So, my brother keeps telling me to see "This Is The End" and the TV keeps telling me to see "World War Z", but I have a tenuous relationship with the Post-Apocalypse. The End of Days is all the rage now, what with the Mayans botching their calendar and the inundation of such stories on … Continue reading The Apocalyptic Post-Apocalypse & Me
Stephen King, in his seminal work On Writing, says the following about Plotting: "Plot is, I think, the good writer's last resort, and the dullard's first choice." Wait, what? I'm a Plotter! Or, at least, I was until five seconds after I read that line recently. See, these days I've been stuck in neutral, my tires spinning … Continue reading Becoming a Storyteller: Plotter vs Pantser, or, Did Stephen King really just call me a Dullard?
So, last Saturday night my five year old daughter, with the help of her Nana, penned her 2012 letter to Santa. She claims to have been a good girl, and as such, she felt obliged to request a few gifts for Christmas. Among the traditional wants, she includes, in no particular order, a picture of … Continue reading 4 Gifts any Writer can use for Christmas