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
(This isn't a repeat exactly, but it is very similar to a post I wrote when I first joined the ELEW. Hope you don't mind too much.)
Every job has things about it that suck. Teachers might love teaching but hate grading papers or dealing with school politics. People who flip burgers don't have the hardest job in the world, but the pay sucks and then eternally smell like fry grease. So, I understand when people periodically bitch about aspects of their jobs. Everyone needs to vent sometimes. I get it.
What I still can't understand is people who eternally bitch about everything to do with their job as an author.Read more
I'm back, beatches. Did ya miss me? Health issues are now (knock on wood) hopefully resolved, so I'm getting back into the writing groove. I had a few ideas of what I wanted to blog about first, but they all seemed to lead to the same thing: sex.Read more
Once again, it’s time for NaNoWriMo. While some published authors seem to actively hate NaNo, I look forward to it all year. Daughter of Snow, The Sorceress’s Orc, and the upcoming Hunter’s Crown were all NaNo novels (or at least got their start during NaNo, since all of them are considerably longer than 50,000 words). So here are my top ten tips for surviving a month of writing madness.Read more