The Emotional Rollercoaster

Just like in the picture above, I've gone on quite a few emotional rides while reading a good book. I've read fantastic books, where at the end I was left satisfied, but sad it was over. I've read horrible books, where I had to fight to finish it. I've even started a few, and just …

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Thoughts on Critiquing and Beta Reading (PT 5)

The Hunt Now that we know what to look for in a Beta Reader or Critique Partner, how do you go about getting one? Preferably a decent one. Ah...this is where it may become tricky. Because there isn't an easy answer. Many writers tend to develop friendships with other writers/readers over time, which can lead …

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Thoughts on Critiquing & Beta Reading (PT 1)

Do you want to know what a 'Beta Reader' is? Or why a 'Critique Partner' is a valuable asset for a writer to have? If you said yes, you are in good company. Come along as I attempt to answer these questions and maybe a few others. Am I qualified you may be wondering. As …

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Written Word✏️ vs. Spoken Word📢

'nuf said... Just kidding 😁 Shuffling up the well lit stage, I stood behind the podium. Sweat beaded along my brow as I gripped the edges of the podium. Leaning forwards, I whispered into the microphone. "Um...hi...uh, I'm A. Parramore. I love to write, but hate to speak. That is all." Exhaling, I turn to …

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Missions Complete 🌏💫🌠

Most considered their destination idyllic. In a rusted metal ship, they steered their precious cargo. Swerving past stars, engines set to maximum. Seeking a place, any place, a refuge where they could finally stop. Interior senors flash, a planet approached with potential. Onward they set course, the tired crew filled with hope. Nervous they land, …

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