We interrupt our regularly scheduled mayhem to announce that our lovely Bitchstress Dreamkiller, Skyla Dawn Cameron, is 30 today!
Skyla is the co-founder here at the Evil League of Evil Writers and is made of WIN and AWESOME. She does so much for so many people and deserves ALL THE PRESENTS and chocolate and cupcakes. She wins in the Crazy Cat Lady department with SIX cats and a dog, and sometimes puppy-sits for her mother. All this while writing kick-ass books and being a hippy.
She also likes vodka!
Basically Skyla is amazing and so very, very evil. She watches movies about zombie sheep being blown up by their own farts. Seriously. WIN, people. She's MADE OF WIN.
Show her some love here and wish her a happy birthday!
Pretty much anyone who knows me knows I curse like a sailor. I don't necessarily do it all the time, and I try to control the worst of it when I'm around kids (or certain old people I respect who really don't like it). But yeah, I enjoy a well-turned foul-phrase. This doesn't make me a badass. It doesn't make me anything really, other than a woman who likes to curse.
Actually, scratch that. It's not so much that I like to curse, just that I do. As a general rule, I don't think about swearing, I just do.
Point of fact? A lot of my friends curse a metric fuck-ton too.
So why is it that there is some strange "rule" that characters in fiction shouldn't curse?Read more
No matter what life topic it is, there are a thousand different views on how things should be done. Some people swear by a low carb diet, while others say good luck with all that, enjoy your constipation. But there are few topics with more conflicting 'rules' than writing. Over the years you learn to sift through and figure out that the only thing that works is what works for you.Read more
We’ve all read a book at one time or another that was so heavy handed in its narrative that it feels like a chore to finish one single sentence. Some call such text flowery and over dramatic, and accuse the author of employing too many metaphors and descriptive words. There is a name for such this writing trope: Purple ProseRead more
I talked the other week about wanting it bad enough to write and how there are only so many hours in a day for everything you need to do versus everything you want to do. Today I want to talk about time management.
If you're like me, taking time for yourself isn't high on your priority list. You've got stuff to do, and that doesn't leave a whole lot of time for taking care of yourself, mentally, physically or emotionally.Read more
I'm trying really hard to find a way to link this back to writing, but it might not happen, so just bear with me and deal. :P
I should start by explaining that cancer runs really strongly in my family. Both my grandmothers died of cancer, a cousin died of pancreatic cancer a couple years ago, and several people in the family have had breast cancer, including one of my sisters. My mom's mom lived with us when I was young and she had to go to the hospital in Detroit for treatment. A lot of my memories of my younger-than-five years (though vague) are of sitting in hospitals and playing war with grandma because she was too sick to do anything more than that.
Cancer became this big shadow that hovered over life, and from a young age I KNEW I would die of cancer. When I hit puberty and the girls proved to be... larger than normal, I figured for sure it would be breast cancer. (I was about ten.) A few years later I started to understand more about cancer and genetics and the breast cancer theory stuck in my head. It became part of me.
Now, you need to understand, this was never a FEAR. It was justRead more
Like many authors writing paranormal fiction, my interests started way back in the horror genre. As a kid I was drawn to all those colorful covers with fangs and demons and glowing eyes; would sneak into the Drive-in to watch the slasher films, it was all appealing to me. But over the years my tastes have changed in some ways.Read more