Cosplay

CON REPORT: Anime Mid-Atlantic 2015

Originally posted Jun 24th, 2015 1:52:48pm @ nicolecrucial.tumblr.com. PROS: many awesome cosplay events (fashion show, hall costume contest, Masquerade) great panel programing (lots of variety) awesome video room programming (classics everywhere) nice dealer’s room/artist alley for the size cool guests (not a fan of Vic McNugget but he was there; Yunmao Ayakawa; etc)

Writing

15 Tips for Young Writers (and Old Ones, Too)

Originally posted May 18th, 2015 8:01:35pm @ nicolecrucial.tumblr.com. Everyone is saying that the first step to writing is to just do it, and that’s absolutely true. But sometimes writers—young writers especially—have trouble finding the time or the motivation to write. As someone who’s been there/done that, here are some actual things you can do to… Continue reading 15 Tips for Young Writers (and Old Ones, Too)

Personal · School

March: The Month of Scholarships (That I Didn’t Get)

Originally posted on Apr 8th, 2015 11:43:29pm @ nicolecrucial.tumblr.com. I am by no means a sports fan. Usually “March Madness” means nothing to me, or if it does, it’s because of the fun spinoffs it inspires, like Game of Totes or Poetry Madness. But this year I had my own March Madness in the form of… Continue reading March: The Month of Scholarships (That I Didn’t Get)

School · Writing

Are Creative Writing degrees really worth it for aspiring genre writers?

Originally posted Jan 26th, 2015 7:18:40pm @ nicolecrucial.tumblr.com. Today I made a phone call to what used to be my dream school. (Note: the phone call did not deprecate the school from “dream” status; it’s just that another strong contender came out of nowhere recently.) Said school is lovely: gorgeous campus with a delicious climate, awesome… Continue reading Are Creative Writing degrees really worth it for aspiring genre writers?