SJ Reads: The Merry Spinster: Tales of Everyday Horror

I love fairy tales (surprise, I know). I don’t always love new interpretations, but sometimes they’re done so well, you just have to applaud.   The Merry Spinster: Tales of Everyday Horror is a superb collection of reworked fairy tales. Overall, it’s a short read, which is nice. These stories preserve the narrative structure we associate … More SJ Reads: The Merry Spinster: Tales of Everyday Horror

Your Supporters & Audience are Human, Too (Things I’d Wished I’d Known)

A few weeks ago we talked about support, how it can vary from person to person, how not everyone will give you the level you want, and that’s okay. I think it’s important to keep hitting this, though, because I think there’s this misconception with support and with things like marketing and networking that you … More Your Supporters & Audience are Human, Too (Things I’d Wished I’d Known)

Prose: You are More

It’s been a while since I’ve shared some non-murdery prose, so why not, right? I’m not the best at being vulnerable, but I do care a lot about people. I’m extremely lucky to have the friends and family in my life who support me, as well as have crossed paths with some amazing people who … More Prose: You are More

The Lost Manuscripts: The Tooth Who Didn’t Want to be Cleaned

Eh, it’s summer, let’s have some fun. I haven’t done a lost manuscripts post in forever (you’re heartbroken, I know). Thankully I found a giant box of stuff to go through during The Culling last year, so I’ll have material for a long time. For those not in the loop, this is where I dig … More The Lost Manuscripts: The Tooth Who Didn’t Want to be Cleaned

People may not support you – and that’s okay (Things I’d Wished I’d known)

One of the things that has really been brought home for me lately is support. In any sort of artistic endeavor, it’s important. There are a lot of thoughts on the subject, and these are just mine, born from my personal experience – ymmv. So one of the things that inevitably comes up with people … More People may not support you – and that’s okay (Things I’d Wished I’d known)

Read for Where You Wanna Be (Practical Advice)

So, we’ve gone over the importance of reading before – you can’t appreciate the genres you write in, can’t know what’s out there, unless you’re surrounding yourself with stuff. Alright? Alright. Well, welcome to my TED Talk 2.0. One of the things I’ve learned this year (hey, I’m still learning, too), is another one of … More Read for Where You Wanna Be (Practical Advice)