You’ve hit a dry spell. You’re looking for your next great idea--whether an invention, the plot of your next novel, or your company’s new marketing campaign. But no matter what you do, the wheels won’t turn. The spark won’t light. It happens to the best of us. But that’s hardly comforting when your career, your … Continue reading 12 Tips to Boost Creativity and Develop Amazing Ideas
One reason I hate small talk is that it's repetitive--and I hate repeating myself. I like my job, but after nearly 7 years, I'm so tired of answering the "so...what do you do?" question. I've gotten a lot of different reactions to "I'm a writer," and have run into people who make some interesting (often wrong) assumptions. 1. All writing … Continue reading 10 Assumptions People Make About Writers
Dear friend and fellow fangirl Terpsichore over at the Egotist's Club has tagged me in some kind of question-and-answer blog game, and I am obligated to respond. In answering them, I realized I may be under the influence of reading and watching too many Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, and Tom Hiddleston interviews. Getting questions like these make me … Continue reading In Which Our Heroine Feels Somewhat Famous
Me: Man ... it's kinda too bad I don't have anything else to do today. I look really cute. One of those days. Joy: Too bad it isn't yet a cultural norm for guys to buy girls books at the bookshop ... but maybe head over to (Acorn, was it?) just to be sure So that's what I did. Having … Continue reading An Unexpected FRUSTRATION
"So, Emily, what do you do for fun?" "Oh, I like to write witty and/or disturbing song spoofs." During a lunchtime conversation with Bethany, I used the word "Byronic." I was talking about my dream to become an Avenger, but how since, I'm a terrible person, I should just aim for "supervillain" instead. (Hey, this … Continue reading Isn’t It Byronic?