• Fun,  Lists

    Writing Moments That Drive Me Crazy

    1 – Being in the middle of an exciting scene and having to go to the bathroom. 2 – Being in the middle of an exciting scene, reaching for my glass of water, and finding it empty! (Can I get a water fountain hooked up to my desk, please?) 3 – When someone’s name is Carmen and I keep typing Carment every. single. freaking. time. 4 – When I keep misspelling the same words over and over again. 5 – When I forget what happened in the previous chapter. 6- When I’m on a roll and look up and it’s 3 o’clock in the morning and I still need to…

  • Books,  Lists

    Best of the Best

    I’ve already talked about The Book that inspired my love of all things dark and twisty.┬áHere are some other books that I would be nowhere without. The books that influenced me as a writer more than anything else. FEAR STREET This was my gateway book to the master of cheesy horror, the one and only RL Stine. This lead me to Goosebumps (which I shared with my brother and we had a blast talking about how scary and equally corny they were). His books totally fed my love to scare my own socks off. And while I’m here, I would like to give an honorable mention to Christopher Pike…I never…

  • 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…