Book review – I Give My Eyes… (Spoiler Free)

“I think that’s the best gift a teacher can give—not imparting knowledge per se, but just saying “I see something in you. Maybe even more than what you see. I see it, and I love what I see in you.” – Brian H. Peterson Title: I Give My Eyes… Author: Brian H. Peterson Genre: Nonfiction … Continue reading Book review – I Give My Eyes… (Spoiler Free)

Battles with the word “said”

Many writers love the word “said.” They use it for every dialogue tag they can. But writers can overuse “said.” Reading “said” gives the reader nothing about the story. But there are other words that expand it, letting the reader know more about the characters and plot. These other dialogue tags include: Announced Boasted Commented … Continue reading Battles with the word “said”

Stories in ourselves

Sometimes, as a writer, I feel like my life is more like a book. I can picture the chapters ending with cliffhangers like the divorce. Or what I was gonna do when I was first offered drugs in high school. But sometimes my life is too anti-climatic for that. Like when I got offered drugs, … Continue reading Stories in ourselves

Writer vs writer

What if you can choose your battle? You can choose which person you’ll fight while they critique you. One’s a writer like you. Your weaknesses are in the spotlight. An average reader stands behind the other door. This reader sees your weaknesses sometimes but  never points them out if you’re good enough. Which do you … Continue reading Writer vs writer

Inspiration controlling me

I turn my car stereo up to a perfect volume – 59. My ears may pay for it later, but I don’t care. I love the way the music takes over me. It helps me relax and focus on the cars around me. I’m not sure how, but it does. It’s times like these when … Continue reading Inspiration controlling me