Prepping to Attend a Convention

Conferences and Conventions

By this point, I’ve gone to a few different conferences and conventions along the east coast. I’ve been to a tiny anime convention in Virginia Beach and I’ve been to New York Comic Con (in costume both times). I have attended a single-day journalism conference in Virginia, a brief journalism seminar/conference in Athens, GA, and […]

April 19, 2018

I’m Not a Student and It’s Weird


“It must feel weird to not come back as a student, right?” Friends, family and coworkers keep asking this. And the answer is yes, it does feel weird. All those glorious back-to-school ads no longer apply to me—a fact I ignore since I am a glutton for school and office supplies. There’s also the part […]

August 26, 2015

How many words does it take to lose a reader?

Writing, Writing Wednesday

Writing Wednesday/Thursday this week focuses on a more practical aspect of writing: writing clearly. For fiction writers who someday want to contact an editor, agent or publisher, you need to be able to write a clear and confident letter or email. Waddling through a paragraph before indirectly making your point will lose your reader and […]

September 18, 2014