Great Shows that Disappointed Us All

Great Shows that Disappointed Us All

It's pretty much a truism that TV shows peter out in their final years. Networks milk every ounce of life they can out of a show and then continue to bleed its zombified corpse to death. But hey, everyone gets a paycheck, right? Fortunately, this trend is slowing...

Find Your People — A Writing Tip by Katharine Ann Melton

Find Your People — A Writing Tip by Katharine Ann Melton

It took me over 20 years to write my first novel. The main reason was being too afraid to let anyone read it. I was always nervous that someone wouldn't like what I wrote, ending my dream of being an author. Do NOT be afraid. Find someone in your corner. They could be...

Last Ditch Effort – A Story of My Life

Last Ditch Effort – A Story of My Life

The house I grew up in was about a half-mile drive off the highway. By "highway," I mean a two-lane, back-water road between towns. And by "drive," I mean a pot-hole-infested dirt road. The kind that no matter how many times my siblings and I were forced to fill the...

Fantasy Worldbuilding for New Authors — by Kellie Doherty

Fantasy Worldbuilding for New Authors — by Kellie Doherty

Writing fantasy is a deep dive into a newly created culture and world, full of magic and mythological creatures. It’s a genre that allows for expansive and explosive creativity. This can be super exciting! It can also be rather daunting, especially for new writers....

51 Questions to Ask Beta Readers

51 Questions to Ask Beta Readers

There are no great authors that write a perfect first draft. Heck, there aren't any good authors who can do that. Every story goes through multiple revisions, and every author who's serious about writing a great story knows that editing is a significant part of the...

Complete History of Bon Jovi Albums Ranked

Complete History of Bon Jovi Albums Ranked

I've been a Bon Jovi fan for as long as I can remember. It all started with You Give Love a Bad Name, which was released somewhere around my sophomore year of high school. By the time the album New Jersey came out, I was hooked. I remember friends riding in my car,...

Happy to be Alone  — By El.Balone

Happy to be Alone — By El.Balone

I love being aloneSolitude keeps me saneI love staying in my little dark roomWhere I can keep all my fears and insecurities at bayI love being in the confines of my wallsWhere the only person I converse to is meSomehow loneliness isn't much of a bother to me. I love...

Little Mouse — by Ryan Williamson

Little Mouse — by Ryan Williamson

Mia knelt under the kitchen table in her She-Ra pajamas, resting her chin in her hands. She watched a knothole in the baseboard as Mama’s sewing machine purred like a giant kitten above her. The floor was cold, and the pawnshop space heater did little to fight the...

Don’t Pass Me By – A Story of My Life

Don’t Pass Me By – A Story of My Life

It was getting late, and we were bored. My buddy Jimmy and I were driving back to his house after a long hard day of doing nothing. Tonight, however, we had plans.  We were planning to get together with a few other friends and watch movies. I was...