Perfect Day for a Book

Alarm rings at 7AM - maybe 8. I like to get an early start to the day, but not too early. The sky outside is gray, the air is crisp, the leaves have begun to turn. There is nothing on the agenda for the day - at least, nothing terribly pressing. Maybe some laundry, or … Continue reading Perfect Day for a Book

Writing Techniques: Feedback

There is one aspect of writing that I have always feared the most, and that is receiving feedback on my work. It's a dangerous beast, one that can either make your spirit soar, or tear your heart out. Any time I send any piece of writing out for a fresh opinion, the butterfly factory never … Continue reading Writing Techniques: Feedback

Favorite Words Vol. 1

*Definitions gleaned from the Merriam-Webster online dictionary* Lament Definition(s): To mourn aloud; wail. To regret strongly. To express sorrow, mourning, or regret. Lament is one of those words that carries a greater weight and paints a clearer picture than most of its synonyms. "Cry" sounds so weak and pathetic compared to "lament," and "lament" is … Continue reading Favorite Words Vol. 1

Writing Rewind #9: Wings of Fate Chapter 6

On the previous installment of Writing Rewind, Heiwa got into trouble with his superiors for spacing off during training aboard the UNMEI. Will he be able to get it together in this upcoming chapter? Nope! But will something dramatic and life-changing happen? Yes! Let's dive into Wings of Fate Chapter 6: The Girl. KEY/GUIDE: Strikethrough = … Continue reading Writing Rewind #9: Wings of Fate Chapter 6

Writing Techniques: Multitasking

I'm going to admit this straight up; I cannot multitask. It is a persistent challenge for me. I also don't know how people can multitask. I'm not talking about multitasking in everyday life. Like, I can juggle laundry and chores with life stuff and all that.... on a good day, anyway. But I cannot do … Continue reading Writing Techniques: Multitasking