Peter Darling by Austin Chant My rating: 2 of 5 stars One thing I noticed and appreciated immediately was the high quality writing. The author, Austin Chant has a beautiful, poetic prose style that’s really awesome to read. The way he describes surroundings and emotions is impressive; I enjoyed his writing style very much. What…

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I️ really appreciate these wonderful and courageous folks for sharing their thoughts and experiences. One of my friends was interviewed in this video called “A Few Things to Know About Being Transgendered.” I really give her and everyone else in this props for being so open and courageous! Even within the GLBTQ community, transgender folks…

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I really appreciate resources like The Radical Copyeditor’s Style Guide For Writing About Transgender People these! A resource that works “with individuals, groups, and organizations that want their publications, resources, and other material to be sensitive and anti-oppressive with regards to race, class, sexuality, gender, ability, age, body size, religion, nationality, and more”. Just because…

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I’ve always been committed to publishing my long awaited first novel. I feel absolutely awesome because now I’ve finally created the time to push things forward. Saying there’s “no time” to do what you’re passionate about it just an excuse. How you spend your time is a choice. On Twitter, one of the favorite questions…

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“Successful people are not gifted; they just work hard, then succeed on purpose.” – G.K. Nielson Why would you leave your life-goals to chance? Being a passive bystander to your career isn’t likely to help make your goals come true. I don’t even know if it would be accurate to say I’m a gifted storyteller.…

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Writer’s Digest published What a Novel Can Do That Film and TV Can’t that’s somewhat one-sided towards novels in terms of being the best medium for storytelling. Yes, Novels offer a ton more flexibility, but film has some pretty powerful benefits too. As a storyteller, my stories are currently in book form. Why? Because I’m…

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“If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.” – Stephen King http://twitpic.com/2mpy9v Stephen King always has wise and witty things to say. I agree with this. I also think that for people like me who aren’t just writers – but storytellers…

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When it’s so cold outside, it’s a perfect day to stay inside and write! My perfect day involves double stuffed Oreo cookies, family, books, stories, movies, and some sort of outreach that helps people. Think about your perfect day. What does a “perfect” day look like to you? When you’re aware of what your perfect…

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