Category Archives: research

What I Learned at a Book Fest

now playing on my laptop: Alaska by Mogli (thanks Kristin) I recently attended the Southern Kentucky Book Fest in Bowling Green and had a fantastic time. In addition to wandering around in dragon themed leather armor and heading to White Squirrel … Continue reading

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Bucket List for Writers

currently playing on my laptop: Nothing because I needed some silence today Do you have a bucket list—a bunch of things you must do before you kick the bucket? I do. I revise it each year on New Year’s Eve … Continue reading

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My Favorite Weapons

currently playing on my laptop: Ghosting mixtape  Well I should begin this post with Wit as #1 fave weapon to fight the darkness, the baddies, the foul-intentioned fools of this world. But if I’m honest I really love a nice, big … Continue reading

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Character Study

currently playing on my laptop: Lucky by Aurora Last week when I was in Frothy Monkey (a local coffee shop), I began studying the faces around me. This is a writer thing. I am not original in this. But I … Continue reading

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Headed to Japan

currently playing on my laptop: Endless Rain by X Japan In less than two months, I’m off on an adventure to faraway Japan. It’ll be my first trip and I’m researching the heck out of the place because I’m nerd … Continue reading

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What a Samurai and a Stingray Have in Common

currently playing on my laptop: The Beach by The Neighbourhood I’ve been indulging my not-so-inner history nerd of late. The Frist Center of Visual Arts here in Nashville currently houses a load of rad samurai stuff. Armor made of silk, paper, … Continue reading

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Worldbuilding: Create a Historical Background

currently playing on my laptop: Cruel World by Phantogram Recently, Tehlor Kinney (@tehlorkay) tweeted about the importance of worldbuilding with careful consideration to the background on such cultural topics as food, clothing, and so forth. It was a great thread … Continue reading

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