Wednesday on Writing: Why Do Word Processors Even Have Grammar Check?

A lot of people are not big fans of the grammar check function in word processors. Many wish they could turn it off, but many times, it's tied to the spell check function and that one is useful. Usually.  I will confess that I don't absolutely hate grammar check software. I don't think I'd miss … Continue reading Wednesday on Writing: Why Do Word Processors Even Have Grammar Check?

Wednesday on Writing: Imposter Syndrome

Imposter Syndrome can affect anyone in any part of their life, but I am going to focus here on what it means for a writer. First, what is Imposter Syndrome? It's the deep down feeling that you aren't a "real" writer. That what you have done, published, accomplished so far isn't good enough or important … Continue reading Wednesday on Writing: Imposter Syndrome

Chuck Wendig on the Starving Artist

We all have heard the Staving Artist Myth. You know- the writer or artist or creator who sits in a freezing attic, making a packet of ramen noodles last for a week's worth of meals, cold, hungry, alone, butĀ fulfilled. Oh, so romantic, right? No. At least not to me. But we are too often given … Continue reading Chuck Wendig on the Starving Artist

Wednesday Wanderings: Storm Clouds, Easter Island Bodies, Where Are the Aliens, and Life Advice from Over Sixty

Amazing video of the beauty of powerful storm clouds: Storm Clouds Those huge stone heads on Easter Island have bodies, too: Easter Island Statues Are we really alone out there? If not, where are all the aliens? This article takes a look at some of the possible explanations: Alien Life? Twenty Pieces of Advice from … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Storm Clouds, Easter Island Bodies, Where Are the Aliens, and Life Advice from Over Sixty

Wednesday Wanderings: Glass-Winged Butterfly, Star Trek Alphabet, Old Chalkboards, and Sci-Fi Quotes

The glass-winged butterfly has to be one of the coolest butterflies there is. Here are 15 pictures of this pretty insect: Glass-Winged Butterfly Here's an alphabet book for Star Trek fans to start their children off right. I was a bit disappointed that R was not for Redshirt, though: Star Trek Alphabet When they removed … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Glass-Winged Butterfly, Star Trek Alphabet, Old Chalkboards, and Sci-Fi Quotes

Wednesday Wanderings: Pool and Dominoes, Gaiman on Kindness, Beauty at a Border Crossing, and Sunset Ice Cave

I wouldn't actually call this a "trick shot," but it is pretty impressive. Must have taken a while to figure it all out and set up. The video quality is not good, but you can see what's happening: Pool and Dominoes More advice from the wise Neil Gaiman's tumblr, this time on being kind: Kindness … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Pool and Dominoes, Gaiman on Kindness, Beauty at a Border Crossing, and Sunset Ice Cave

Wednesday Wanderings: 5 Unsolved Life Mysteries, Advice from Calvin and Hobbes, Chinese Museums, and 8-bit Pixel Superheroes

Let's see what was interesting in the wide, wide Internet lately- A few of Life's little mysteries that remain unsolved (Langauge warining): http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-unsolved-mysteries-everyday-life-that-make-no-sense/ Need a little advice to get you through your life? Look no further than Calvin and Hobbes. Wise words here, my friends, wise words: http://bookriot.com/2012/02/06/sixteen-things-calvin-and-hobbes-said-better-than-anyone-else/ One thing China seems to do right … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: 5 Unsolved Life Mysteries, Advice from Calvin and Hobbes, Chinese Museums, and 8-bit Pixel Superheroes