According to the documentary Dark Girls: The Story of Color, Gender, and Race (which everyone should watch no matter how much melanin their skin possesses) deep-seated biases and attitudes about skin color – particularly dark skinned women, exist outside of and within the Black American culture. And based on my own experience growing up as … Continue reading You Might Be Sexist If . . .
Month: December 2016
12 Days of Christmas #11: Lyn Minmay Day on Macross Exceed
Nostalgia. I miss Robotech. Thank you, Vox!
Fanfiction is a subject of contention at my house. My wife is angry she wasn’t encouraged to do it, since it’s a big moneymaker now for the likes of Chuck Wendig and Gareth Roberts. Me, I value originality, though it can be said that Chuck and Gareth do a wonderful job giving us new stories for beloved franchises.
This bit of fanfiction is in the shop to become a full-fledged novel. Its chosen franchise is the Macross series, which some people will know as Robotech. Basically. Humanity is colonizing the universe, and they’re doing it with the power of song. Enjoy.
Macross Exceed Chapter 1
The year is 2063, many years after humans first ventured into space. Forced into conflict and adapting to survive, humanity has gone through many trials and tribulations with their stellar cousins, the giant Zentradi. Transforming fighter jets known as variable fighters were developed to combat…
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When to Ignore Negative Feedback
I love this article. It helps me to filter that helpful comments from the negative and as a result improve my stories. I will also keep this in mind as I continue to critique other writers’ works. Well done, Tonya!
by Tonya R. Moore
I think we call all agree that getting feedback on our writing is very important. Most of the time—whether it’s positive or negative, feedback serves to encourage or help us grow.
We can learn a lot from negative feedback but this isn’t always the case.
Sometimes it makes more sense to simply ignore negative feedback.
Here are three examples of instances in which we really need to just ignore negative feedback:
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The Value of Joining a Writing Group
I was thinking about writing a piece like this, but when opportunity knocks? Thank you, Kyle Massa! 🙂 Reblogged at adaratrosclair.wordpress.com #Mondayblogs
by Kyle Massa
Just the other day, I finished a first draft of a piece I was working on and thought to myself, This is pretty darn good. I brought that piece to my writing group a week later, and after fifteen minutes of critiquing, I was reminded of this fact:
The first draft is never, ever good enough.
Little reminders like this are why writing groups are so valuable. Writing alone and never sharing anything with anyone works for some people, but if you want to write professionally, that’s not really an option. Somebody’s going to read your work, whether that be family members, beta readers, or your editor. And, as solitary as writing can be, sometimes it’s nice to get some outside input.
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The Facebook Sucker-Berg Phenomenon and the Deliberate Destruction of Community-Based Public Ed
Crazy Normal - the Classroom Exposé
I read “I quit Facebook and my life is better now” at Cathy O’Neil’s Mathbabe blog, and my thoughts became a wild river about Facebook and its founder who launched Facebook by cheating two brothers and hijacking their idea. To learn more about Suckerberg’s own con, read 6 People Mark Zuckerberg Burned On His Way To The Top.
After reading O’Neil’s Mathbabe post, I was glad I was never suckered into a Facebook obsession. Yes, I do have two Facebook pages: one for my books that’s part of my internet-author’s platform, and a personal Facebook page, but all I did was set up automatic feeds from my 4 blogs to Facebook and occasionally I go there to reply to a comment. The reason I never fell into the Facebook swamp was because it was a confusing maze to me, and I didn’t want to go through the…
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