Think about it, what’s the first descriptive phrase interviewed people state about the latest mass shooter/serial killer/cult leader, “He was a bit of a loner, very quiet.” What? Well, that’s not right. Charles Manson has been described as “charismatic” and a “social butterfly.” Some loners would never be able to take a group of followers to the great beyond if it meant they had to organize a party first. Mix all that the Kool-Aid, give a speech, nope.Continue reading “Lonely Hunter”
It’s a funny thing, defending something you enjoy to the well-meaning.Continue reading “Going Solo”
A liminal space is a location that is a transition between two other locations or states of being.
There are many places we could describe as liminal.Continue reading “Liminal Places”
Many writers start out creating content, novels, etc. and overlook the types of writing they may have done in their history of regular 9-5 jobs.
Whatever that writing may have been, I’ve found it profoundly impacted my writing style today.Continue reading “Info-Dumping”
For years I collected hard-cover editions of newly published Stephen King.
The first book I ever read by King was the dystopian horror, The Long Walk, published in 1979 and borrowed from my local, small-town library the same year. My boyfriend and I had come back to our shared hometown for a joint semester off from college. I worked two jobs to afford a small apartment, my first rental. He stayed with his father.Continue reading “Favorite Books”
I vividly remember when I was around eight years old. I was riding on a school bus and revising the words to a song about an old woman swallowing a spider in my head.Continue reading “Writer for Life”
As someone who has been writing for a very long time, the subject of what inspires my writing can be fickle at best.Continue reading “Inspiration”
I was thinking today about the limits we set and keep in all aspects of our lives. In writing, we have limits according to niches or genres, in ability or knowledge. But we have deeper, stronger limits that hold sway over us, setting up a consequence, or a quick correction.
Our minds warn, “Do this, and careful, this might happen.”Continue reading “Limits in Writing”
I just recently passed my 63rd birthday. There are those who would warn me against stating my age publicly, and I’ve considered that. I’m single, with no children and no interest in another marriage. All of my family are dead. People don’t like to hear that; it causes them to make a sad, pouty face, tilt their head, and whisper softly, “Oh, no.” It’s disturbing because it changes the way they think of me. What they think of me.Continue reading “To Take a Stand, or Not”
Is the idea of regularly writing posts for your own blog, social media, or website overwhelming?
Time management is one control a freelance writer needs to handle early, particularly if you are working full-time or operating another side hustle in addition to your freelance business.Continue reading “Regular Postings”