Age is a funny thing. It is something that many people don’t think about until they begin to feel it, either physically or metaphysically. Getting ready for bed a few nights ago, I said to my husband, “I’m writing a blog.” He says, “Oh yeah?” I say “Yeah, and it’ll be posted to the magazine’s … Continue reading Age, As a Delimiter
As a book blogger, I’ve discovered that some of the most popular bookish posts are lists. People love lists, especially lists of books. I think it’s obvious that readers like getting reading recommendations and adding new books onto their already endless list of books they wish to read eventually. What’s even more fun for readers, … Continue reading A List of Some Exciting 2017 YA Books!
If you spend most of your time reading newly published books and enjoy sharing your opinion and excitedly discussing those books, then you’re the perfect candidate to be a professional reader. If you don’t know what a professional reader is, it is someone who reads, reviews, and recommends books to other people, whether for libraries, … Continue reading How to Become a Professional Reader
When some people think of getting their writing critiqued, the image of a group of like-minded people sitting in a circle and reading their work of fiction aloud tends to come to mind. In this day and age, where everything we do is based around social media and the internet, the idea of in person … Continue reading The Beauty of the Online Critique
It seems like a question with an easy enough answer, right? A writer is someone who writes. But for anyone who has actually ever seriously tried to make writing a large scale endeavor, they know that this question is triggered by even more intricate questions: When do I legitimize my writing? Is it when someone … Continue reading Am I a Writer?
Expectations are often so different than our realities. For example, I was convinced that between two jobs this summer I’d have time to road trip with my friends, maybe Canada, maybe New Orleans, maybe with no set destination. Of course, reality did as it tends to do, and set in fairly soon after my summer … Continue reading On the Road Again: Books for the Wanderlust
As many of us know, June is National Pride Month, where individuals from the LGBTQIA+ community hold festivals, parades, and other events to celebrate their identities. With recent changes in legislation that allow marriage equality, there is now more for the community to celebrate. However, like-wise, there are also laws being enforced and tragedies occurring … Continue reading More Than Pride: LGBT Literature and Representation
Most people are familiar with the saying, “patience is a virtue.” In an effort to be better than our egos, we try to extend our patience and wait for the benefits to fall into our laps. Unfortunately, we’re often discouraged by anything that doesn’t pay off immediately. After multiple rejection letters from contests and literary … Continue reading Patience is Key: Why Writing Sometimes Means Waiting
The first thing to consider when making a webcomic is how you will create the art. There are two main ways to make art: traditionally or digitally. A lot of artists blend the styles in some way, but for this post I will focus on talking about art software and tools that can help with … Continue reading Beginners Guide to Webcomics
I fell in love with flash fiction a year ago, and often use it when I’m stuck on a longer piece but don’t want to stop writing altogether. If I’m working on a larger piece of writing and get stuck, I like to write a flash fiction piece. When I do, I take a current … Continue reading One thousand or less: how to write flash fiction