Halloween is 100 days away; the first day of fall still has two months to go. Yet the past few weeks have brought the first whisperings of spooky, autumnal vibes into stores. I’ve already heard some complaints about how “summer has barely started” or “it isn’t even October”, but—as someone devoted to this holiday—I… Continue reading 5 Reasons to Shop Halloween in Summer
For the longest time, I figured when it came time to query, I’d rely on a good old-fashioned spreadsheet. Something about the rows of cold, hard data appealed to me. When I learned about QueryTracker, a site dedicated to helping querying writers find agents and publishers for their work and making it easier than… Continue reading Is QueryTracker Premium Worth It?
While apps may make it easier than ever to meet and hook-up with any and every one to find a good match, to have casual fun, or to go out for a little while and then part amicably, that isn’t always the case. If we talk enough about people who are out every weekend… Continue reading Are You a Serial Monogamist?
If you’re interested in or pondering a Masters of Fine Arts degree but write genre, it can often feel like the odds are stacked against you. This can be disheartening which can then lead to the titular question of this blog—“Is the MFA useless for genre writers?” I’ll do my best, using my experience… Continue reading Is the MFA Useless for Genre Writers?
One of the most difficult aspects of moving out on your own or upsizing from a college dorm or shared house to a more “adult” apartment is furnishing that space. After all, your childhood bedroom can only provide so much. Additionally, as we mature, our tastes, needs, and wants for a living environment also… Continue reading How to Furnish Your First Apartment
Generally, in my almost fifteen years of experience, I’ve come to discover there are three types of writers. Drafters spend the most time in the development, brainstorming, and first draft stage of a project. Editors focus on the small details in a text, constantly tweaking this word or that. Revisionists, on the other hand,… Continue reading 10 Tips for Ruthless Revision
On March 9, 2020, I came home from my trip to San Antonio for AWP. On March 11, another TA asked me: “How did it feel to go to the last conference ever?” Then, on March 12, with no classes or reason to be on campus, I stayed home…And the university decided all classes… Continue reading My Isolation Survival Guide
Why, yes, this blog title’s is based off of One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish. I won’t be giving ideas for fun things to do, but discussing the types of dates that we sometimes fall into. These may occur at any stage of dating or during a relationship, and the level of… Continue reading Real Date, Zoom Date, Errand Date, Room Date
I’m not saying that dating apps killed romance as it was largely known, but, well, let’s say for every rose you’ll get a handful of thorns. For many people, dating apps such as Tinder, Bumble, or Hinge are the easiest and most popular way to meet, match, and date. Whether they’ve just moved to… Continue reading 5 Questions to Ask Yourself before Using Dating Apps
I’m what you might call a “long-term, repeat user” of digital dating. Back in 2012, I would write about my exploits with online dating and offer advice. Here I am doing it again. Since 2019, I’ve been using a variety of dating apps to chat and meet people, and escape reality. When I left… Continue reading My Experiences with 5 Dating Apps