(PSA) What is Sleep? Baby Don’t Hurt Me

“Hi, class! How are you today?” “Teacher, I'm tired.” “Hi, tired! I'm Kelsey!” Yes, yes. Poor me, I know. Moan, moan, moan. There! It's out of my system, for now. Moving on. Here's what's been going on with me this past month: I did Nanowrimo - winning, but producing unpublishable dreck in the process. While … Continue reading (PSA) What is Sleep? Baby Don’t Hurt Me

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(PSA) Would-be Millenial Writer Whines About How Things Are Hard

Flipping dead people. I've got a blog post to write! Stop being complex. I've every intention of completing Ehler's Choice Week, but Rommel is tripping me up. He's going to require a bit more thought, given the amount of historical controversy surrounding him. That's been a problem with the history haiku posts lately - they've … Continue reading (PSA) Would-be Millenial Writer Whines About How Things Are Hard

How to Write History Books That Don’t Piss Me Off, Part the First

Did you know that I read more than just fantasy? Sometimes I read other kinds of books and they can irritate the shit out of me too! Like history books! So I say to authors of history and non-fiction as a whole: just because you're not writing fiction doesn't excuse you from basic literary competence. … Continue reading How to Write History Books That Don’t Piss Me Off, Part the First

Some Potential Inspiration for Fantasy Stories

It's my birthday and I can do whatever the hell I want. So today, I present to you all a short list of historical figures that would be great inspiration for fantasy characters. Peter the Fucking Great, the giant westernizing tsar whose only formal education was the 'School of Hard Knocks'. Who practiced dentistry on … Continue reading Some Potential Inspiration for Fantasy Stories

How to Write Fantasy Fiction That Doesn’t Piss Me Off, Part the First

As an aspiring fantasy writer, it is my pleasure and duty to read a metric fuckton. Most of the time, it really is a pleasure. "Wow! Inspiration! What a satisfying read! Look what they did with that sentence there! Amazing!" Sometimes, it's definitely more of a duty. Particularly when I feel obliged to finish a … Continue reading How to Write Fantasy Fiction That Doesn’t Piss Me Off, Part the First