My childhood taught me to lie.
My mother was a strict, radically right-wing conservative Christian. Every aspect of my life was censored. She would go through any book I read first with a sharpie. Once edited, I was able to read it. That even went for our collection of encyclopedias. If there was a naked statue, he got a sharpie toga. If there was an article she disagreed with, it got blacked out. Continue reading I Found Myself In Fiction: How I Learned to Write
I’m the kind of person who gets stuck in a rut. I get a routine going, and then I just do the same thing every single day. Unfortunately, those routines are rarely productive.
I get up in the morning, I make my breakfast, I get ready for work. My full time job takes up most of the day, with an hour in there for the commute. I get home, make dinner, and the last few hours of the day slip away. Then, time for bed, just so I can do it all again tomorrow. Continue reading Living a More Productive Life
If you’re anything like me, at some point in your writing you’ve had a character who was flat, lifeless, and honestly more annoying than they were relatable. Maybe you did like me and scrapped them or put them on the back burner until you figured out some way to fix them. Continue reading Book Review – Rose B. Fischer’s Write Away: Quick Guide to Character Flaws
I haven’t been writing.
For me, this is huge. I hate that I’m not writing. I hate that it’s so easy to do other things instead. I feel like an important part of me is missing.
I have a full time job.I have friends, a boyfriend, responsibilities and relationships to maintain. I need to eat and I need to sleep. I need time to unwind and de-stress after a long day at work, which often means an hour or two of Netflix or destroying things in a video game. Continue reading I’m a Writer