Three weeks and a day since I graduated with my degree in Creative Writing. Three weeks and a day. I wish I could say I have something to show for it, like a publication acceptance letter or something, but nothing much else has happened since the big day. I've read a few books, mastered the… Continue reading Graduate Doldrums
Happy NaNo’s Eve!
One more day until NaNoWriMo, folks! Other than purchasing your newest version of Scrivener, what else are you doing to prepare for the marathon that will ensue? Are you gutting your work space to make room for new writing supplies? Have you put together the playlist for the long hours you will end up sitting… Continue reading Happy NaNo’s Eve!
I'd like to dedicate this post to my characters Adam Johnson and Mike Michaelson, two important people in my life that I have neglected for the past three months. I feel like a horrible person. Getting back into my writing groove following my Study Abroad in France and the commencement of Fall Semester has been… Continue reading Character Withdrawls
Camp NaNoWriMo: Week 2
The second week of NaNoWriMo is upon us! Now that the first week push is totally over (and motivation is waning, might I add), it's time to bring it back home and address all the things that currently might be standing in our way. I, for one, have started out pretty droopy. Even though I… Continue reading Camp NaNoWriMo: Week 2
Camp NaNoWriMo: A Kick in the Pants
Camp NaNoWriMo is upon us! And I am stoked! For all you Wrimo's out there who have not heard of Camp NaNo, I'd suggest you get out there and check it out! Basically, what we got going here is another chance at NaNo in a month maybe a little less hectic than our traditional November.… Continue reading Camp NaNoWriMo: A Kick in the Pants
Disconnect Excerpt 2
Just to give a little context to this excerpt, Adam and Mike are attending an end-of-finals party in Virtual Reality (or Virtual Conferencing, as I refer to it) for an exclusive club called the Elitists. This picks up right after they arrive at HotSpot, a popular social networking "site" on the Mainframe. --ACE Mike plopped… Continue reading Disconnect Excerpt 2
Revision: Its Bark is Worse Than Its Bite
Revision is a scary word, a scary idea, hard to start and overwhelming. Over the course of the past two weeks, revision is all I have been doing and I am here to tell you that "revising is a process more dreaded than dreadful" (Burroway 341). I have always been afraid of the "R" word. No… Continue reading Revision: Its Bark is Worse Than Its Bite
Disconnect Excerpt 1
Name: Adam Johnson Age: 17 Height: 5’ 8” Current location: UNKNOWN Last Status Update: 3 Months ago Rex tapped his teeth with a holo pen. This whole thing was a mess. Several power stations shut down, throwing half the population into panic. Entire communities locked down to prevent panic from spreading— A small beep… Continue reading Disconnect Excerpt 1
Adam Johnson lives in a world where everything is perfect. Technology is advancing at a swift, steady pace, he lives in the lap of luxury, and he is about to graduate at the top of his class with the highest statistic score ever seen. Everything he could possibly want is at his fingertips. But when… Continue reading Disconnect
Research Can Be Fun!
For most people, the word "research" is a swear word. Those who have written research papers (or any kind of academic paper for that matter) know how painful research can be. But I am here to tell you that as my title states, research can be fun! One of the things I have been really… Continue reading Research Can Be Fun!