• 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 –…

  • Lists,  Writing Buddies

    Good vs. Bad (Writing Buddies)

    I didn’t write this week so instead of doing what I said I was going to do (haha!), I have a nice pretty list for your viewing pleasure. But first, a lovely diagram my sister sent me one night when I was slacking off. Print and duck tape to your ceiling. ^_^ Bad Writing Buddies… 1* Complain about the length of time it takes to receive feedback to everyone but you and without first checking with you to make sure life hasn’t swallowed you up. 2* Take 8 months to respond with feedback – and don’t explain why – everyone gets busy – just say you’re busy. Or dying. 3*…

  • Lists

    25 Things You Can Do On TV That You Can’t Do In Real Life…

    I’ve been watching a lot of Xena lately and it has me thinking…look at all the cool crap you can do on TV. If all fiction emulated real life, you could… 1* Take down a whole army by yourself, heal the wounded, go belly dancing, impersonate a princess and a concubine, and then go to sleep on the hard forest floor all in the same day. (Xena, Warrior Princess)2* Go to school in the morning and slay beasties in the evening. (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)3* Battle an evil cyclops as a form of after lunch exercise. (Hercules)4* Host your very old “Social Issues and Stuff with Kelly” on local TV.…