“It’s not about adding diversity for the sake of diversity, it’s about subtracting homogeneity for the sake of realism.” – Mary Robinette Kowal (@MaryRobinette) Okay, so I’ve said before that I want to post book reviews every once in a while on my WordPress, especially when I find a book I really really love. And… Continue reading Lee Ann Reads: Bitch Planet, Volume 1
November is only about half a month away, and you know what that means: In just a couple of weeks, many of us will isolate ourselves on a daily basis for several hours at a time so we can crank out at least 1,667 words a day and write a 50,000 page novel in 30… Continue reading NaNoWriMo P(r)ep Talk: #1
Holy cow, how long has it been since I’ve posted on here? Is anyone even still out there anymore? Sorry for being MIA for a while. I’ve had a… busy summer, to say the least. Lots of things happening, good and bad. Lots of traveling. Lots of feelings. But no matter if these events left… Continue reading The Archetype, Your Characters, and You
Absolutely loving the rainbow banner at the top of the WordPress website today. What an amazing day in history. I’ve been slacking. Again. I know. A lot of it is due to the fact that I’ve been focusing mostly on my creative writing over my blogging. Which is great, I think. After all, I honestly… Continue reading Pantsing vs. Plotting, or Happy Mediums
If you’re a Creative Writing major, you’ve gotten the question (or some variation of it): “What’s the point of that degree? You don’t need one to be a published writer.” And that’s true! You definitely don’t need a degree in Creative Writing to be a writer. Look at J.K. Rowling, who has a degree in French… Continue reading Should You Get That Creative Writing Degree?
I admit it: I am an awful blogger. I’ve been terribly inactive and I have all of zero ideas when it comes to topics I can write about here at The Sword and the Keyboard. I know it’s probably just laziness on my part, and maybe a little bit of fear because it’s intimidating having… Continue reading In Defense of the Genre(s): A Word of Advice for Incoming Writing Students
I’ve been relatively quiet on this blog for several days straight, mainly because I’m still new to blogging about writing and new to sharing work and whatnot on the internet. Also because I’ve been bustin’ my butt working through several drafts of a short story that I have to submit as a part of my… Continue reading Quadrangle #63 Unveiling: A New Experience