Category Archives: Writing

Discussing my own writing projects, whether they be journalism, essays, or nonfiction.

Editor’s Note: This gothic short story was originally written for a Deviantart writing challenge when I was in high school. I can’t remember the exact guidelines for the challenge (and I deleted my original DA account out of shame), but I … Continue reading

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There is a never-ending war raging between writers and editors — writers say editors are constantly crushing their immaculate vision into generic slime and editors say writers are terrible at the most basic concepts of grammar. When we compare the … Continue reading

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Ah yes, editors…the people no one notices unless we screw up. We’re like ninjas that way. No wonder we’re always the first ones to get the axe when a company tanks so damn cheerful all the time. No, but really, … Continue reading

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First of all, congratulations! You’ve taken the first step toward publishing: deciding on an idea, however vague. This is by far the easiest part. The next part involves asking yourself a series of questions about the project in question and … Continue reading

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If you’ve been on social media at all in the past month, then you’re probably well aware of the #WeNeedDiverseBooks campaign. I have to admit that it was extremely surprising (and humbling!) to see how many readers, writers, and publishing … Continue reading

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10 Steps to Creating a Male Hero that Every Girl Swoons Over 1. Give him a tragic past of epic proportions. Someone close to him must be dead (usually mother), and most likely he was verbally and physically abused. Even … Continue reading

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What do you do when you’re jealous of your own characters? To me, it’s the equivalent of the flashing red light and that horrific blaring noise used in fire alarms – in other words, you are in a very dangerous … Continue reading

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