In Defense of the Adverb

Admittedly this piece may come off as glibly written, and I suppose I’m intentionally doing so. But I’m really starting to look closely at the idea that adverbs are inherently bad, or automatically make writing worse. Certainly there is a reason for the existence of the adverb, and obviously they can be overused. (I mean…

“Beyond the Veil” is Now Available! :D

YES! I have put an emoticon in a title and I don’t care, because I’m that excited. 😀 The second short story in The Rogue Portal Prequels is, at long last, finished, edited, and PUBLISHED! It’s currently available for $0.99. If you haven’t read the first short story in the series, you should probably start…

Poem: The Tree and the Storm

A man observed a large oak tree Majestic, strong, and tall. So old was the forest giant He rose above them all. This man observed a storm roll in And toss the tree about. The wind whipped branches to and fro, The rain near drowned it out. Upon the breaking of the storm He glanced…

Stop Treating Other Writers as Your Competition

There’s a trend that I’ve noticed, and I feel it needs attention. In cyberspace as in social space, it seems that writers like to consider other writers their competition. While this might initially make some amount of sense on the surface when it comes to writers within one’s own genre, it makes little to no…

How to Get Paid for the Research Portion of Your Writing Project

Hey guys! So today I want to ask you a question about the research portion of your writing. This applies to anyone, whether you’re writing non-fiction as a freelancer or you’re writing fiction – or both! I write in both areas of the writing world, so I understand the challenges that come with both. Whether…

Security is Bull(ahem) – Advice for the College Aged Writer

Hey everyone! I know, you haven’t heard from me in awhile. Sorry about that! With a respiratory illness and some craziness going on it was a bit difficult to get online. But! I now have a phone that is amazing and works so I can not only do things on my computer now, but it’s…