Category Archives: Writing

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Book Marketing and Artificial Popularity

I try not to do this and I know I do it more than I should, but I’m gonna talk about books I haven’t read. That’s right, it’s Shade time. Have you ever picked up a book that was super popular and tried to read it and found out that it was just awful? I’m […]

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Self Care After Critique Sessions

If you’re at all serious about writing, you’re going to need a critique session at some point. Those sessions are what helps you pick out what’s wrong with your project before you start burning through your list of agents and publishers. But it can hurt. In fact, they might be holding back if it doesn’t. […]

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Trashy Romance and Ballet

In the last few weeks, I have lost myself in a library of trashy Avengers fanfiction (I know, I need Jesus). I’m not talking digging through every piece of Science Bros fiction on AO3. I don’t have a ship, I have an armada. I’ll ship Loki with Tony, Bruce/Hulk, Steve, Darcy, and any and all […]

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Typographic Art in Storytelling

Concrete Poetry – A form of poetry where the typographical layout and placement is important to the meaning. While the term may be coined in the 1950s, Concrete Poetry goes back as far as Greek Alexandria. In 2001, I read House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski, which uses elements of Concrete Poetry to add […]

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What is Art

When you breathe, you take in oxygen put out by plants. It is a collaborative effort by all the plants to provide oxygen to the animals. As a single person, you take in some part of the collaborative effort of those plants and you change it inside you and breathe out carbon dioxide, which joins […]

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To Blog Post or Not To Blog Post?

I believe that writers have a responsibility to share their truth and life experiences with their readers. Herman Melville wrote long sections of whaling history into Moby Dick and James Joyce made inside jokes in dead languages. Nowadays, we tend to write blogs, which leaves our works open for only the truly relevant information. But […]

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Making References

As a fangirl and an avid user of the internet, I’ve come to understand something very important: Our language has evolved to include memes. The internet speaks in a language of text and pictures where it can be assumed that a large portion of your audience understands what you’re talking about. Visual Media like Comics […]

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Why YA is So Important

Last week, Jonathan Franzen’s latest interview hit the internet like a shit tornado. He dropped shade on basically anyone who didn’t write high end literary fiction, specifically YA fiction, as well as the lower class who apparently can’t afford the “luxury” of moral complexity. This is pretty typical elitist bullshit that we hear a lot, […]

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A Career in Two Parts

Lately, I’ve stopped thinking of my writing career and my web development career as two different careers. I’m starting to think of them as a single career with two different parts that are often intertwined. Every website I build has little bits of information built in for me to use. I know more about eye […]

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Master of None

My parents can attest that I’ve had the drive to write since I was very small. But that wasn’t the only drive I had, even back then. My first book was about bunnies and was written and drawn on construction paper then stapled together and hidden away in my mom’s underwear drawer for 20+ years. […]

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