Posted in Villain School 101

Villain School 101 — The One About Clichés

good morning, cyberspace!

With all the story excitement buzzing around me lately — what with me actually finishing the second draft of everlost (and also having a real live human actually read it hahahahahahahaha #help) and already diving straight into some minor-ish revisions (someone please help me.) — I’ve been finding myself thinking a lot about the craft of building a story.

Relatable heroes, witty (and at times slightly corny) dialogue, vivid storyworlds, understandable and heart-wrenching character arcs. . . These are but a few of the necessary ingredients in the delicious cherry pie that is a good book. But above all these things — sitting high and proud upon the perfectly blended crust — is my personal, completely unbiased favorite — the ice cream.

Or, as it is more commonly known to the average mortal man — VILLAINS. Continue reading “Villain School 101 — The One About Clichés”

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Posted in Writer's Life

everlost.

good morning, cyberspace

and yadda yadda yadda —

I FINISHED EVERLOST.

As of 3:11 pm on April 9th, everlost’s second draft is complete.

BOOM.

*vultures exploding*

*pitchforks dancing*

*babies screaming*

*one kenzie dying*

I know. I know. This is shocking. You’re shocked. That vulture is shocked. I am currently in a state of severe shock that is prohibiting wordly things from coming out of my mouth holes and fingers.

BASICALLY WE’RE ALL OF THE SHOCKED, YES?

I don’t even know where to begin explaining this. My brain feels like a fried maggot meatloaf. I am a burning marshmallow. The world is my oyster.

words no longer exist for me. Continue reading “everlost.”

Posted in Character Interviews

Let’s Chat! – The End of March Hare Madness (feat. the cast of everlost)

This episode of Let’s Chat! is brought to you by Hertz Ice Cream.

Hertz Ice Cream. Ice cream so good it Hertz.



Kenzie: Good morning, Cyberspace, and welcome back to yet another illustrious episode of Let’s Chat! As usual, I have some very special guests with me this morning, who I am sure are super excited to be here today. Ladies and gentleman, boys and girls, please put your non-existent hands together once more for the glorious, the wondrous, the inconceivably magnificent cast of everlost!

*children screaming*

*woman fainting*

*one man sobbing*

Thao: Wow.

Kenzie: Thank you. Thank you. That will be quite enough, everyone. *turns towards the interview bench* Ah yes. Thank you all so very much for coming. As I’m sure you’re already quite aware, today marks a very significant milestone in each of our careers. Today — this beautiful, wonderfully bright Tuesday — marks the very day that March Hare Madness officially ends. Continue reading “Let’s Chat! – The End of March Hare Madness (feat. the cast of everlost)”

Posted in Character Interviews, Writer's Life

March Hare Madness! – Week Four: The End. . .?

good morning, cyberspace!

Ladies and gentleman, boys and girls, cookies and creme puffs, cyborgs and androids — welcome one and all to the grande finale of the glorious, the wondrous, the most amazing and spectacular event of 2018 — March Hare Madness!

I know, I know. This comes as quite the shock to you all. After all (this is too many all’s in one paragraph. . .), March only started a few short weeks ago. It can’t possibly be over yet. Not now. Not right when we’re beginning to get into the swing of Spring.

But alas, my friends. It is true. March, though we love it dearly, is ending, and March Hare Madness shall end along with it.

And boy am I grateful.

I don’t know about you guys, but I am getting ex-trem-ely bored of all these March Hare Madness updates. It’s the exact same thing every. single. week. There’s no diversity. No off-beat. No enticing rhythm. I’m over here snoozing and growing a few grey hairs because I have to write yet another post on how my writerly week went. (or didn’t go. aha. [we’ll get into that later.])

It’s just ew. I want this to be over with. And thankfully, this is the last week! (sort of?)

HUZZAH!

So! Let’s just get this over with, shall we? I’ve got an awesome interview due next Tuesday, and after that, we can finally get back to the usual fun and spontaneity that happens in this tiny corner of Cyberspace. Continue reading “March Hare Madness! – Week Four: The End. . .?”

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March Hare Madness! – Week Three: i did a thing.

good morning, cyberspace!

Guys! Guys! GUYS!!!!

Guess what.

I did a thing. A really, really cool thing. A SuPeR cool thing, in fact.

. . .

I finished part one of March Hare Madness.

*insert intense and dramatic squealing here* Continue reading “March Hare Madness! – Week Three: i did a thing.”

