14 Things I Learned My First Time Cosplaying

I'm counting down the days to Tekko-- it's just about a week away! I'm already getting those pre-adventure jitters I always get before vacations. This past February, I attended my first convention and cosplayed for the first time. Here's a list of some lessons I learned while planning, creating, and wearing my cosplay costumes. Start … Continue reading 14 Things I Learned My First Time Cosplaying

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Going on a Disney Cruise as an Adult

When you think of Disney, two things usually come to mind: magical characters and children. When my neighbors invited my family on a Disney cruise to celebrate a birthday, only one thought came to my mind: So...many...children. If you know me in person, you know I'm not the biggest fan of kids. It's not that … Continue reading Going on a Disney Cruise as an Adult

First Impressions of the Wonderful World of Anime

I have some exciting news-- I'm going to a con! No, I won't be donning a black ski mask and stealing diamonds. I mean a con where people of all ages and all fandoms come together at a convention center. I'm talking about a comic-con, and it will be my first one.  This one is centered … Continue reading First Impressions of the Wonderful World of Anime

Review: Carrie Fisher, Wishful Drinking

It's important to understand icons we've lost. Carrie Fisher, better known as Princess Leia, or Debbie Reynold's daughter, tells it like it is in her memoir, Wishful Drinking. Her raunchy language and blunt descriptions lead the reader in all different kinds of directions. She doesn't skirt around the horrible events of her life; instead, she … Continue reading Review: Carrie Fisher, Wishful Drinking

Tips for Creating Character Boards on Pinterest

Authors are weird characters. Sometimes, we like to see everything that's tucked away in our minds before we start writing. That is why those of us who use Pinterest create boards for our novels and for each of our individual characters. I wrote separate post about creating Story Boards. Character boards are also a great … Continue reading Tips for Creating Character Boards on Pinterest

Tips for Creating Story Boards on Pinterest

If you're a writer, have a Pinterest account, and haven't added anything about your novels, then you're not doing Pinterest right. Many authors on the site create Story Boards, and there are plenty of benefits to this. It helps you plan your story out. If you're still in the middle of writing your book, a … Continue reading Tips for Creating Story Boards on Pinterest