Do you ever wonder why you write? A recent comment left on a previous post reminded me that most writers (mind you I haven't taken a poll) write because they looked for a particular story and didn't find it. The lack became so irksome that they decide to fill the void themselves with a story … Continue reading Choose Your Own Adventure?
I don't know about you, dear reader, but here summer is finally in full retreat and autumn has arrived. It's my favorite time and also my most creative. The first short story I wrote when I decided to call myself a writer out loud was inspired by this picture: It made me think of an … Continue reading OOO October’s Outta the Drawer Originals, part III
There's still four weeks for anyone to participate in OOO October's Outta the Drawer Originals and I really hope you guys will help it catch on! This week I have a double post because I was lucky enough to be tagged by Ari Meghlen for a Writer's Tag, created by Ari and Lorraine Ambers. Thanks … Continue reading Writer’s Tag and I’m it!
The only thing scarier to a writer than sharing their work, is sharing work you assume is less than perfect. For this week's offering, I'm sharing some bad poetry. I'm not a poet, but sometimes the feeling hits me to write in verse. Maybe my regular muse takes a break and trades off with her … Continue reading OOO October’s Outta the Drawer Originals, part II
I hate exercise. At least I hate the after effects. I'm fine with taking long walks, hiking, and the occasional dance off in my living room. But I really don't like sweating. It's a real handicap when sweat is the proof that exercise is working. After a summer of trying my best to avoid the … Continue reading Trudging up literary hill with Jane Austen
In a few days, my first book is being released. I am both excited and exhausted. For those of you who have gone through this process, you know what I mean. I'm at that nit-picky stage where a missing punctuation mark feels like a cosmic calamity. Today I discovered that multiple corrections to my cover … Continue reading Joys and Sorrows of a Indie Newbie
Hey FF readers! In an attempt to generate some buzz about my upcoming novel, A Smuggler's Path, I wrote a guest post for Outland Entertainment about the search for universality entitled, Fairies with Dark Faces. Drop by the website and then feel free to learn more about my book on my other website, booksbyilcruz.com
I cordially invite you to join a unique book club. It's the easiest book club you'll ever participate in because you don't have to read a book! (Unless you want to because I never discourage reading.) The Fairy Tale Book Club will only ask its members to read one story a month and then leave … Continue reading Fairy Tale “Book” Club
"The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function." - F. Scott Fitzgerald It was Fitzgerald's idea, but George Orwell gave it a name. Nothing better describes my feelings about fairy tales is doublethink. Doublethink … Continue reading I can doublethink, can you?
After taking some time to concentrate on my book, I've decided to revive my Fairytale Feminista blog. Come back soon to read new posts and find updates about my new book, A Smuggler's Path--coming this summer!