I know this isn’t a post about writing.
However, I feel like I’m allowed to inspire and shake you around, if only for a bit. Music videos are one of my favorite formats, and watching them can be like reading tarot cards; Sometimes, they create stories in you where there are none. Other times, I just wanted an excuse to share music with you.
Continue reading Best Music Videos of 2014: Take a Break from Your Writing
I have no idea why people get so nasty about publishing. We live in a magical era where you have choices. There is no good and evil.
Continue reading Indie Publishing Versus Traditional Publishing: It’s Not a Moral Decision
If things get nasty up in here, I promise to behave myself and help others do the same. Continue reading My Internet Code of Conduct
Writing a novel is a terrible experience, during which the hair often falls out and the teeth decay. I’m always irritated by people who imply that writing fiction is an escape from reality. It is a plunge into reality and it’s very shocking to the system.
― Flannery O’Connor, Mystery and Manners: Occasional Prose
I did not know then that this is what life is – just when you master the geometry of one world, it slips away, and suddenly again, you’re swarmed by strange shapes and impossible angles.
― Ta-Nehisi Coates, The Beautiful Struggle: A Father, Two Sons, and an Unlikely Road to Manhood
There’s a difference between tropes and cliches, and too many restrictions can harm creativity. Continue reading Tropes and Cliches: Breaking the Rules of Writing