On Reviews

On Reviews Since publishing my own books and taking on the task of critiquing others’ works, I can’t get the difficulty of reviews out of my head. It’s frustrating, and I’ve never really paid attention to it before. First off, it’s subjective. You may think I’m stupid since that’s clearly a given, but what I’m … Continue reading On Reviews

What I learned from the horribleness of ‘Age of Adaline’

What I learned from the horribleness of ‘Age of Adaline’ It’s been a month now since I’ve seen this atrociously bad movie, and I can’t stop thinking about it. It’s one of those moves that gets bad, then worse, then super horrible, then, somehow, so bad that it sticks in your head. Few movies can … Continue reading What I learned from the horribleness of ‘Age of Adaline’

What I learned from ‘Miss Peregrine’s School for Peculiar Children’

What I learned from ‘Miss Peregrine’s School for Peculiar Children’ Even before finishing Ransom Riggs’ book, I was beginning to have a familiar feeling—one deep within that spread all over and throbbed in the back of my skull. I’ve been having this feeling more and more often nowadays, and only by reading his book, things … Continue reading What I learned from ‘Miss Peregrine’s School for Peculiar Children’

What I Learned from ‘The End of the Tour’

What I learned from ‘The End of the Tour’     I recently watched the David Foster Wallace pic, called ‘The End of the Tour.’ It’s taken from the book by David Lipsky, detailing the end of Wallace’s Infinite Jest tour. Being a fan of Wallace, I was excited about seeing it, and not disappointed. … Continue reading What I Learned from ‘The End of the Tour’

To Beat a Grammarian: Weak Verbs

To Beat a Grammarian: Weak Verbs Weak verbs are probably the worst flaw to correct. For that reason, the best time to tackle them is in editing. While you’re in the midst of writing, the last thing you want to do is slow down your momentum to come up with another word for ‘move,’ and … Continue reading To Beat a Grammarian: Weak Verbs

Top Three Things Planned for 2016

Top Three Things Planned for 2016 In a way, it’s like a over-done New Years Resolution. However, making a list does seem to put the extra, added pressure sometimes to get things done. So here goes. 1) Finish my first series My first goal is to complete the Chewy Noh series I started over a … Continue reading Top Three Things Planned for 2016

An Excerpt from Chewy Noh: Gangnim

An Excerpt from Chewy Noh: Gangnim  Currently, the latest volume of Chewy Noh is on Kindle Scout. To promote it, I’ve appended the third chapter for review. If any of you enjoy it, please go to the link below and check out more. Any votes would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! https://kindlescout.amazon.com/p/4LD3KBBHDPYD 3 Chewy lifted his head … Continue reading An Excerpt from Chewy Noh: Gangnim

The Fine Line of Repetition

The Fine Line of Repetition   This is maybe one thing in writing that too often goes unnoticed, but many writers nowadays seem to overlook the strengths and usually weaknesses of repetition. Is it all bad—no! Is it good—resoundingly no! So let me explain. Most people tackle editing with the sole desire to route out … Continue reading The Fine Line of Repetition

What I Learned From Rainbow Rowell’s Eleanor and Park

What I Learned From Rainbow Rowell’s Eleanor and Park I mainly review self-published works because I encounter so many blogs that specifically and intentionally go out of their way to say suck it to self-published authors. That’s fine. That’s what they want to do. However, despite my reviewing habits, I tend to read mass published … Continue reading What I Learned From Rainbow Rowell’s Eleanor and Park

Top Three thing I’ve learned about writing in 2015

The Top Three things I’ve learned about writing in 2015 I’ve written three 60,000 word books this year. From them all, this is what I’ve learned. 1) Planning While writing the first Chewy Noh last year, I realized that flying by the seat of my pants with just one scene holding everything together is not … Continue reading Top Three thing I’ve learned about writing in 2015