• Inspiration,  Poetry

    Tripping Down Shakespearean Lane

    Today I want to chat a little bit about the creative literary genius known as William Shakespeare – one of the finest poets to ever walk the earth. One of the things I love most about him was his ability to weave hidden commentary in just about everything he wrote. The comedy The Taming of Shrew for example has some sinister underlying themes about control and conforming to society. Everyone is laughing, but underneath the silly, lighthearted overtones is a wild independent girl who is being conspired against and dragged down into the cookie cutter mold of society. A simple switch in tone, and this play would be quite alarming! In the comedy A…

  • Work-In-Progress,  Writing Journey

    #WIPMarathon Report #12 (January)

    A bright and shiny new year is up and rolling! It’s time for another work in progress update! Let’s see what crazy pants has cooked up, shall we? Last report wordcount + chapter count: The Raven = FIRST DRAFT DONE!!! (46 Chapters) Dance Kirby Dance!! (>’.’)>^(‘.’^)(^’.’)^<(‘.'<) Current report WC + CC: Raven = revision notes organized (because that totally counts) Also, shiny new project — Painted Chaos: Supernatural/Horror — 17 chapters outlined ^_^ WIP Issues This Month: No issues. Well, no unusual, out of the ordinary issues. Just my typical: See shiny new idea. Jump on shiny new idea. Shiny new idea sux. Cry. Find new shiny new idea. Scared of new shiny…

  • Agent Hunt,  Creative Writing 101,  Poetry,  Tips,  Writing World

    That Time I Talked To A Gnat

    When is the last time you spoke to nature? Out loud? The last time I talked to something in nature was a couple of weeks ago. It was to a gnat flying around my computer. I apologized, and then I smashed it to guts with my bare hands. Yes, I am a gnat-catcher. And no, gnat guts do not bother me. But smushed gnats is not the topic of today’s wonderful, awesome post. No, on September 20th, I attended the Second Annual Creative Writer’s Conference of Middle Tennessee held at MTSU by the resident non-degree writing program MTSU Write, formerly (and I think betterly) known as The Loft. This is…

  • Poetry,  Work-In-Progress

    Dance of the Bumblebee…

    Hey Folks! Today I want to share some poems that were inspired by a forthcoming WIP: The Shades of My Shadow. It has rather dark themes, and is, hands down, going to be the darkest story I have ever written. It’s also leaning toward the most realistic, but I won’t know how heavy my supernatural elements will be until I start writing it. I’m a little nervous. Okay, I might be a lot nervous. I’ve been wanting a certifiably crazy MC for a while now. I let myself write a pseudo-crazy one a few years ago and the people who read it didn’t take to her too well. I did…

  • Poetry

    Poem: For A While…

    It’s poetry week again at The Narcissistic Rose Cafe! Lol! Today’s poem was inspired while I was trying to watch the movie “Blood & Chocolate” (based on the novel of the same name by Annette Curtis Klause). It’s a decent book and movie if you’re into werewolves. I was thinking about the pack leader Gabriel and why Vivian (the main character) seemed so against becoming his wolf queen. Because, like really, I liked Gabriel (in the book). He was the hot in hot sauce. And the actor who played him isn’t bad either, though they did make his character considerably more icky in the movie. Which I didn’t really appreciate,…