Recently I went through a purge of sorts. It started when I sat down to do something on my laptop and randomly decided to look through a couple overstuffed folders in my file cabinet. One of these was my “writing stuff” folder, where I file handouts and such relating to writing in general. (Stuff relating… Continue reading The Great Purge
A while ago I wrote a blog post responding to something on Speculative Faith. Yesterday, I read another good post on there, and felt compelled to respond to it. So in this post, they talk about anti-fan behavior, and how some anti-fans “make a cottage industry out of despising that franchise,” as well as what… Continue reading The Scary World of Fandoms (Response to Why Are Fans Turning Against Their Favorite Franchises?)
So last weekend I went to Realm Makers for the second time. Even though it was my second time, I was really nervous about it. What is it about events like this that make me so nervous? I honestly don’t know. I feel like I shouldn’t find meeting fellow authors intimidating, even if they are… Continue reading Realm Makers 2018
So the other day, I was listening to “Let It Go” for probably the millionth time – cause, well, I just love Frozen — and that got me thinking about how, when I first saw Frozen, I related a lot more to Elsa, even though Anna is positioned as the protagonist of the film. She’s… Continue reading When The Protagonist is NOT the Favorite
It’s New Year’s Eve as I write this. As this last week of the year dawned, I found myself in a pensive mood, thinking about the new year ahead, and things I wanted to accomplish. But there’s also this year to think about, the one that has just passed. This year, I: Participated in three… Continue reading Looking To The New Year
I love dance, and I love Paris. So when I first saw the trailers for a little animated movie called Leap! (known as Ballerina outside the U.S.), I was completely taken in, and just had to see it when it came out. The movie is about a girl named Félicie who loves to dance and… Continue reading Why Do You Dance?
This morning I read a post on Speculative Faith where the writer, Nicholas Tieman, examines a quote by G.K. Chesterton, how it’s paraphrased by Neil Gaiman in his book Coraline, and then how that applies to The Doctor from Doctor Who. The quote from Chesterton is as follows: What the fairy tale provides for him [the… Continue reading Not Safe, But He’s Good (Most of the Time) – A Response to “Abandoned by The Lonely God”
So this last weekend I went to Realm Makers, a conference for Christian speculative fiction writers. It was my first time going to it, not to mention only my third writing conference ever (after the San Diego Christian Writers’ Guild conference in 2009 and the Central Coast Writers’ Conference in 2014) and the first I’d… Continue reading Realm Makers 2017