Cosplay

CON REPORT: Animazement 2016

PROS: local/no hotel costs great dealer’s room and AA friends everywhere! “Doing the ‘Write’ Thing” panel great costumes + masquerade hard to get bored with panels, shopping, and stuff in Raleigh CONS: overpriced registration line on Sat morning was rough parking is evil PLEASE ALLOW WESTERN MEDIA PANELS ALREADY (although panels are continually improving) Animazement is… Continue reading CON REPORT: Animazement 2016

Writing · Writing Articles

4 Comma Mistakes That Make Your Copy Editor Want to Cry

I’m the annoying person who, until she learned to be more polite, corrected people for saying “Mom and me” instead of “Mom and I” and “less” instead of “fewer” and “who” instead of “whom.” Now I work out my irritating grammar obsession through copy editing. I’ve been the copy editor for the undergrad lit mag Atlantis for… Continue reading 4 Comma Mistakes That Make Your Copy Editor Want to Cry

Cosplay · Wildcards

On Animazement 2016: Cosplay, Community, and Panels–Oh My!

It’s time to talk about an event that holds a special place in my heart: Animazement. For the past half-decade of my life, I’ve explained to people that I have this strange little hobby of making costumes based on fictional characters, and then wearing those costumes to conventions. Mostly the conversation goes like this: Me:… Continue reading On Animazement 2016: Cosplay, Community, and Panels–Oh My!

Weekly Updates · Writing

update: 5/16/16 | RUNAWAY complete

Today’s update is in honor of my biggest accomplishment of last week–finishing my rewrite (draft 3) of Runaway. Runaway’s synopsis and working cover is up on my WIPs page with my other novel projects, but just so everyone is caught up: Roscoe Pratt, now 18, is supposed to kill his mother to take over leadership of the… Continue reading update: 5/16/16 | RUNAWAY complete

Wildcards · Writing

March/April Writer’s Links: Self-Pub Myths, Writing Routines, Pay the F**cking Writers, & Game of Thrones

April, AKA Hell Month, prevented me from doing any link rounding-up, so here’s what I was reading in between working on all my final papers. Indie Authors Self-Publishing Myths: Busted Free Kindle Book Submission Tool How Much Does it Cost to Self-Publish a Book? Data from the Reedsy Marketplace SCAMAZON: Amazon Kindle Unlimited Scammers Netting… Continue reading March/April Writer’s Links: Self-Pub Myths, Writing Routines, Pay the F**cking Writers, & Game of Thrones