• Books

    UtopYA Con 2014 & Book Haul!

    Before I left for the weekend, I had a mini field day and pick up some $3 books at the local Hastings! Dark Vengeance Vols 1 & 2 by Jeff Mariotte, Mystic by Alyson Noel, and The Vampire Academy Trilogy by Richelle Mead. I’ve been meaning to get Dark Vengeance for a while and I’ve been meaning to watch Vampire Academy for awhile. Mystic was an impulse buy, but it sounds really interesting. ^_^ Next stop, UtopYA Con where I picked up even more BOOKS! From Left to Right: Shayne Leighton: Of Light and Darkness & The Vampire’s Reflection (also happens to be one of my most favorite people that…

  • Creative Writing 101,  Inspiration,  Motivation,  Writing World

    “Fail Better Next Time”

    Middle Tennessee Writer’s Conference 2013 The last Saturday in September I had the privilege of going to my first ever Writer’s Conference on the MTSU campus sponsored by MTSU’s very own non-degree creative writing program: The Writer’s Loft. The itinerary included a energetic poet, an awesome historian, a quirky playwright, and two successful fiction writers. All quality speakers and I wish you could have heard the keynote speaker the most. He talked all about perseverance through failure. But I took notes, disjointed as they are, and have laid a few of them out for your viewing pleasure in an order I hope makes some kind of sense. Quotes & Helpful…