Tumblr is a cesspit of bad advice and poorly constructed arguments, but thing that really gets my goat is the plethora of bad writing advice on there and, consequently, floating around on Pinterest. Why does this bother me so much, you ask? Well, for one, because I have a hard time passing up correcting people I know are blatantly wrong. But the real reason is this: in the era of self-publishing, there’s a plethora of really, really bad fiction. Like, really bad. Seriously. And do you know where most of it comes from? Dear little tumblr users taking this terrible advice because they know no better. So, in the name of bettering the fiction of the future (and a little for my own gratification), I am starting a column in which I correct some of the terrible advice I see on tumblr. Enjoy. Continue reading “gtfo tumblr: On Accidentally Racist Villains”
Beautiful People, hosted by Sky and Cait, is a monthly character questionnaire and link-up focused around getting to know your characters better. I’ve been wanting to do Atlas, my beautifully tortured POV character from Thieves of Bakkaj, for a while, and I’m finally getting around to it! Yay! Continue reading “Beautiful People: Cyrus Atlas Finn”
M is for magic.
In which I weave together writing advice and my feelings while listening to Zac Brown Band.
M is for mischief.
In which I talk about the major downsides of an INTJ personality, specifically mine. And maybe weave in more writing advice, for any of you trying to write one.
M is for muffins.
Because I made some this morning and they were delicious, and I felt like I needed a third item in this list. Continue reading “Magic, Mischief, and a Little Bit of Chicken Fried”