Why White Men Might Be Pissed Off

I’m just taking a stab in the dark here, but I think I might know why white men might be pissed off—at EVERYBODY, including other white men. Imagine this scenario: You are told that you are the root of all that is evil in the world—sexual objectification, racism, oppression, economic inequality, and every other –ism,Continue reading “Why White Men Might Be Pissed Off”

Change (in the House of [Butter] Flies)

I keep hearing people who love metal music telling me that it bores them these days. It’s not the same. The market is oversaturated with Djent or Metalcore or [put overdone subgenre here]. Good news is, I’ve heard this complaint before in other genres and they’ve survived and thrived after the fact. I have aContinue reading “Change (in the House of [Butter] Flies)”

My Sweet Shadow, To You I Look No More

I had talked about metal music and recalling unpleasant memories in an earlier post. Wouldn’t you know it, I had the most vivid, controlled recall of my life a few days ago. I was alone, almost as if the part of my mind that controlled access to those memories had read the post, and IContinue reading “My Sweet Shadow, To You I Look No More”

Current Work(s) In Progress

Having a Sanguine writer’s personality, I’ve discovered that I must have multiple writing projects going on at the same time or I will despair of ever completing anything. Though I am a dramatic and accomplished story teller, I am easily bored with the nuts and bolts of writing and I can be derailed if IContinue reading “Current Work(s) In Progress”

Rage With the Beast

I’ve been asking myself why metal music makes me shiver. Particular songs just make my skin prickle and bring such intense, all-over pleasure that it has caused me to question some fundamental understandings about myself. I asked my son about this and he told me, “You’re getting in touch with your rage.” He should know.Continue reading “Rage With the Beast”

Genre of Choice: Paranormal Fantasy & Horror

Even as a small child, I was fascinated by the forbidden. I was the geek in the corner of the room with her nose in a tome of The Tales of the Brothers Grimm. Even with the sanitized endings, I knew the stories told of gruesome things. The story of Bluebeard was my favorite. MyContinue reading “Genre of Choice: Paranormal Fantasy & Horror”

Advice to Newbies

As an author, copy and content editor, former publisher, and a former board member of the Baltimore Writers’ Alliance, I have given this advice to a number of aspiring AND established writers. Suggestion One: Keep writing, save everything, even if you think it’s crap. Get the word count under your belt because it is theContinue reading “Advice to Newbies”

Character Sketch: Laney Brennan

I build characters in my head. I talk to them and sometimes I answer out loud. My kids think I’m crazy. They’re right but not for the reasons they think. I hate doing character sketches where I sit down and write everything out. I feel overwhelmed as I try to figure out if it’s meContinue reading “Character Sketch: Laney Brennan”