With the rise and continued growth of services such as Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon's Prime Video, the way in which many people consume stories has changed. Before these streaming services, film stories were presented for consumption in basically two ways: serially over television, or in a one- to three-hour block, as a movie. There were … Continue reading Binge-Streaming and the Mini-Series
It is November 7th, 2017. One year and six days ago, I started writing the first draft of my very first novel, The Rule of Iron. I'd dabbled in writing fiction before, but nothing substantial. Nothing significant enough for me to say "I'm a person who writes!" I'm sitting in the same black chair I sat … Continue reading The Power of Ten Thousand Words
What is NaNoWriMo? NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month, which is the name shared by both a nonprofit charity dedicated to writing and literacy as well as the contest they run. The goal is simple: write 50,000 words in the month of November. Okay, maybe it's not that simple. It's a big task, but the … Continue reading Why You Should Try NaNoWriMo
Hello, Internet! I'd like to talk a little about Christmas. It's a wonderful time of the year for many. All holidays are special times for those who celebrate them, but Christmas holds a unique place in my heart due to my family's customs. Every other year, we gather together at my grandparents; the holiday blends … Continue reading Why We Should Worship Santa Claus
Running away to Canada just because of the results of an election betrays your democratic duty as a citizen of the USA. So don't do it. Please?