It's that time of year again. Sandwiched between chilly March and warm May is the soggy month of April, and poets everywhere rejoice! If I could have voted, I would have put national poetry month in July. This way, cocktails, and beach chairs would have been part of this list, but I digress. I want to focus on 10 Ways to Support National Poetry Month. National poetry month … [Read more...] about 10 Ways to Support National Poetry Month
Will AI Take Over Writing in the Future?
Will AI Take Over Writing? Will AI take over writing in the future? Will it be able to write as well as humans? Will AI be able to create the great American novel? I asked these questions in the writing community on Twitter and got a lot of "no way," "impossible," and "never" answers from my followers. The root of their argument is that machines have no feelings; therefore, … [Read more...] about Will AI Take Over Writing in the Future?
How to become a poet in 9 steps
This subject is like touching the 3rd rail of poetry. A mob of angry poets will show up at my door tomorrow with torches and pitchforks and tell me how wrong I am for writing this article. Addressing this seems ever more important, though. I see people, poets posting on social media, posting good poetry, but thinking they are not poets. Being a poet has become a thing, and in … [Read more...] about How to become a poet in 9 steps
Gain Confidence in Your Writing!
I always get emails from writers who are self-conscious about their writing. It's always a little difficult to let someone else into your writing, but you can't let that hold you back. Even though writing can be lonely, your work needs to be out there. The point of writing is to have someone read what you've written. There are several ways to gain your confidence. Some … [Read more...] about Gain Confidence in Your Writing!
Top 10 Horror Magazines
Here is our list of the Top 10 Horror Magazines. Everyone needs a little more horror in their lives, and finding a list of horror magazines on the web is getting more difficult. We have a long list of horror magazines here. These are ever-changing, though, and it’s hard to keep up with magazines coming and going. To that end, we have decided to list the top 10 horror magazines … [Read more...] about Top 10 Horror Magazines
5 Scariest Horror Movies of all Time
5 Scariest Horror Movies of all Time In October I watch 1 horror movie per day. Usually I make a list of 30 movies, many I have never seen, but there are certain favorites that I always go back to every year. Some of the movies on my list are really scary, and some are not so scary. I just love watching horror films in October. This year I decided to find the movies I felt … [Read more...] about 5 Scariest Horror Movies of all Time
Living and Writing in Sri Lanka
First of all, thanks for having me on this fabulous blog and asking me whether I could contribute a guest post on writing (and living) in Sri Lanka. Now for the boring part: You’ll need a short overview of who I am and why I’m here to really understand my blog post. Alright then, are you up for some whiplash-inducing continent hopping? Background info on my connection to … [Read more...] about Living and Writing in Sri Lanka
When We Deny Ourselves Words, We are Committing Self-Harm
We have all experienced the dreaded stagnation, avoidance, guilt, panic, and/or anxiety filled [panged!] procrastination of finding that we somehow have gone days, weeks, or even months without completing a book. Further, for the writers out there, when we halt our work and introspection, we know that we often suffer. For readers and writers, like us, we find not only our … [Read more...] about When We Deny Ourselves Words, We are Committing Self-Harm
Why superhero movies are so popular?
Why superhero movies are so popular today. Some people love comic books. They are crazy for them, but many more people are enthusiastic about superhero films than anyone anticipated. Their popularity keeps growing. Four of the top 10 grossing movies of all time are recent marvel superhero films. Avatar and Star Wars are also on the list, and they could be argued to be hero … [Read more...] about Why superhero movies are so popular?
Being A Writer in Silicon Valley
Being A Writer in Silicon Valley by Vanessa Wang When I first arrived in Silicon Valley two years ago, I had very few expectations for this place. My husband, a computer programmer, had dragged me here because “it is the epicenter of the world’s most cutting-edge technology and future-changing companies.” So what, I thought. I was unprepared for how … [Read more...] about Being A Writer in Silicon Valley