Posts Tagged With: writing

February 5, 2014

Love and Friendship in the Wizarding World

If you’re a Harry Potter fan, odds are you heard about the interview where JK Rowling said that looking back she thought that Harry and Hermione should have ended up together as a couple. And the internet went crazy. Not because they thought that she was right, but because they were upset. As a writer, I can understand what JK Rowling said. In a way. You always wonder if you did the right thing, if there was a way to make the story stronger. But honestly, as a fan… I am upset. For a number of reasons. First, it’s pretty…

Posted in Geek, personal, Pirate
May 23, 2013

[Vlog] Epiphanies.

Can you believe it’s Thursday already? In this week’s Vlog, I’m talking headaches, epiphanies about writing process and I might be a little delirious.

Posted in personal, writing
April 8, 2013

Location, location, location.

I do a lot of writing. So much that you don’t see here, and honestly I have no idea when I’ll have things to share (though if you’re willing to put up with all my goofy reblogs on Tumblr, I do share things there from time to time). I also do a lot of reading. Fanfiction, ebooks, physical copies of fiction. I read constantly. And occasionally I help people with editing. Over the weekend I was beta-ing a fanfic for a friend of a friend. It was good- the dialogue was sharp, no grammatical or spelling errors. But it was…

Posted in Geek, personal, Pirate
September 28, 2012

Thanks For Not Being Rachel McAdams

I’d been so good about posting daily, and then this week I dropped the ball. Only, it wasn’t quite my fault. Well, it sort of was. My body hates me. For those new here: In January I was diagnosed with either Crohn’s or Ulcerative Colitis – it was too early to tell which one. So every so often I have flare-ups that send me to bed with ridiculously bad cramps. This was one of those days. Wednesday started off well. I went for a run (more on that another time), go the kids to school and then in the afternoon-…

Posted in Geek, personal
September 12, 2012

Doctor Who: Steven Moffat & Female Characters

Recently I mentioned that some people were upset with how the women of Doctor Who were being written, and placing the blame on Steven Moffat. Some went so far as to compare them against Sherlock’s Irene Adler. I don’t agree with them, and for very specific reasons. I apologize for anyone who isn’t up to date on either Sherlock or Doctor Who- but in order to make my point, I’m going to reference it all.

Posted in personal, writing
January 16, 2012

Thank you, teenage fanfic writers. I learned a lot from you.

On Saturday, I admitted that I used to write fanfiction, and there were other things I’d wanted to include in the post but didn’t have the space. This is one of them. Writing is writing, no matter where you start. Things posted by a teenager just embarking on their writing career will usually be riddled with spelling errors, unrealistic characters, and have no understanding about what an adult life actually is. If the teenage author happens to write RPF (real-person fiction, a subset of fan fiction involving the actors themselves), somehow there will be many pregnancies that occur. You get…

January 6, 2012

Forget what they say, Bad PR exists.

We’ve all heard the adage, “There’s no such thing as bad PR.” And in some fields, it’s true. In the entertainment industry, a negative news story is less likely to have a long term effect on someone’s career. (Unless you’re Lindsay Lohan, but that seems to be more of an addiction problem than a PR issue) But for everyone else, it’s a lie. Bad PR exists. Not that long ago, Jenny Lawson (better known to you as The Bloggess) got an email pitching her pantyhose as a style fad (as seen on the Kardashians!) so she did as she always…

Posted in personal, writing
November 15, 2011

Muse. Or the devil sitting on my shoulder, you pick.

Here I am, trying to write a blog post that has nothing to do with my kids or being sick. I’ve started a few posts, but as I start typing, I hear her purr in the background. One of the characters from the thing I shouldn’t be writing at all, my literary equivalent of a little bit of candy after dinner. While I’ve always written (including a truly atrocious spy novella in high school), I spent almost a decade running an online Star Wars RPG- which was a huge writing jam between friends. While I guided some of the adventures,…

Posted in personal, writing
October 26, 2011

Why do I do this to myself?

My name is Whitney, and I’m a procrastinator. (Hi, Whitney) Time and time again, I start an ambitious project with a deadline and then keep convincing myself I still have time to finish it. This time, it’s two Halloween costumes that I have to have finished by Saturday afternoon. So far I’ve copied the pattern for the shirt (I spent $12 on that pattern, and it looks like one I’ll be able to use as they get older. So I’m not going to chop it up when they’re tiny). Tonight I’ll make the pattern for their vests and pants. (Want…

Posted in writing
October 20, 2011

Starting fresh

While browsing through my G+ circles, I found a link to this page- the Inkygirl Wordcount Challenge. With NaNoWriMo on the horizon, she created a slightly different challenge to help motivate people to keep up with their writing. Instead of 50,000 words over the span of the month of November, she set up a challenge where you can pick a daily wordcount that you’ll accomplish six times a week. That way you can still have a rough day or a busy day during the week and it won’t tank your confidence. There were three flavors of the challenge. 250 words,…