Totally Unique Character Flaws

We’ve all been there.  We’ve all suffered through it. We’ve all lost precious hours to stories/books/movies with cardboard characters. The clumsy, yet otherwise perfect woman. The brute who just doesn’t deserve love (for no reason other than he “just doesn’t”). The characters whose flaws are limited to: uncontrollable blushing, or… forgetting their keys, or… carrying … Continue reading Totally Unique Character Flaws

Don’t Look Out the Window: The Discharged Superhero

I'm sure some of us feel like discharged superheroes from time to time... especially on a Monday morning. *This is a short story I wrote in response to the Reddit r/WritingPrompts: you were the world's only superhero in your teens and early 20s. You're approaching 30, you now have a day job and have to sit … Continue reading Don’t Look Out the Window: The Discharged Superhero

Introvert Batteries: Size Does Matter

My poor extroverted best friend… both her boyfriend and I, the two people closest to her, are undeniably introverted.  Lucky for her, I have a ridiculously huge battery capacity (and no, I am not an awkward, monotone, battery-operated cyborg, for any extroverts who happen to come across this post). You may have heard of the … Continue reading Introvert Batteries: Size Does Matter

Author Idol: Sarah Fine and her Fantastic Fantastical Fiction

Quick post today, but one well worth your time if you need a new author to read!  Enter, Sarah Fine.  Her website indicates she writes “Fantastical fiction for teens and adults”.  "Fantastical" is an excellent way to describe it.  It covers both the "fantasy/imagination" and "fantastic/excellent" definitions of the word.  However, I don’t want to simply … Continue reading Author Idol: Sarah Fine and her Fantastic Fantastical Fiction

Everyone Gets Imposter Syndrome (My Failed Attempts at Reassuring a Rockstar)

Whenever I get discouraged in my writing, that snide, little voice in the back of my head tends to turn to insults which contrast me with JK Rowling.  I’ll never be like her.  I don’t possess that inherent greatness.  On a good day I possess inherent “okayness”.  She obviously has magical powers (she went to … Continue reading Everyone Gets Imposter Syndrome (My Failed Attempts at Reassuring a Rockstar)