To Pay an Editor or Not?

To Pay an Editor or Not?

I had another blog post ready for today, but since this is a hot topic on writing Twitter, I just belted this one out now. So should you pay an editor or not for your manuscript? It depends on your goal. If you’re going after traditional publishing, then I would recommend against it. Most agents […]

That Friend Who Always Rains On Your Parade

That Friend Who Always Rains On Your Parade

This memory has been burning on my mind lately, so I’ll rant about it. Lots of social circles have that friend who will almost never be happy for anything good that happens in your life. They’ll always put you down. Seriously, why can’t you be happy when something happens to your friends? If you’re truly […]

Review: The Four Before Me

Review: The Four Before Me

Why You SHOULD Judge a Book by Its Cover

Why You SHOULD Judge a Book by Its Cover

It’s a phrase you always hear from your role models when growing up:  “Don’t judge a book by its cover!” Yeah. I get it. It’s good to not be superficial. You’re reading the blog of a cheapskate who drives an inexpensive car, owns an inexpensive phone, wears inexpensive clothes, and is by no means a […]

Review: Midway

Review: Midway

Hope you’re hungry for another WWII review, because I’m coming at you with Midway! Midway mostly entails the reenactment of the Pearl Harbor bombing, the Dolittle bombing of Tokyo, and the titular Battle of Midway. It’s directed by disaster movie mogul Roland Emmerich and has an all-star cast.  I’m not going to go into what […]

Review: Last Christmas

Review: Last Christmas

Two Tuesdays ago, we saw the advanced screening of “Last Christmas.” I was pleasantly surprised and would recommend you see it despite its flaws. It’s from the director of “Bridesmaids” so you know there’s going to be some good, vulgar humor (although not as much as what was in Bridesmaids). Last Christmas follows a selfish, […]

Review: A Higher Call

Review: A Higher Call

  When I was a kid in Sunday school, I remembered one class where our teacher talked about one of the most remarkable Bible verses: Matthew 5:44. “…love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.” -Jesus Christ That really stuck with me, even when I went through phases of not liking religion. It’s […]

Why I Love Terminator 1 and 2 SO MUCH!

Why I Love Terminator 1 and 2 SO MUCH!

Let’s rewind to the year 2001. I was a kid still and there were still only two Terminator movies. The franchise hadn’t yet been beaten to death by numerous sequels with yet another coming out today.  If they didn’t have such amazing predecessors before them, Terminator 3 and Salvation would have been decent movies. But […]

Why Breaking My Foot Was One of the Best Things to Happen to Me: Part 1

Why Breaking My Foot Was One of the Best Things to Happen to Me: Part 1

By late 2016, I was in a bit of a rut socially. I had gotten sick of hanging out at bars. I’ve never been a “bar person” to begin with and usually would never set foot in one unless there was some sort of event going on there (usually karaoke night).  I had even gotten […]

The “Running From the Bear” Book Opening

The “Running From the Bear” Book Opening

Of the few writer’s conferences I’ve been to, there’s a coveted event that writers love: “The First Page Gong Show!” There’s a few variations of this event, but it usually goes something like this: A panel of literary agents reads your first page aloud. The agents will raise their hand when they get to the […]