********Trigger warning: This post is not about politics!********* I have never been a part of the in-crowd; not in high school nor in the rural area where I grew up and started a family. This was certainly not for the lack of effort on my part either. But honestly, how much drinking, repetitive activity, and … More

Use It or Lose It

I listen to podcasts at the gym, the only time I can listen to them without constant interruptions, and so my attention is drawn away from the mundane discomforts of necessary exercise. My three current interests in podcast subject matter include languages, history, and literature. If you want to learn a language without spending a … More Use It or Lose It

World Building

So I decided to write a young adult dystopian fiction book. This is something new to someone who has specialized in non-fiction piecework for my entire adult life. One of the first things I have had to learn is how to build a fictional world for my characters to live in. It was a daunting … More World Building