• Lists

    The Amazing 2013…

    I had such high hopes for this year. Thirteen is half of my favoritest number, making it favoritest odd number. (Yep.) But alas, it just didn’t live up to the hype. I spent most of the year watching all my hopes and dreams fall to ruin around me. cue slow melodramatic drum solo “Here dreams. Over here. No, not there. I said NOT THERE!!” hiss I just knew if any year would be great it would be 2013. I was working on something that didn’t have blood-sucking fiends in it for the first time in 5 years! (And only the 2nd time in 10!) I loved what I was writing.…

  • Fun,  Lists,  Movies,  Vampires

    Best Movie Vampires

    Happy Halloween! This is a post I’ve wanted to do for some time and what better time than on Halloween? It was this or scare you with how much I love the Chucky movies. I’ve uploaded some vampire pictures for your enjoyment. Now, I only included my favorite vampire movies, but I do want to give a shout out to Fright Night. It’s a fun movie, kind of campy, kind of gross and scary, but I want to talk about the vampires I actually liked and there is nothing about the vampire in Fright Night that I liked. Number 1: Kraven I didn’t even need to see his fangs to…

  • Lists,  NaNoWriMo,  Tips

    On Speed-Writing…

    Poetry Corner is preempted this month to bring you this awesomefied list. With NaNoWriMo around the corner, I thought this would be a good time to post this since October is often NaNo planning month. ^^ I’ll be there, crazy project idea in hand! Anyone planning to join me? ^^ Preamble: Despite the fact that I regularly post up a ton of words when I’m drafting, my first NaNo trek fell horribly and embarrassingly short. (That’s what I get for going into last year so cocky, I guess.) But it was nothing if not a learning experience, so I’ve compiled a list of things I do to stay focused in…

  • Fun,  Lists

    Crazy Things Writer’s Say

    I often find it hilarious that writers can say the craziest things and no one blinks an eye. Hidden in this list are some things I’ve said to my own friends or family members and they never look at me like I’m crazy. Of course I’m sure part of that is that they already think I’m crazy, so…. Crazy Things Writers Say1 – I can’t decide if I want to kill Grandma or not. 2 – What’s the best way to break into a small bank’s safe? I know they need to go at night, but like, do they need to blow the lock up or something? With what? 3…

  • Fun,  Lists

    How To: Write A Crappy Novel

    By: The Narcissistic RoseHere is a collection of things I’ve learned over the years. Unfortunately all of these examples are real life mistakes I’ve made or seen other people make. No names will be disclosed to protect the guilty. ^^1 – Have a prologue that is as vague and enigmatic as possible. DON’T explain anything. This is crucial. 2 – Get feedback on your novel but don’t listen to any of it because you don’t like that they said.3 – Start your novel the same EXACT way another popular novel started because it’s easier than coming up with your own original opening and no one is going to notice. 4 –…