A Writer’s Ravings & Rantings
Writing in the modern day, education, occupation, and experiences from this side of the blank page.
The road to publishing is full of disappointment, but every now and then, you get to be on the opposite side of a rejection letter. Trust me, it feels good.
Writing is a solitary sport, and no writer will tell you differently. That doesn’t mean we step on others to achieve our goals or that there aren’t plenty of opportunities to go around the community.
If you read my first blog An Introduction in Five Titles, you may have noticed that four out of five of the books I mentioned fall under speculative fiction, or narrative fiction with supernatural or futuristic elements. 1984 could be counted among these, though personally I classify it as dystopian, not speculative… Though, I suppose, … Continue reading Why Are There Dragons in My Cafe?
Dr. Michael W. Cox, my undergraduate mentor, a brilliant author and professor, said something to the effect of: it’s great to write and publish books, but you still need to keep the lights on. A valuable lesson though it was, my hopeful, squishy 18-year-old writer’s heart was broken. What did he mean I couldn’t make … Continue reading Writing for a Living: The Cold Reality of an 8 to 5
In school, we announce our name, our favorite subject, and a “fun” fact. At work, it’s a gradual handing out of our favorite movies, family life, and inappropriate stories over coffee in the break room. In bars, it’s stolen glances, slurred whispers, secrets and lies. But on the internet, you can introduce yourself anyway you … Continue reading An Introduction in Five Titles
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