Reader, Writer

Writer on the Run: Motivation

How the hell do I bring myself to get up early in the morning? How do I keep going when my lungs and legs want to give out? What about when I'd rather read all day?

Reader, Writer

Writer on the Run: Week 1

This book-lover, with her G-cup breasts, have started running. Eek. By god, dear reader, I am not an athlete, and this is not a fitness blog, but I have a few ideas about why I, a sedentary writer and reader, am motivated to run.

Archetypes and Characters

Women Who Run Wild, a book list

Recently Published Fiction starring Heroines Who Run Wild Absolute Darling by Gabriel Tallent Turtle has wandered the woods since the death of her mother, adventuring and isolated until she meets a boy at school who draws her out and makes her realize what a safe and secure life should look like. Bear and the Nightingale… Continue reading Women Who Run Wild, a book list

Archetypes and Characters, Romance

5 Movie Villains Who Could Be Romance Heroes, with a little TLC

Sometimes a bad guy has more appeal than the hero, especially if the so-called villain is as ruthless in his pursuit of the heroine as he is in achieving the rest of his goals. Here are fivescience fiction and fantasy movie villains whose characters could become enthralling romance heroes, given some moral fiber.

Paranormal Romance, Romance, Science Fiction Romance

Dragon Heroes … are from Mars?

Dragons in fiction have evolved in the way of vampires, supernatural villains that once threatened and preyed upon maidens have become the heroes of paranormal romance. While a fantasy realm might seem like a draconian hero's natural habitat, there's an abundance of shapeshifting dragon aliens. What's up with that?


Gift Idea: Survival Kit for the Artist with a “Real” Job

For a work Secret Santa, I put together a "gift set" with the theme of an artist who has a real job—as many of my coworkers are creatives who are practically employed. mini artist's notebook art sticky notes 7-year pen Designer Pricelist mini-poster mini bottles of liquor I typed out the following message to go… Continue reading Gift Idea: Survival Kit for the Artist with a “Real” Job