Recently I was convinced by my public speaking professor to participate in CCP's annual Magner Nichols speech competition. It's a two division competition where competitors will compete with either a 2 minute memorized monologue or a 5-7 minute extemporaneous speech. I had a 6 minute speech on Sleep Apnea awareness which I had presented to … Continue reading Surprise! Magner Nichols Competition.
I'm almost finished my second semester of my second attempt of college, and it can't be understated how happy I am about learning the craft of writing. I'm nearly complete the Introduction to Creative Writing (a prerequisite for everything wonderful) and have learned something very valuable about writing poetry. When writing non-fiction, even creative non-fiction, there are … Continue reading Poetry is Play
I just finished a Tough Mudder. What's a Tough Mudder you ask? Well, it's this. I know, I know…pretty awesome. It was very tough (duh) but I made it through. My legs are cut up from crawling on the ground, my calves are still sore, and I realized that I didn't have as much upper … Continue reading The Last First Time.
Haven't been posting much as of late but it's all for a good reason. I have been in grind mode recently, working not only on my writing but also working toward a tough mudder in October. I've also been reading a lot and I'm about to start school in September. Quite a bit, I know.It got … Continue reading Grinding, and I’m Not Talking on the Dance Floor
Sometimes I get frustrated with how long everything in the writing world takes. Between illustrators, editors, promotional tools, website design, and actually writing the damn story sometimes this whole process can feel very frustrating.If you ever feel this way than I encourage you to do what I do: start over at step one.That doesn't sound overly … Continue reading Step One: Start Over
As I keep moving along in this self-publishing world I keep learning new lessons on what I should be doing and what I could be doing better. As a blogger, I wouldn't be doing my job if I didn't pass those lessons on to you. The latest lesson I learned is about frequency in publication and … Continue reading Frequency in Publication
The online community for writers is a wonderful thing. Honestly, there is no doubt in my mind that I wouldn't have been able to publish without the help of people I've never physically met. The latest lesson I learned was the art of blurb writing. I took my blurb for THE REVERIE (a blurb I really … Continue reading Blurbs need edits too.
Throughout my writing "career" (I have to put career in quotes because I feel that career is a term used to describe something a person does to pay the bills and so far my writing isn't there yet) I have learned many rules along the way. The biggest rule I have discovered is to avoid … Continue reading Frozen like a statue…