The Hero of Their Own Story

I feel like this rant is half-baked, but I'm going to go off on it anyway and I suppose we'll all see where we end up. There's a sort of conventional wisdom for writers that originated apparently in 1992 that villain is the hero of their own story, an idea that has become corrupt over… Continue reading The Hero of Their Own Story

The Non-Adopters

I have a problem. I'm not sure if it's a generational thing. I mean, I'm friends with people from many generations, and it doesn't strike me as a generational thing. Here it is: Why doesn't everyone use Google (or, God forbid, "The Google")? There seems to be a subset of humanity that actively refuses to… Continue reading The Non-Adopters

How to Achieve Your Dream

I have a dream. I don't often talk about my dream publicly. I mean, my friends know. And my family knows. And I'm always striving, always working toward that goal. I think I have a sort of weird knock on wood mentality about my dream, like if I say it out loud, it won't come… Continue reading How to Achieve Your Dream

On Ruining Everything

A recent post about Michael Bay's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has my childhood spinning in its proverbial grave. And, before you start accusing me of hipster nostalgia, you've got nothing on me. I watched the cartoon, had the toys, devoured the movies, got the Christmas ornament. I even read Ninja Turtles books. Checked them out… Continue reading On Ruining Everything

That Color Doesn’t Look Good on Anyone

I recently threw myself a pity party. You know the one. The one where you feel like the whole world is against you; or maybe your mouth was faster than your brain; or maybe, for some reason, your being is divided between id, ego, and superego and they all hate each other at the moment.… Continue reading That Color Doesn’t Look Good on Anyone

I Put the “eck” in Rejected

It's been awhile since I've done an overt post on writing and I just KNOW you've been dying for one (irony irony irony and scene). Regardless of how you feel about writers writing on writing about writing while writing, I can't afford therapy, so I bought a domain name instead. If you are a working… Continue reading I Put the “eck” in Rejected