First-Person Narration: Hardships and Possible Triumphs

My Struggles with Writing in First-Person I explained a bit on my website about this experience with my current WIP. The largest reason is my lack of experience writing in first-person (third was always a personal favorite, especially when it’s limited), but also the laziness that crept in. If you’re a … Continue Reading →


Writing Playlist: Songs of Strength

I recently attended a memorial service for someone gone far too soon. The loss of one so beloved, plus my friends, bereaved but staying strong, have inspired me to focus more closely on what matters in my life. I never took myself to be the sort of person who takes … Continue Reading →


Using Archetypes in Your Story

What is an archetype? Carl Jung, in all of his psychoanalytic wisdom, theorized that we all have, within us, shared experiences within what he termed the collective unconscious–that we all have, deep down, similar feelings and reactions and desires. This comes through with archetypes–identifiable characters, themes, motifs, symbols, etc–that manifest through storytelling. Every culture … Continue Reading →


Rant: The Trend of Slut-Shaming

Fair Warning: This is a rant and an opinion piece. (I also want to harken back to Clara’s post about the controversial Spider-Woman cover. Our two controversial subjects run along the same lines of the female image and the reactions therein.) In the News This article from Time is one … Continue Reading →


Writing Advice: How Do You Separate the Good from the Bad?

Seeking Words of Wisdom I enjoy learning about various writing techniques and tips from other writers, especially those who have tried various methods and figured out what works best for them. Sometimes the advice I read comes through loud and clear (and it’s usually the common sense advice, like outlining … Continue Reading →