I am not a finance blog, but (I have experience in paying off these damn loans and I might as well pass it on to the youngins who could benefit from this.) Firstly, go through the work to make your own long-term plan for payment. The plans offered by loan servicers are extraordinarily underwhelming if… Continue reading Paying Back Your Student Loans
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Major Update: September Edition
First order of business; I'm not dead! I know that the silence during August was not reassuring, but I needed a little time to do some reflecting and decide where to go next. So this is going to be different from my typical monthly goalsetting, in that I don't have goals to set for this… Continue reading Major Update: September Edition
July Updates & August Goals
New month, new goals! Or so we'd like to have, nice and neat each month. You'll notice that this came out at an unusual time this month, and that's due to Day Job Shenanigans. My day job went through a rough month again, as it did back in March, which means I didn't get as… Continue reading July Updates & August Goals
Ebooks VS Print: What’s The Difference?
A book is a book, some might say, but no two books have the same design considerations — and that goes for the same book when designed for different mediums! A book that will be laid out in ink and slotted on a shelf will not have the same design considerations as one stored on… Continue reading Ebooks VS Print: What’s The Difference?
Redemption Arcs: Atonement Over Punishment?
So, you've picked out a promising character for a redemption arc and you're excited to explore their emotional journey. Doing their story justice is of the utmost importance to you... but how do you do it "right?" How do you make the audience want it as much as you do? Since you're on the internet… Continue reading Redemption Arcs: Atonement Over Punishment?
Redemption Arcs: What Makes A Character “Redeemable”?
Redemption arcs are both much-beloved and much-reviled narrative arc. Audiences like rooting for people who actively try to do good in the world! This applies to protagonists who seem naturally inclined to virtue, but it applies just as strongly to characters with a spotty past, who struggle through their vices to improve anyway — because… Continue reading Redemption Arcs: What Makes A Character “Redeemable”?
How To Write Multiple Love Interests
Writing one believable love interest can be tricky enough on its own — writing more than one at once is an even more delicate balancing act. Whether you're writing the traditional love triangle, a more complicated series of potential suitors, or a polyamorous union, it takes time and care to make sure that each one… Continue reading How To Write Multiple Love Interests
Why You Want To Publish Should Change How You Publish
We're often taught that, if you complete a written work of anything at all, you have exactly two choices ahead of you. Do everything yourself and self-publish, or go big and aim to impress the big names. But you have more options than that in reality! And which option you should take should naturally follow… Continue reading Why You Want To Publish Should Change How You Publish
June Update & July Goals
New month, new goals! After all the excitement of May I needed a little time to wind down but low effort is by no means zero effort. With that said, let's see how I did on the goals I set for myself last month; • Five chapters of Frostbitten Prophet was a little ambitious when… Continue reading June Update & July Goals
How To Get Yourself Writing Again
Last week, I wrote about how writing at your own pace can be more effective than rushing yourself, and at the beginning of that article, I promised to address how to get yourself writing again if you haven't for a while. Because even when you're not pushing yourself to write constantly every day, making a… Continue reading How To Get Yourself Writing Again