The Sense of Style by Steven Pinker is the first book of his that I've read, but I already have an academic crush on him from his euphemism treadmill concept. A style manual is not the kind of thing I usually write about and this isn't really a review; it's a review-ish, which we'll talk… Continue reading Book Review-ish: The Sense of Style
Image by PublicDomainPictures from Pixabay At various points along the way in my 3 1/2 years of blogging, I've wondered if I'll ever run out of things to write about. It hasn't happen yet, and it's not going to happen anytime soon, but I do still occasionally wonder if there is, in fact, a finite well of material… Continue reading Is There a Finite Well of Blogging Material?
English is a strange. Recently I was reading a post by Claudette of Writer of Words, and Angie of King Ben's Grandma had left a comment about how one might use the word combobulated, which presumably exists because you can say someone is discombobulated. I wondered something similar not long ago about disgruntled/gruntled, and apparently,… Continue reading English Can Be a Rather Strange Language
I thought I'd give you another update about how things are coming along with A Brief History of Stigma. This is one of two cover concepts I'm flip-flopping back and forth between. Both involve the cage idea, but the other one is about leaving the cage rather than being in it. The skeleton of the… Continue reading A Brief History of Stigma: A Writing Update
The blogosphere is a wonderful place to share our thoughts with other bloggers. But there are lots of other ways to share your writing with the world. Have you thought of branching out into other areas and taking your writing outside of your blog? My own writing When I first started blogging in 2017, I… Continue reading Have You Thought About Writing Outside Your Blog?
This post comes at the request of Melissa of ZeroSpace, who wanted to about the how my writing journey began and how I got to where I am now. Before I started blogging in 2017, I didn’t spend a lot of time online, and I wasn't into social media at all. I really had no… Continue reading My Writing and Self-Publishing Journey
Before we get into the post, I'll quickly answer the title question about how long blog posts should be. They should be however long you want them to be, and don't let anyone tell you otherwise. Now that we've got that out of the way, let's chat about some factors that might come into play.… Continue reading How Long Should Blog Posts Be?
Here Until I'm Gone Here Until I’m Gone: 40 Poems About Trauma, Illness, And The Inevitability Of Death is a booklet of poetry by Mio Angelo of Mentally Ill in America. The poems capture the challenges of living with chronic mental illness, including dealing with the ignorance of others. He writes about finding healing from… Continue reading Review: Here Until I’m Gone (& Thoughts on Therapeutic Writing)
Bloggers write — that's what we do. But I'm guessing there are a great many differences in the way we write, regardless of what we write about. Here's a look at my writing process, and I'm curious to know about yours. Where do you write? In term of physical location, I write in my bedroom,… Continue reading What’s Your Writing Process?
As bloggers, we play with words. Some of them are more fun quirky than others. Here are a few of the interesting ways we use words. The pond that separates us Despite speaking the same language, there are a lot of differences between British-speak and American-speaking, with Canadian-speak thrown in there somewhere in between. Blogging… Continue reading The Interesting Ways That We Use Words