This post was inspired by Kourtney Heintz's list of the Best 100 Novels, a challenge initiated by Nathan Bransford, on his own blog. I've been in need of a fun activity, just to get my head into a healthier place than it's been over the last several weeks. Sure, I wrote a story based on … Continue reading 100 Best(?) Books
Metro 2033 (Метро 2033) tells the story of the 40,000 survivors who escaped to the subway tunnels of the Metro beneath Moscow when nuclear conflict escalated to war between Russia and the United States in 2018. For the survivors, life went on, in a fashion. Precious ammunition counts as currency in the Metro, where people … Continue reading People of a Post-Nuclear Russia: The ‘Metro 2033’ Series
I wish I didn't care whether other people like my stories or not. I wish I didn't care about reader responses or hit statistics or any of that pointless crap. I wish I could tear out this part of me that does care, if only so I wouldn't feel like such a useless, no-talent shit … Continue reading I wish. I wish. I wish.
April 20 is the birthday of sweetpea Alawa, the wolf my family adopted/sponsors at Wolf Conservation Center. She is six years old today! We first learned about Alawa via 4amwriter's "Save El Lobo Writing Competition", which put out the challenge to write an original piece showcasing wolves in a positive light, as both a learning … Continue reading Howling
Last week, Kate Johnston, AKA 4amwriter, posted a writing contest on her blog. The contest involved writing a 250-word (max) story featuring wolves in a positive or hopeful light. Three entrants will be chosen as winners by Kate's panel of judges on April 10, 2017. It had been a while since I'd participated in a … Continue reading Giving Makes Me Feel Good