I’ve joined the dark side and am now using Instagram. You can follow me there at the usual handle @babylontales. … Continue reading Joining the dark side: Instagram
I wanted to share some thoughts I learned about publishing over the past two years. What happened over the past two years, you ask? I was shopping our collaborative novel GUN around to publishers off and on in those years. It wasn’t an always on experience, and sometimes I felt bad about that. And sometimes I’d research a publisher, and then decide not to submit the manuscript to them, and feel bad that I hadn’t submitted, because each time the manuscript got rejected or didn’t get submitted it just drug the whole ordeal out more. Continue reading “Rejection can go both ways in publishing”
Ever since last Fall, I took on a couple of writing projects. The first was publishing the Josephine the Dragon stories by Taylor Christine on the blog. The second was writing the next installment in the I Will Kill You for $5 project.
But, alas, it felt like I had really fallen behind on the blog and writing in general. Life has been crazy, to my credit. However, as is the case a lot, I dump on myself a lot about writing.
I’ve been awfully quiet on the eastern front lately. Lots of other things have been engulfing my time as of late. But when I can, since October, I’ve been working on a short story for my good friend Jessica Wright. It was part of my I Will Kill You for $5 project, but I was giving it away as a thank you for her and her boyfriend helping out with recording my first ever comedy gig. Well, what should have been a quick short story, has been getting longer and longer, and more complex as I go. Continue reading “About a story and updates”
So several years back, like 10, I watched this golden oldie called Dark Passage starring the husband-and-wife team Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. And today, I watched it again. It’s an old film noir classic, so of course I had to watch it. But it’s also much more than that, it does some highly unconventional things. Continue reading “Walking Dark Passages”
Writers receive a great deal of rejection in life. All writers are convinced their stories are the cotton candy of carnival desires. That their stories are so savory and sweet that they melt on your tongue when devoured. And why not? Writers bleed words into sentences, into paragraphs, into chapters, into sections, into parts, into books, into series of books. After hours, days, weeks, months, years of slaving away at the story, they don’t want to submit stories and have them unceremoniously rejected. In the least someone could make a big deal out of it, but nope. Just. Rejection. Continue reading “How do writers cope with rejection?”
I can recall back in high school and college that style was discussed as if it was some strange magic. … Continue reading On Writing (Part 4): Oh so Stylish