Christmas is just around the corner. If you still need to shop for the writers in your life, I have some gift suggestions for you. These suggestions, of course, also work for birthdays and other special occasions! No. 1: Trashy Thoughts Journal The trashy thoughts journal is homemade by a local to me couple, YetiAndBooCreations. IContinue reading “5 Gift Ideas For Writers”
Today I’m sharing a short story written by fellow writer Jon Brierley that sprung from a writing prompt I posted last week — writing prompt #9. Jon, who lives in the North of England, is voracious reader who mainly writes comic fantasy and parodies. He describes himself as mostly unpublished and very much unpaid, leadingContinue reading “Short Story: Mule”
Often times as we write our stories, we seldom consider what the cost of seeing them to print can be. Currently, one of the books I’m reading (will post a full review very soon) states in its “Publish Thy Self” section that in an ultimate worse-case scenario an self-published author can end up with $20,000Continue reading “You’ve Got to Spend Money to Make Money: How Much Does it Cost to Self-Publish?”
Some really great nuggets of advice here; in particular, I’m trying to realize tip 18 at the moment.
Hey everybody, polling has begun for this week’s prompted challenge on TipsyLit. Vote for me or any of the other writers, just take time to read the entries and support a fellow writer!
This is a very good writing prompt. Often times when I write, I find myself wondering how some of the characters, themes, or topics will be received, particularly by some of my family members. But with a prompt like this, you just go for it; you tackle those topics that will have some complaints becauseContinue reading “Prompted: Should be Banned”
Across the U.S., libraries have been gearing up for Banned Books Week, which was started by the American Library Association. The week promotes intellectual freedom and the right for individuals to express thoughts that might be unorthodox or unpopular — and for readers to be able to read those thoughts. This year’s Banned Book WeekContinue reading “Feeling naughty? Read a banned book”
Wow, it is hard to believe after this post, I only have 10 more days to go until February concludes and then I can enjoy a brief period of crashing and focus more on my writing/read-through. When I started my own blog-no-wrimo, I severely underestimated how time consuming it would be, especially since with eachContinue reading “Ten Days To Go!”
I had never really wanted to get into journalism — no, I had grandiose dreams of entering the publishing industry, where I would work my way up. However, once graduation came, reality hit. The industry was changing and there was a recession, which was changing everything. Jobs were scare and openings required experience — somethingContinue reading “What I didn’t expect when I applied to the local paper”
We all have them — and if you claim not to, you are lying — namely, writing sins. They are things you do that you know you shouldn’t do. Some writers might might actually have more than seven writing sins, but lets face it, seven is much more manageable — plus, there is the wholeContinue reading “My personal seven deadly writing sins”