Can I just say, or plead, if you are a self-published author please don’t use these PR firms to accumulate reviews for your book! (You’re wasting your money, you know?)Read More If I Don’t Know You…Don’t Ask Me to read your Crap Book: Part 2
…are Creative Writing courses preparing writers to navigate publishing on a professional level? Are the students leaving university with a Creative Writing degree and understand the ins and outs of their industry?Read More Ask Yourself one Question: Is This Worth the Student-debt?
These aren’t stories…these are happenings–a series of disconnected happenings befalling upon an innocent, often times undeveloped, character’s head, without their consent, unjustly, just…because.Read More Either you get it, or you don’t.
Should indie writers be really getting their hackles up? Does this bode for less options for them? Should they be shouting “publishing elitists” with this move?Read More An unsolicited response…
I had recently posted a blog over on our dojo’s website, entitled Creatures of Dedication. This blog basically looked at what I saw was present in students that you’d call dedicated to training, verses those that fall out of training. The major difference I see in the world of martial arts between the two groups […]Read More Mining Craft
The art of writing, in the end, is the art of communication. It is a sort of magic where I take ideas in my head and try to put it into other people’s heads. Sometimes we succeed at spinning these spells better than other times, but in the end that is what it is. Your released written word will be interpreted by others in countless ways–most of which won’t meet the original dream in your head.Read More Creative Control (freak!)
We’ve all heard it be said before, “I’m just afraid I’ll make the wrong choice!” or “What if I’m doing it all wrong!?”. If you work in the creative field, like myself, chances are you’ve even caught yourself saying/thinking this. You know what I’m talking about! Like that moment when you decide a certain character […]Read More Getting Beat Up!–How Past Abuse Can Shape the Future of Your Writing Career