Posted in Character Interviews, Writer's Life

March Hare Madness! – Week Two: Hatchdays and Time Change and Writing, OH MY!

good afternoon, cyberspace!

And welcome to Week Two of March Hare Madness! As it happens, I completely forgot to write this blog post over the course of the weekend/Monday like I normally do, and am now sitting at the computer, trying to hash this out on Tuesday morning/afternoon.

Right before this smudge is supposed to be uploaded. So. Be prepared for mass amounts of typos and awful sentence structures, peasants.

But anyway, enough dilly-dallying. We’ve got a lot of ground to cover in regards to all of the wonders that have happened this past week, so let’s dive straight into the smudge, okay? Okay. Continue reading “March Hare Madness! – Week Two: Hatchdays and Time Change and Writing, OH MY!”

Posted in Character Interviews, Writer's Life

March-Hare Madness! – Week One: The Humble Beginnings (feat. the cast of everlost)

good afternoon, cyberspace!

And welcome to Week One of the glory that is March Hare Madness!!! I am honestly SO excited to share this whole experience with all of you (and have even recruited some of you to join me??? whaaaaaaat…?) and cannot wait to begin.

So let’s jump right into all of the action, shall we? Continue reading “March-Hare Madness! – Week One: The Humble Beginnings (feat. the cast of everlost)”

Posted in The Smudged Thoughts PictoPrompter

The Smudged Thoughts PictoPrompter! – Episode IV

good morning, cyberspace!

And welcome to the fourth ever SMUDGED THOUGHTS PICTOPROMPTER!!! Now, I know that I haven’t uploaded any of these in forever (and i’m also aware that this is exactly what I said the last time) BUT.

Now that I am off Hiatus, and Christmas isn’t just around the corner, and NaNoWriMo hasn’t sapped all the energy out of my skeleton like some kind of ferocious energy sapper (someone help me, i’m drowning here…)I am ready to continue the adventure.

And I really hope you guys are, too!

So without further ado, let’s jump right into it, shall we? Continue reading “The Smudged Thoughts PictoPrompter! – Episode IV”

Posted in Writer's Life

March-Hare Madness! – An Announcement

good morning, cyberspace!

has anyone else ever noticed that I NEVER post these things in the morning anymore . . .? no? just me?

ANYWAY. I’ve got a bit of an unusual post for all of you today, (because there’s such a thing as usual posts around here. i swear. they totally exist.) and though I absolutely DESPISE writing update posts (#BORING), today I am making an exception.

A very rare exception, mind you. This shall never happen again. (lies)

HOWEVER, despite my supreme disgust and boredom of writing update posts, there happens to be something BIG shifting within my writerly stars this next month — something that I’m really, really excited about sharing with you all.

And no. I am not getting published. That kind of a shift would rip gargantuan wormholes through the fabric of the space-time continuum, my friends.

Instead, today, I am going to be sharing with you a little project that I’m about to put into motion. Or, should I say, a big project.

Because it’s big.

It’s huge

BELIEVE ME, PEASANTS. Continue reading “March-Hare Madness! – An Announcement”

Posted in Reasons and Things

Ten Types Of Blog(ger)s That Are Probably Waddling Around In Your Blog Feed Right This Instant

good morning, Cyberspace!

Today, we are going to be talking about bloggers. And not just any old bloggers — alllll of the bloggers.

Or at least all of the bloggers that I can think of straight off the bat. Because that is a totally thorough and exhaustive interpretation of every single blogger of ever, so if you’re a blogger and do not see yourself anywhere on this list, then technically you don’t even exist and should probably consult your imaginary friends for help.

There are literally a TON more bloggers out there in the universe than what’s on this list, but since I am basically just a smol bean sprout with literally no drive to do anything, I’m just going to take a dramatic stab in the dark with my rusty pitchfork and list off a few of them. Particularly the blogs that you are most likely following right this instant. Because I am a psychic.

And also a wizard.

And as a bonus, I’m willing to bet that YOU happen to fall underneath one (or more…?) of these categories yourself! So if you’re looking for some further enlightenment of who you truly are, then keep reading, my friends. Deeper understanding is only a few clicks away.

(disclaimer: this list is not sarcastic in any way, shape, or form, and should be taken at the highest level of seriousness you — a human — are possibly capable of) Continue reading “Ten Types Of Blog(ger)s That Are Probably Waddling Around In Your Blog Feed Right This Instant”