I've said it many times before, too much perhaps, how writing began as a therapy for me. I came across a blog post that made many good points toward the subject of writing and therapy. I've never hidden that I have been in therapy, I call it mental maintenance, and it was suggested to me … Continue reading The Word: Writing Can Be Therapy…Truth!
At nine years old, I walked home from school each day to hunch over my wooden desk and furiously write a horror story on the wide-ruled paper of a notepad. I included elements of friendship and love, mystery and adventure, and the haunting images from my too-active imagination. I finished the short tale over a … Continue reading The Word: 4 Insights from My Writing Journey by Joshua Robertson
Before Publishing Before you ever step forward with your finished manuscript there are choices to be made. Are you going to self-publish or submit to a publishing house? What the hell does it mean to be a hybrid? What's a vanity press? I hope today's post helps answer some of your questions. Self-publish: Self-publishing means … Continue reading The Word: Things to consider before going indie/self-pub
When I was first approached to guest post for my good friend L, I said to myself; Oh shit what am I going to talk about? Dammit, Tann! I promised her that she would have something to her that very night, but of course, that promise went unfulfilled because, at the time, I was continuing … Continue reading The Word: Indie Advice From Bryan Tann
It's not just this book alone that is important, but the entire Crossroads in the Dark anthology series that is. Why? They are charitable. This edition marks the fifth installment of the series and it's raising money for St. Jude's Hospital. All the work that goes on behind-the-scenes (cover services, formatting, editing, and any/all that … Continue reading CRITD: Beyond the Borders – What’s so important about it?
The next anthology in the Crossroads in the Dark series is coming soon. I submitted my story O.W.L.S., which is a sci-fi story. I've wanted to do something dealing with aliens for a long time but I wasn't sure if I'd be able to, but I made it work. This particular story revolves around a … Continue reading CRITD: Beyond the Borders – What I submitted and what inspired O.W.L.S.
Let me begin with introducing who EE Cummings is, first. Born on October 14, 1894, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, E.E.Cummings went on to become an innovative poet known for his lack of stylistic and structural conformity, as seen in volumes like Tulips and Chimneys and XLI Poems. After self-publishing for much of his career, he eventually found wide … Continue reading What Did E.E.Cummings Do To Me?