Tag Archives: Writing

Here there be rantings.

I was rereading a series recently, and by the time I got to book 4, I’d noticed something that had escaped me the first time around. Every character was described in terms of their weight, usually before anything else¬†about them was even mentioned. Overweight men were “beefy.” Or “solid.” Women, on the other hand, were nearly always “fat.” Men who

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Typos hppen.

“Publication ready.” Sometimes it’s those specific words, and sometimes it’s words to that effect. Going to send a manuscript to an agent, or submit a short story to a competition, or show it to anyone at all? “Make sure it’s publication ready.” When people say that, most of them mean that your work should be free of typos and misspellings,

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Spoiler: I don’t control the world.

If you Google something like, “Things you should never say to a writer,” you’ll find quite a few articles. I spent some time doing that yesterday, because I’d hit my limit.¬†There are some nice people out there, but even nice people can say some well-meaning-yet-incredibly-soul-crushing things. They just don’t realize how things look/sound/feel, etc. from the other side. I didn’t

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Unzip your head.

I was scrolling through Twitter the other day (I really should stop doing that… like, at all) and stumbled across someone who’d retweeted someone who’d retweeted someone who’d asked this question (paraphrasing): “What work of art made you want to tell stories?” My first thought was, “All of them.” Then I hesitated, and I realized that I’d cruised right by

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New story video

I was sick, I’d lost my voice, and I had a stream scheduled. So I fired up Word, and Twitch, and proceeded to start typing. I only meant to let people know that I was too sick to stream, but I ended up going on this weird, thirty-minute ramble through weirdness. It was weird. But it gave me an idea.

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