The Word: 4 Insights from My Writing Journey by Joshua Robertson

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

The Word: Things to consider before going indie/self-pub

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

CRITD: Beyond the Borders – What’s so important about it?

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?

CRITD: Beyond the Borders – What I submitted and what inspired O.W.L.S.

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.

What Did E.E.Cummings Do To Me?

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?