Advice

Popular Asshole Dog Breeds

In my non-writing life, I am a dog professional. I hang out with dogs of all varieties basically all day long every day. In this line of work, I have learned more than I never knew there was to know about dogs, including things like "how to express an anal gland" and "how to tell… Continue reading Popular Asshole Dog Breeds

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Advice, Rant

Dishwashers 101

And now for something completely different. I would have written a real post for today, except that the one I wrote last week had to be posted on Friday, and then yesterday what should have been a 3.5 hour drive turned into a 9.5 hour drive because I-90 decided to just be the absolute worst… Continue reading Dishwashers 101

Advice, Books, English major, Rant, Reviews

Liking Things That Aren’t Excellent

I've just finished reading Haunted by Chuck Palaniuk. It is the second novel of his that I've read (the first being Fight Club, which I have complained about before), and definitely my favorite of the two, as it has lead me to the conclusion that I quite like Chuck Palaniuk as a writer. His work isn't… Continue reading Liking Things That Aren’t Excellent

Absurdity, Advice, Writing

Prepping for NaNoWriMo

Weeeeelp, it's almost midnight on Sunday evening and I haven't come up with anything intelligent to write for Monday's post yet, so instead of trying to be cool and smart I'm just going to ramble for a bit about what my plans are for NaNoWriMo, and why you should totally join me and do it,… Continue reading Prepping for NaNoWriMo

Advice, Books, Characters, Movies, Musing, Writing

Fictional Real People

A couple months ago, I read The Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean. Getting through it took quite a bit of effort, which was disappointing because it's the source material for one of the most interesting films I've ever seen: Adaptation.. I have mentioned Adaptation before, and like all dutiful book-lovers I try to read movie source material… Continue reading Fictional Real People

Advice, Books, Writing

Stories With Terrible Epilogues

Even though I haven't the time or energy due to leaving for Dallas in approximately 18 hours (at the time of writing, which is Tuesday, because auto-posting is a glorious thing), we got another blog pact default this week, which means I am writing a bonus post. Geeee, thanks, Anne! I hope getting your MFA was… Continue reading Stories With Terrible Epilogues

Advice, Characters, Rant

Hair Color is Not Character Development

I've been doing a lot of very specific whining about things that people like lately, so I thought we'd take a break and talk about something else. For now, anyway. I mean. I am reading Cloud Atlas and I have Problems with it, so that might crop up here soonish, but today we are going… Continue reading Hair Color is Not Character Development