I'm an Arkansan Christian, writer, Redditor, webmaster, editor, and self-improvement enthusiast with interests in LARPing, homeschooling, and the study of cults. My articles focus on my two favorite topics: writing and the Internet.
I've written a few novels and short stories, which are in various stages of completion, from idea to draft to editing to publishing. I've been participating in NaNoWriMo for several years and am involved in a few online writing workshops.
One of my hobbies is reading about the craft of writing, including everything from tropes to technique. I find it helpful to distill what I've learned into articles and tools, such as my Genre Masher.
I love a review that manages to be insightful, funny, and constructive. My own most famous review is probably 'Let's Read Heir to the Empire, a Star Wars EU novel, by Timothy Zahn'.
This blog has been running for many years. If you browse through, you might find some hidden gems like The My Immortal drinking game.
When we last left our heroes, Leia was speaking to the Noghri matriarch about possibly ditching the Empire and joining up with the good guys. Well, technically they were talking about family, because what else do women talk about?
. . . and we’re back. NaNoWriMo ’12 was fraught with obstacles this year, including a cold, allergies, a sinus infection, an entire day in line for Black Thursday, and Thanksgiving with the family. If my critiques have changed slightly, it’s probably from the weird little habits you develop during NaNo, like making sure paragraphs don’t begin with the same word over and over.
I’m in a pretty good mood all of a sudden. The past few scenes have been entertaining and action-packed, without tedious, character-breaking dialog. What could go wrong?
This week is my first time writing a Let’s Read entry that isn’t just a few new paragraphs on a massive blog post. So far I’m enjoying the shorter format, and I’m sure it’s using less site bandwidth.
Heads up, this entry will take a while to complete, as I’m helping my husband publish his book, Thunder on Infinite Mountain. We also helped a buddy start up a new D&D 4e campaign (shudder) by playing NPC expies of Jacob Black from Twilight and Mara Jade from whatever this is. I had great fun being mysterious, easily offended, and good at everything, right up until we died horribly. Here’s hoping the same happens in this book. Yeah, I know it doesn’t, but I can dream, right?
Just a little more Leia and then we’re going to switch scenes to our ‘strong female character’!
Who wants to read more council meeting conversation? I know you do!
Let’s jump right into Part 2. I don’t know about you, but I’m already enjoying the smaller posts.
Long, long ago, in a galaxy in which I didn’t have nightmares about heartbeats and cool blue eyes, I started reading my very first Star Wars extended universe novel. And I hated it. And so it has passed into the annals of history.
Hello! You most likely reached this page while looking for old Japanese translation projects of mine. I regret to inform you that I’m no longer active in the manga community. For more sources, here’s a good Google search phrase. I still have some old translation resources and cheat sheets lying around. If you’re in the manga scene and would like me to do a write-up on all I learned during my tenure, please let me know in the comments section below.