My editing business’ one year anniversary!

On this day last year, I launched Dragon Editing Services. And now, a short year later, my business is still going strong. I got my first client within a month. Soon, I was booked months in advance, and I still am. My year has been full of books, conferences, webinars, and more! I also have … Continue reading My editing business’ one year anniversary!

Should we write what we read?

They say to write what you read, but I think that confines us in a way. If we only write what we read, must we always read something we love? I'd only read fantasy/sci-fi then, never knowing any nonfiction or poetry much. I'd limit myself the number of stories I dive into. My world would … Continue reading Should we write what we read?

Book review – To Be or Not To Be: A Chooseable-Path Adventure (Spoiler Free)

“This was a really amazing part of your adventure, Hamlet. You’re sure that, should you ever one day write a book about this story or perhaps a stage production, you’d DEFINITELY include this scene. Why, you’d have to be literally [ridiculous] to write a story where you journey to England, get attacked by pirates—actual pirates!—but … Continue reading Book review – To Be or Not To Be: A Chooseable-Path Adventure (Spoiler Free)

To all new artists:

For a new artist, being "bad" could be discouraging. It's hard to continue when everything you do is nothing compared to others. Well, I was listening to the podcast Ear Biscuits, and here's what Rhett had to say about it: "I think hopefully one of the things that has been demonstrated here is that: if you … Continue reading To all new artists:

Book review – Reflection (Spoiler Free)

“I am Fa Mulan, a girl who would sacrifice her life for her family and for China. I am a girl who journeyed into the Underworld to save her friend from dying. I am a girl who has fought battle after battle to finally recognize herself in the mirror. And now I do.” Title: Reflection … Continue reading Book review – Reflection (Spoiler Free)

Fuel running low

As a creator, we can only create so much before we fall. I don't mean fall where our lives turn into chaos, but rather when we fall onto our beds. That's how I am with this blog some days too. After almost two years, it's getting harder to find new content to write about. Some … Continue reading Fuel running low

Lost by the train

Life is unattainable sometimesIt’s just out of desires’ reachNothing more than another billAnd another time to clock in After a while, the rhythm lingersNot in difficulty, but in tensionPressure comes from all directionsAnd it doesn’t stop for anything So, we’re back at the railroad againDid you see when the next train comes?I’m not sure I … Continue reading Lost by the train

Time is essential

There’s a great quote when it comes to creativity. “Someone told me to be selflessBut we are helpless without attentionSo if no one's paying attentionThen does my voice get to your headphones? You start thinking about the clock ticksYou get nervous, you start stressingSo how am I supposed to fit thisIn three minutes and thirty … Continue reading Time is essential

#1 writing mistake

Over the years, I've read hundreds of novels and short stories. One mistake sticks out the most: showing the story instead of telling it. Telling is when a writer states their story rather than shows it through the details. An example would be: There was mist over the lake. Showing your story is when actions describe what's … Continue reading #1 writing mistake