It turns out that even when you’re staying at home, you can explore space. Sort of. If you deal with depression and/or anxiety, you know that it’s kind of like a black hole. It has its own gravity. Sometimes you maintain a balance with it, circling without getting too close. And sometimes, its gravity pulls … Continue reading Coronavirus Anxiety: Traveling Through a Black Hole
Back in 2012, I wrote GATEKEEPER. I’d dreamed about the book in some shape for years before I wrote it, and it was the work of a little over a year to vomit out ~127,000 words. I was so proud—of the book, for existing, and of myself, for pushing past all my fear and actually … Continue reading Murdering Mary Sue
Spoilers, obviously. I just watched THE VVITCH for the first time. I heard that a lot of people loved it. One of my friends called it the best horror movie ever. I have to disagree. THE VVITCH had a few good moments, but overall it was a let-down from the beginning. A big part of … Continue reading Thoughts on THE VVITCH
I do most of my actual writing on my computer or tablet, but almost all of my brainstorming happens on paper, so pens are SUPER important. Want to get a look at my current favorites? Mosey on over to the YouTube video. 😉
Autumn is here. Rain has been falling all day, making whispers when it hits the leaves or the ground or the wood of the deck. We ran the air conditioning all summer, and this is what we were trying to reproduce--a raw, wild chill that makes your fingers beg for a hot mug to curl … Continue reading Writing Process Blues
I saw a post about “why do all INTJ superiority posts have all the same stuff in them”? And it got me thinking. I consistently test as an INTJ, both in terms of the simpler tests and after going in detail through the function stacks. So I wanted to share some things that are true about … Continue reading Is It INTJ?
I recently made friends with a young writer on tumblr. In talking to her, I realized that there are a few things I do as a writer that she isn’t taking advantage of—and I’d guess a lot of starting writers are in the same boat. So here, without further ado and in no particular order, … Continue reading 10 Steps to Becoming a Better Writer