There are few cliche things that authors hear a lot. People mean well and a lot of these phrases do hold some truths, but they’re also really annoying, especially when you’re stressing about meeting deadlines, depressed about rejections and feel like you’re gaining no ground, stressed about balancing time so you can get out some … More A Writer Writes for Themselves: a Rant
As I’ve been getting back in the swing of things, I’ve noticed something. As much as I don’t mind using a laptop, there’s something about a notebook of the paper variety. I don’t know if it feels like there’s less pressure with a composition book, that I’m not being judged if I’m scribbling in public … More Getting Into a Project (literally)
I’ve been thinking more about the writing process and public reaction this week, and as often is the case, one thought leads to another. Maybe it’s just me, maybe it’s the ever-growing use of social media and how connected we all are, maybe it’s that the world’s perceptions have changed. Still, I can’t help but … More What Makes an Author a Success?
Since I’ve been focused on the reasons for writing, the ways certain mediums differ (A romance writer is going to be different from a fantasy writer who will be different from a literary writer who will be different from a pulp writer, who will be different from a fanfic author, etc), I’ve been paying attention … More Write This and Sell Thousands of Copies! (A Frustrated Rant)
I’ve been debating if I was going to mention this for a few weeks now, ever since a friend of mine posted it on Facebook. I agree with a lot of it, but I also think that it (somewhat) takes for granted what a hard time it is if you choose to make a creative … More Real Life as an Artist or How Much are You Worth?
People love asking me different things about writing, about designing and building costumes, about performing, about all my aspects of creative life. However, there’s one that I think all creative types get the most, the one that’s probably one of the most fun to answer (if we’re being honest and in a playful mood) but … More Where I Get My Ideas or A Terrifying Look Into SJ’s Mind
As many of you know, you can listen to my melodious voice every week on The Star Chamber Show. THIS week, however, I’m also a guest. That’s right, you get to hear me EVEN MORE! We’ll be talking about writing, Olde School, and lord only knows what else. Seriously, these people know me pretty well … More In the hot seat!
Yeah, pretty tables! Look at how official we are! I had a blast in Evansville. I got a chance to tour my university and see all the changes taking place before the con started. All I have to say is WOW. I mean WOW. And geez, where was all this classiness when I … More Evillecon!
I’m incredibly behind, as is evident by the fact that I haven’t had a chance to talk about a really insightful set of interview questions I was given last month. Lily Byrne interviewed me at the end of October, and we talked about Lost in the Shadows, my background, my writing process, future projects, the … More Interviewed by Lily Byrne
For those who happened to miss it, or for those who got weirded out by the technical difficulties in the middle of the show, the first episode of The Star Chamber Show is available to stream or download! The illustrious Stephen Zimmer has edited the glitches out to a smooth, 42-minute version, for your listening … More The Star Chamber Show!