Once You Choose Your Blogging Niche, Can You Change It Later?
When you’re starting out writing online, the conventional wisdom is you must choose a niche right away. This niche isn’t only the general topic that you want to focus your writing on, but should also be the specific subjects at which you can write the best. Then, you pick a name for your blog or […]
The Importance of a Muse to a Writer
There must be a purpose when you write. It shouldn’t only be the topic that you wish to cover. Some of the best writing that I’ve encountered, whether my own or others, was a product of simply writing for a purpose besides covering one or more specific things. There are so many things that deserve […]
Five Warning Signs of a Bad Literary Agent
Can a Bad Literary Agent Be Worse Than No Agent At All? Finding a literary agent to pitch your book to publishing houses is a major step forward in getting your book into print. Many publishers will not accept unsolicited queries from authors without an agent. So, finding a reputable agent is extremely important. This […]
Gaming Gems – Raptor: Call of the Shadows
Raptor: Call of the Shadows was one of my favorite PC games growing up. It was a top-down vertical scrolling shooter by Apogee Software & Cygnus Studios from 1994. Sure, I probably wasted far too many hours playing it, but it was fun! It’s similar to another classic game called Major Stryker, which I also […]
Road trips are one of my all-time favorite pastimes. Adventures on roads less traveled are even more my favorites. Back roads often provide the most inspiring memories, but oftentimes less for the remarkable scenery and landmarks than the company shared between family, dear friends, and special loved ones. The conversations shared range from small talk, […]
Life is Not a Grade
I wrote a version of this piece for a Junior English writing assignment back in 2003. It has since been revised for clarity while still retaining the original flavor and essence of the piece. We’re taught in school to be responsible young adults. So, forgetting your English folder on a Friday morning, one in which […]
What Makes a Person Truly Beautiful?
What does it truly mean to be beautiful? When I was younger, I was quite naive about the nature of true beauty. I don’t consider myself at all a superficial sort of person. But, if one major flaw can be found in my character, it would be that I’ve often fallen far too easily for […]
Is Everything That is Written Literature?
As someone who has written on thousands of subjects in many different niches over the years, I’ve amassed quite a writing archive. It occurred to me recently that I wasn’t sure what was worthy of carrying forward into my present. Tending to be one to go down rabbit holes on a whim, I started digging […]