The modern, interconnected world has many perks, but sometimes I crave a simpler way of life: a world in which people don’t have to submit to online self-promotion to elevate their potential in the job market; a world wherein personal branding only exists for business empires, not individuals. Regrettably, I don’t live in a simpler … Continue reading Personal Branding and Professional Writing
A Writer’s Progress: Looking to the Future
Current readers and newcomers, as I shared a couple of years back, I'm in the process of completing a B.A. in English. I'm finally a senior. This website was created to advertise the science fiction social commentary book I completed in 2014, Vanguardian, written when my highest educational attainment level was a high school diploma. … Continue reading A Writer’s Progress: Looking to the Future
Is Traditional Publishing Still Superior to Self-Publishing?
What is best: traditional publishing or self-publishing? Knowledge is power.
Deconstruction of “Cross” by Langston Hughes
Below is the exact paper I turned in for my Literary Criticism class in the fall of 2016. This is a deconstruction from a black American female's point of view -- my specific point of view and interpretation -- of the poem. The word choice of the speaker in “Cross” suggests that he is aggrieved by … Continue reading Deconstruction of “Cross” by Langston Hughes
Update on S.N. Petro’s Book Series
Why is The Warrior's Seed no longer on Wattpad? What's up with the S.N. Petro series? Who is S.N. Petro? The video below has all the answers, and just might be the most boring video you'll watch all 2016. Believe me, I tried to redo this video many times. This is the best I could do … Continue reading Update on S.N. Petro’s Book Series
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.
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!
My 2015 Blog in Review
Here are my blog stats for this past year. Not bad, but I hope for better in 2016! Here's an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,600 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 27 trips to carry that many people. … Continue reading My 2015 Blog in Review
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