The Not-So Serious of Beings

I think one experience I’ve learned from the readings and writing that I’ve done throughout the past year is that as a writer, you cannot take everything you jot down be purposefully serious.  I don’t mean in the matters of tone, but in the matters of meaning.  Fiction writers alone cannot be taken as the most serious of humans, especially due to the fact that already, we spend days writing about events that either may have been altered from real life scenarios, or may have never happened- or can’t happen- at all. Continue reading “The Not-So Serious of Beings”

Influences and Non-Influences of the Suburbs and Establishing a Mentality

Maybe it’s wisest to make a point of saying that I was born and raised in the suburbs, so I’m accustomed to the semi-small town feel with knowing people who know everyone else and how we’re close without being squashed together in a physical kind of way.  And no, I did not grow up behind the protection of a white picket fence.  It’s not that kind of suburbia. Continue reading “Influences and Non-Influences of the Suburbs and Establishing a Mentality”

What to Write About On a Writer’s Blog

I have been hesitant for the longest time about starting up my own blog.  One of the reasons is that within recent years, I’ve developed an extreme tendency to not trust people as much anymore, and it’s a given that the Internet is one of the most vulnerable positions to ever put yourself in (yet we ironically do it all the time anyway).  But given the fact that I really need to start putting myself out there as a writer within books and what not that are in the process of completion, blogs and personal website tend to be the go-to methods for that.  And besides, maybe it will be good for me. Continue reading “What to Write About On a Writer’s Blog”