5 Gift Ideas For Writers

Are you a writer trying to think about what you want for the holidays? Do you have a special writer in your life? Do you want a humorous holiday-themed article to read?

Then I’ve got you covered. And though the writer’s “Holiday Wish List” is not exactly a unique article idea, I thought I’d put my own spin on things.

So, let’s begin.

  • Books (Duh)

Writers like books. All of us. Okay, most of us. But I don’t trust those guys. And we are always searching for new books, even if it’s just for our shelves. Not sure what specific books they want? Just ask. Chances are they will have a long list.

  •  Themed Mugs

In addition to books, writers tend to like coffee. Correction: need coffee. And for those that don’t: tea. So it makes sense to give them a literary-minded way to drink it. The words on the mug should preferably be witty. So that the writer gets a good bit of amusement and inspiration when they start their day. Continue reading

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The Writer Fear Index: A Horrifying List Written About Horrible Things

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Panic Level: Very Low

“Ow, ow. Ugh, I should have stretched my hands more. Dammit…now I can’t finish that fight scene. This is such a stupid first world problem.” 

Writer’s Block

Panic Level: Low

“Come on! I need to write! I didn’t make my word target today. Why does this always have to happen right in the middle of a part I was looking forward to!?” Continue reading

Sorry Characters: Eight Ways You Might Die

So, you’re a character in a novel? And you just found out your author plans to kill you off? Well, I’m sorry to say there’s no hope for you now, but you can at least feel prepared for it. Here, allow me to list off some of the ways you could potentially face your demise!

The Eventuality

Honestly, did you really expect to survive this kind of situation? You’ve been fighting monsters all your life (metaphorically or literally) and have been doing detrimental things to keep at it rather than look over your life choices. You been dancing around death the whole story, and now you’re going to trip. You really can only blame yourself for the demon bite/accidental drug overdose. Continue reading

Top Ten Most Anticipated Cards From Hearthstone’s The Grand Tournament-Part 1

Oh yeah, you read that title right. With the upcoming expansion of my favorite obsession coming out, I thought I would toss my hat into the ring, and tell you which cards I’m most excited about.

Now, I must warn you. You are not going to agree with my list. Once the cards actually come out in the game, I’m probably not even going to agree with this list. There are more than a hundred new cards and I had to whittle them down to only ten. So of course I’m going to miss some of the good ones.

Also I must stress that this is all just my opinion; feel free to disagree in the comments.

Alright, let’s go!

#10: Frost Giant

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Trailer Talk: Batman vs. Superman, Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens, and Ted 2

I’ve missed out on reviewing some BIG trailers lately.

So I say it’s about time for a…

Trailer Talk!

Starting with:

Batman vs. Superman

Oh, the delicious dichotomy. The current Superman movie was terrible, but the recent Batman movies were all really good.

So I must ask, who’s directing this one? The guy who made Man of Steel…and Sucker Punch? Oh, this is going to be such a let down. Continue reading

Monthly Mention: March 2015

March has been a great month for me, entertainment wise.

So allow me to share the spoils, with the third ever Monthly Mentions!

Favorite People:

Favorite Bloggers:

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The Art Of The Flash Fiction, And Other Things I Probably Don’t Have Enough Authority To Talk About

I should make one thing abundantly clear, I’m not an authority on this.

I do not have any awards or certificates that prove I’m qualified to talk about this. I am not one of the masters. I am not one of the greats.

All I am is a blogger with a voice and an opinion who, on occasion, likes to talk about the craft of writing.

Of course, me saying all of this is just lampshading; so that if you disagree with me, I can claim immunity.

Anyhow, people who have been with me for a while know that I have a fondness for flash fiction. I write at least three a month, and they are often my most viewed posts. Continue reading

Monthly Mentions: February 2015

Another month has come and gone.

So here’s the stuff I liked during it!

Favorite Bloggers:

Favorite Blog Articles:

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Monthly Mentions: January 2015

Another ongoing series!

As if I don’t already have enough of these!

As the month comes to a close, I thought I would make it a habit to set a record of the things I liked/discovered over the month so that I can take a look back and see how my taste in media grew and changed.

It also seems like a really great idea for an article, and a chance to give some shout-outs to my blogger friends.

So, allow me to present my favorite things this month, presented by category, but not in any particular order.

As a side note, these are not necessarily things that were made this month, just things I enjoyed during the time period.

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9 Things I’ve Learned Being A Writer/Blogger/Professional Word-Slinger (So Far)

I’ve been a writer my entire life.

I just didn’t realize it.

That was until one fateful night, when the editor and chief of Scifibloggers.com contacted me and asked if I would write for him.

I was nervous to say the least, I hadn’t seriously written anything in years. My interest was computers, and I wanted to design video games. I warned him that I wasn’t any good, and that I didn’t think it was a good idea.

He persisted, and got me to write a simple article talking about the death of the eleventh Doctor on Doctor Who (an article that was later edited and posted on this very blog) as a test to see if I was good enough for the site.

It took me an hour to write that article, and I sent it off to him. Feeling nervous as hell, I awaited his judgement.

About twenty minutes later, he hired me on the spot. Continue reading

Netflix Quest #3: Torchwood

The Rift is a temporal anomaly, a rip in the fabric of the universe, where all manner of weird things can come forth: the lost, the unhinged, the trash of the multiverse.

So of course, I spill out of it, emerging– blurry eyed–in Cardiff, Wales of all places. An interesting location to be sure; having the highest concentration of aliens in the entire hemisphere being only one of its appealing qualities. But I was not here to meet the locals. No, I had eyes for only one man. A man of infamy around the bars frequented by the Judoon. A man who was known for only three things: his unstoppable libido, dashing good looks, and the strange condition of immortality. 

He’s also the only person in this century with a time machine. His is a crude device to be sure, but it was only a means to procure a more suitable ride later.

He was opposed to the idea, of course, and certainly did not appreciate me shooting him in the head. But my goal was so close now, and I was not going to let the Torchwood Institute stop me from claiming my prize.

And you thought Doctor Who was a dark show.

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Netflix Quest: #4 Scooby Doo Mystery Incorporated

Along the multiverse path there is a strange neighborhood. It is, somehow, both a pathway and a cul-de-sac. It spirals in on itself, twisting upwards into a funnel.

Trust me when I say it’s a bit hard to understand. But, thankfully, you can only see all of that if you happen to be on Soy Sauce. Or, a traveler.

I happen to be both. Continue reading