Go Ahead, Finish College — Please

The average degree holder can earn 84% more over a lifetime than someone with only a high school diploma or GED.

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The Shaky Premise of Sexual Empowerment and “A Woman on a Roof”

Below is my reader response to "A Woman on a Roof" By Doris Lessing. I wrote this for a literary criticism class. I'm sharing because it covers a topic in feminism that I have real trouble with, the idea of sexual freedom as a form of power. My essay: My initial response to “A Woman … Continue reading The Shaky Premise of Sexual Empowerment and “A Woman on a Roof”

Yes, I’m Still on a Break — but I’m Not Gone!

I'm dedicating my time to furthering my education in writing. I've learned a lot from completing my first book, The Warrior's Seed. My mission now is to reduce the amount of time I spend editing my works and worrying about what my audience or family may think if I say what I really want to … Continue reading Yes, I’m Still on a Break — but I’m Not Gone!

Today’s Secret Weapons to Getting Published

I'm currently reading Shadow Throne by Django Wexler. The book is okay so far. I'm two quarters through. Although, I would have put it down by now if my job wasn't so slow that I have to have something to read to make it through the day. Reading through, I've gotten confused several times on … Continue reading Today’s Secret Weapons to Getting Published

I’ll Review Your Novel or Short Story

Let me read your short story or full-length novel! I'm addicted to reading. When I flip the last page of whatever I'm currently reading, I go into a mini panic, looking for to fill the sudden void.  So in an effort to save money and stop making the bookstore rich, I've turned to reviewing books. … Continue reading I’ll Review Your Novel or Short Story

Show Review: Love/Hate 2010

I watch a  lot of foreign shows, mainly English-speaking shows. Why? Because they speak English, and it offers me a greater library of entertainment that isn't limited to the American market -- pretty simple. I also enjoy watching what people of other cultures may find interesting. It can be sort of a cultural lesson. That being said, I … Continue reading Show Review: Love/Hate 2010