We've been sold this idea that writer's are these pale, hunched over, gremlins eating whatever food is within reach. We laugh at this, joke about how true it is, and keep destroying ourselves. But is bad posture and unhealthy diets really something to joke about? I have scoliosis, and was in physical therapy for several … Continue reading Staying Healthy As a Writer; A Gift to Yourself
In honor of the upcoming Halloween, I'm going to share something truly terrifying, something I've only ever shared with one other person; my first story. It is one of the most repulsive, horrific, embarrassing, cringe-worthy, awful, incoherent pieces of trash you may ever have the misfortune to read. If you wish to keep from scarring … Continue reading My First Story: Rip Torn
Today, I was supposed to talk about plotting. But I'm not going to, because I'm an expert at making detailed plans and then abandoning them. You know what else I was supposed to be doing? Rewriting Reign of Chaos. You know what I'm not doing? Rewriting Rei- Rewriting Reign of Chaos. Don't interrupt me. Well … Continue reading How to Throw Your Plans Out the Window Like a Boss
The next phase for The Blue Shoe Skidoo is upon us! I can practically hear what you're thinking. Is it going to be fun? Absolutely! Does it include writing? Of course! Are there free things we can get? You bet! Are you trying to totally hook all your readers with cheap suspense methods? How'd you … Continue reading Some Really Exciting Stuff is Happening!
I apologize in advance for the brevity of this post. My life has been absolutely crazy these past few weeks because of travel, college shopping (Yay!), and attempting to catch up on math (Shoot me. It would be less painful.) I have like two brain cells left with which to communicate at the moment. Sorry. … Continue reading The Truth About Goats
As promised, here’s my list of great books on writing. How To Write Science Fiction by Matthew J. Costello. This is the first writing book I ever read, and I loved it. I’ve read three times all together. It’s a really short book, but there’s at least one exercise in each chapter. It focuses almost … Continue reading Great Books On Writing
You may be under the impression that writing is a lonely, solitary career that only takes place inside a locked room. Not to be rude but, YOU’RE WRONG. If you are the only person involved in your writing career, there’s a very good chance that you’re going to fail. Just saying. You’re at least going … Continue reading A Writer’s Community