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Monday, November 5, 2012

I'M BACK

After a bad case of writer's block, I finally feel like the blockage has dispersed. A lot has happened in my few months away. I celebrated my 21st birthday in August, my sister is nearly back to normal from her burns, she also has a new boyfriend that even I approve of, new ideas for writing projects are in the works, more poems and songs have been written, and I finally feel confident in the progress of book 2 in the Mystic Hearts series. I hope to bring my readers even better concepts to my posts than I have in the past. I hope everyone had a superb and safe Halloween. Feel free to leave comments below.

Friday, June 15, 2012

WRITER'S BLOCK

I had this ailment for about a week recently. It wasn't the worst case of it I've experienced and didn't last as long as usual, but it's so depressing when it strikes. We as writers use writing for outlets and a week without writing can take its toll. Luckily, I reminded myself of what inspires me and the block faded slowly. I still am not up to par with my usual creative writing ability, but I am slowly making a comeback. This is why I haven't posted anything for awhile. I do apologize. Anybody have some interesting stories about writer's block and creative ways to overcome it?

Friday, June 1, 2012

AWKWARD MOMENTS ON THE ELEVATOR

Yes, I realize this is a weird concept for a post, but it happened to me today and I thought of what a lovely blog post this would make. It goes like this, you are going on the elevator alone and somebody comes up and joins you. You stand there in front of the buttons and each take a turn hitting the button, unless you're both going to the same floor. The door ten closes and you wait in silence while the elvator takes forever to climb just a few floors. There are two types of people at this point, the chatters and the quiet ones.

The chatters always make it awkward for the quiet ones. Those who are shy will usually either nod with a smile or give one word responses. When two chatters are on an elevator, you would swear they have been bestfriends for many years, despite the fact that they just met. They will talk up the entire time the elvator climbs or descends. Two quiet people on an elevator is pure silence. They both hope the other won't intiate conversation. You can hear a pin drop within that elevator.

Now, I can be either of these depending on my mood. This particular day, I wasn't in the mood for small talk. I'm in a hospital and on a mission. This woman walks up and joins me in the elevator. I silently sighed to myself. luckily, she was a quiet one. The silent wait in the elevator for one floor seemed to drag on and on. I could feel the awkwardness creeping up. I considered breaking the silence for a laugh, but I didn't want to risk her actually being an undercover chatter and making my mission take that much longer. The elvator opened and we both sighed to ourselves and went on our way. And that is what what i call an awkward moment in an elevator. However, there are many worse scenarios.

Friday, May 25, 2012

AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT- SOLITAIRE PARKE

Today, I have the honor of featuring Indie Author, Solitaire Parke! He has offered us a glimpse of his Horror/Thriller novel, "Vengeance of the Wolf!" A book sure to have you at the edge of your seat and turning each page with increasing suspense and anticipation. So without further ado, check it out!

MEET AUTHOR, SOLITAIRE PARKE

I have been avidly reading books of all kinds, but especially Science Fiction books since I was twelve years old. It was the author, Edgar Rice Burroughs, that really inspired me to become a writer. His style of writing spoke to me and evoked a passion for the written word. Throughout my life I have acquired a degree in Music Theory, a Masters in Photography and spent a decade and a half in Graphic and Web Design, but my love of writing never let up. I am currently pursuing my dream of becoming a full-time Author. I have written books ranging from Horror/Thriller to Science Fiction and Fantasy as well as Metaphysical and Poetry. I am also the proud owner of Tairobi…my Manx cat. He’s been a huge help in the writing process!

Friday, May 18, 2012

REVIEW FOR REVIEW

For any of my fellow indie writers reading this. If any of you are looking for a review and would be willing to do a review in return, let me know via email or simply comment on this post. I'm mostly into fiction, my dominant genres being fantasy, YA, and romance, but I'm open to most other genres. Also, keep in mind my two ebooks are fantasy and romance. If anyone is interested I wuld greatly appreciate it.

Monday, May 14, 2012

HEART TO HEART

As a writer of romance and fantasy with heavy romantic elements, I feel this is really my niche. I can't really write about dragons to you all on a blog everyday. If I could, I would. I love dragons. I wish I could own a dragon. Alas, dragons are not a part of this blog or my reality. My next best topic is something to do with romance.

Where I feel my best topic is right now is pride, for pride can keep a person from releasing the magical emotions from the depths of their hearts. Pride can be one of the hardest things to swallow, especially in a situation of extreme tension. But pride can cause a person to lose the one they love in an instant. It's good to have pride, but not too much of it.

It's something I have vowed to master, other than writing. Of course, I am still no expert and I am still very young. It will take many more years before I fully understand this concept. I wrote a poem about it.

Change

Like the leaves in the autumn season.
I was a rhyme without a reason.
I just can't strike this heavy feeling.
Or why my fate keeps sealing.
Before the dawn, the sun never rose.
Why it always rained, heaven knows.
I clung to this pride and wouldn't let go.

You came in like a hero to a foresaken soul.
Like the moon to the tide when it's full,
you became my heart's push and pull.
You showed me the error of my ways.
You led me to the path of brighter days.
Now it seems like before, I'm pushing you away.

I've fallen down to the darkest of sorrow.
Without you, I no longer look to tomorrow.
It amazes me how someone can reshape a whole life.
In your eyes, I saw a bright future where you removed this knife.
I now cling to this sadness and it chains me to never move forward.
All I want to do is make you the one goal I move toward.

So now I fight the darkness within.
Now I cast away regrets and sin.
Now I fight to finally break free,
so I can forge a future for you and me.
You blessed me and my thoughts did arrange.
Now I stand strong and tall on the road to change.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

BREAKING POINT

I'm sure everyone has gotten at least close to this point before. The weight of the world presses down on your shoulders and soon it feels like everyone is suddenly standing against you. At this point, it feels there is no way to relieve the pain and burning coming from within. You don't know whether you will burst into tears or explode on the next person who says something you find the least bit revolting. We've all been close to this point before, if not reached it.

The real question is, how do you prevent it? Is it as hopeless as trying to stop a volcano from erupting or a tornado from touching down and consuming all in its path? Obviously, holding the raw emotion within like a dam on a river won't work. The emotion will soon build and build and build until breaking is inevitable and unstoppable. There are methods of course to dealing with the emotions as they come, but does that work for everybody?

The only thing logical to do once you reach the point of breaking down is to be alone and let it all out. At least, that's what works for me. Other people might find company to be helpful. I find that writing and music help keep my emotions from running wild and breaking me down. Each one works as an outlet that calms me. other people find other ways. Any thoughts on this?