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A Rant: Writing in Present Tense is Garbage

A while back, I was looking for a couple young adult books and came across a book called The Girl with Many Gifts. It was highly praised and I considered picking it up, but I realized to my horror after reading the first few paragraphs, that the whole thing was in present tense. At first,…

The Biggest Mistake that New Writers Can Make

For all the positives of self publishing, the one big negative is that there are many things writers end up needing to navigate on their own. Unfortunately, it seems there are too many writing publications out there more interested in producing articles about liberal SJW opinions as opposed to actual writing advice. At the Uprising…

Book Review: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep

While it may be breaking a cardinal rule of reviewing books—because it’s been years since I’ve read this book, I have a very good reason for reviewing it. I also don’t plan on reviewing too many classics on this blog. However, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep (DADOES) by Philip K. Dick has some very…

The Best Language Learning Tools

A few months ago, I wrote an article on why every writer should learn a foreign language. The reality is, it gives writers a perspective they wouldn’t have otherwise. Learning a new language is a way to get into the mind of someone you don’t understand and for a writer, that is what it takes…

5 Awesome Tools for Writers

The biggest thing that sucks about being a writer today is all the constant distractions. It’s easy for writers today to have quite the love hate relationship with technology. In the spirit of making life as a 21st century writer a little easier, here are my 5 favorite tools for writers to help you become…

Why Writers Should Learn a Foreign Language

It’s now been a year since I began my journey with languages. I can see my goal, being fluent in Dutch in sight. I’ve learned a lot about the Dutch language and culture. But what I did not expect, was to have such a new perspective on my own language and a new understanding of…

Best Free Novel Writing Software

With NanoWrioMo season nearly upon us, it’s time for many of us to start thinking about the novels we’ll be writing in November. While mapping out a plot and characters are likely to be on every NanoWriMo contestant’s mind, writing software can be a great investment to help you reach your 50,000 word goal. If…