will never have to opportunity to meet. This solitary existence is one of the many reasons to become a writer, if you desire to be alone, locked in a room with a pencil, pen, paper and surrounded by books you enjoy, the ones that were a gift from a friend or family member that you begrudgingly accepted or a book that has been in the family for generations that you can no longer open. Continue reading “The Writer in Solitary Confinement”
Recently, I’ve been receiving a lot of requests to write blurbs for other people (for free). These blurbs include stories that cover someone’s family history for their family reunion, dedication pieces, poetry (I’m a fiction major), collaborate on a science fiction piece (I’m a HISTORICAL fiction major) and many other things that make me want to scream:
I DON’T SH*T STORIES, SO DON’T ASK ME TO!
Many, and I can’t be the only one that experiences these kind of encounters, believe that I sit at my desk and just sh*t out a story, like my butt is magical and everything I digest becomes something the masses want to read. That’s not how writing works! I sit at my desk for hours everyday and maybe ONE good sentence comes out. Some days I write an entire short story but even then the whole thing doesn’t come out and is immediately ready to be published. Continue reading “I Don’t Sh*t Stories, So Don’t Ask Me To”