You Don’t Know Me – Don’t Judge Writers Based on Page One

You Don’t Know Me – Don’t Judge Writers Based on Page One

Throughout life we all have that moment when somebody tries to judge us based on little to no information about us—they only judge based on face value. We would often get confused about fitting into a certain clique just because we have colorful hair colors or because we’re covered in piercings and tattoos. Hell, we may get lumped into a group just because we’re wearing a shirt with a band logo on it. Sometimes these early judgments are true, but they’re not most of the time. But that’s how life is and we just go about our business.

However, if you’re a writer and somebody tries to judge your work without knowing your history, your style, your flow, and especially without reading more than just the first page, it feels like the most offensive thing in the world. And I personally just had this moment a few days ago after talking to a guy who said I should write psychological instead of horror. Now if I remembered correctly, and I’m pretty sure I did, psychological is a sub-genre of horror. And, on top of that, he made this comment after reading the first page of an action story I wrote, so…

Dude, if you’re reading this, I just want to tell you this: Know your facts before talking shit.

However, this post isn’t to vent or put a person on blast. I just want to help inform people about what NOT to do if they want to approach a writer. Continue reading the article here

100 Word Story – Working Cog (Part Two)

Nobody likes having to constantly report to their superiors or feeling like another cog in a massive machine. What kind of person wants to only work themselves to death for somebody or something that barely acknowledges their existence?

Fredrick first started out with the warm, bubbly naiveness of an intern looking for their break into the industry. Once it was all over, he slowly started to lose his soul.

Perhaps he started to lose his mind as well…? Continue reading the 100 Word Story

100 Word Story – Working Cog (Part One)

Nobody likes having to constantly report to their superiors or feeling like another cog in a massive machine. What kind of person wants to only work themselves to death for somebody or something that barely acknowledges their existence?

Fredrick first started out with the warm, bubbly naiveness of an intern looking for their break into the industry. Once it was all over, he slowly started to lose his soul.

Perhaps he started to lose his mind as well…? Continue reading the 100 Word Story

100 Word Story – Scaredy-Cat (Finale)

Do you remember when you were young and all of the children on the playground would play simple games of “Truth or Dare?” Do you remember that one kid who everybody teased all because he or she was so easily frightened?

Did you ever have to do a dare that made you quake in your shoes? Made you run away crying? Perhaps urinate out of fear?

Well, today was young Shane’s turn to do a dare. And it’s all because he couldn’t keep his timid mouth shut. Continue reading the 100 Word Story

100 Word Story – Scaredy-Cat (Part Five)

Do you remember when you were young and all of the children on the playground would play simple games of “Truth or Dare?” Do you remember that one kid who everybody teased all because he or she was so easily frightened?

Did you ever have to do a dare that made you quake in your shoes? Made you run away crying? Perhaps urinate out of fear?

Well, today was young Shane’s turn to do a dare. And it’s all because he couldn’t keep his timid mouth shut. Continue reading the 100 Word Story

100 Word Story – Scaredy-Cat (Part Four)

Do you remember when you were young and all of the children on the playground would play simple games of “Truth or Dare?” Do you remember that one kid who everybody teased all because he or she was so easily frightened?

Did you ever have to do a dare that made you quake in your shoes? Made you run away crying? Perhaps urinate out of fear?

Well, today was young Shane’s turn to do a dare. And it’s all because he couldn’t keep his timid mouth shut. Continue reading the 100 Word Story

100 Word Story – Scaredy-Cat (Part Three)

Do you remember when you were young and all of the children on the playground would play simple games of “Truth or Dare?” Do you remember that one kid who everybody teased all because he or she was so easily frightened?

Did you ever have to do a dare that made you quake in your shoes? Made you run away crying? Perhaps urinate out of fear?

Well, today was young Shane’s turn to do a dare. And it’s all because he couldn’t keep his timid mouth shut. Continue reading the 100 Word Story

100 Word Story – Scaredy-Cat (Part Two)

Do you remember when you were young and all of the children on the playground would play simple games of “Truth or Dare?” Do you remember that one kid who everybody teased all because he or she was so easily frightened?

Did you ever have to do a dare that made you quake in your shoes? Made you run away crying? Perhaps urinate out of fear?

Well, today was young Shane’s turn to do a dare. And it’s all because he couldn’t keep his timid mouth shut. Continue reading the 100 Word Story

100 Word Story – Scaredy-Cat (Part One)

Do you remember when you were young and all of the children on the playground would play simple games of “Truth or Dare?” Do you remember that one kid who everybody teased all because he or she was so easily frightened?

Did you ever have to do a dare that made you quake in your shoes? Made you run away crying? Perhaps urinate out of fear?

Well, today was young Shane’s turn to do a dare. And it’s all because he couldn’t keep his timid mouth shut. Continue reading the 100 Word Story

100 Word Story – Young Lady (Finale)

The officer knew something unusual was going on when he heard the strange sounds coming from the alleyway. At first, he had thought it was just some rats running around in the shadows. He was going to continue his nightly patrol.

Until he heard the shrieking cries of a girl coming from the dark in the alleyway.

“I said not to come any closer!” Continue reading the 100 Word Story

100 Word Story – Young Lady (Part Four)

The officer knew something unusual was going on when he heard the strange sounds coming from the alleyway. At first, he had thought it was just some rats running around in the shadows. He was going to continue his nightly patrol.

Until he heard the shrieking cries of a girl coming from the dark in the alleyway.

“I said not to come any closer!” Continue reading the 100 Word Story

100 Word Story – Young Lady (Part Three)

The officer knew something unusual was going on when he heard the strange sounds coming from the alleyway. At first, he had thought it was just some rats running around in the shadows. He was going to continue his nightly patrol.

Until he heard the shrieking cries of a girl coming from the dark in the alleyway.

“I said not to come any closer!” Continue reading the 100 Word Story

Manga Review: I Married My Best Friend to Shut My Parents Up

Manga Review: I Married My Best Friend to Shut My Parents Up

At some point, whether it was while watching a reality television show, seeing some kind of scandal online or in the press, or hearing just from other people, we’ve all heard about some kind of fake marriage. Some have gone into fake marriages with complete strangers in order to gain citizenship in certain counties. There was even news circulating about fake public marriages in order to hide some kind of secret publicity stunt. And even in some media, we’ll see a plot of a movie or novel where two people got drunk and married in Las Vegas.

But have you heard about people who married their best friend so that their parents would leave them alone? In case you didn’t pay attention to the title of the manga, that’s actually the main plot of this new story.

Published by Seven Seas Entertainment and written by the author of NTR Netsuzou Trap, Kodama Naoko released a new standalone manga that hits the heartstrings of yuri romance fans. I Married My Best Friend to Shut My Parents Up follows the story of Morimoto, a young female professional who’s parents won’t leave her alone about settling down and marrying a man. Continue reading my review of I Married My Best Friend to Shut My Parents Up