Author Archives: Alison

Greatness

Greatness is not believing people when they tell you that you CAN’T. Greatness is ignoring the noise around you, from the people treading water, who want to hold you back, who can’t move forward themselves but can’t stand to see … Continue reading

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We are never, ever, ever, getting back together. Ever.

As an aside, before I get into the meat of this post, I wanted to bring up the following: For Christmas, I was given the opportunity to pick up a copy of Scrivner.  I have never used this program but … Continue reading

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That Depends A Good Deal On Where You Want To Get To

I do this every year.  I make a list of things that I want to achieve and I feel like I hit some, ignore others, and feel a bit adrift by the time December 31 passes. I find myself unmotivated … Continue reading

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Doctor Livingstone, I presume?

Oh, MAN.  It has been a long time since I’ve posted.  I don’t even know, you guys.  It feels like I’ve been lost in the jungle and I’ve just been “discovered” in the jungle by Mr. Stanley.  First and foremost, … Continue reading

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“If only you could frost someone to death.” – Peeta Mellark

Back in January, I wrote a post on why I haven’t read The Hunger Games series.  I promised at the end of that post to write a second post if and when I read past the second chapter of the … Continue reading

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“That’s why they put the “I” in FBI.” – Fox Mulder

Yesterday was a major milestone.  It was the 20th anniversary of the day that Agent Fox Mulder met Agent Dana Scully. First of all, TWENTY YEARS?  Holy shit.  I feel incredibly old right now.  The X-Files premiered on September 10, … Continue reading

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They see me trollin’. They be hatin’.

Katie(babs) pointed out an… infuriating blog post from a sci-fi writer named Cale McCaskey.  (He was answering comments, which is where he really digs his hole deeper, but he has since decided to stop replying.  So, check out his post … Continue reading

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Age of the geek?

There have been a couple of recent book events that have annoyed me. The Da Vinci Code was one of them. So many people were going crazy over the content of the book, over the concept that the author was … Continue reading

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Put it on the pile with the Furby and the pet rock.

I’ve tried to read Hunger Games at least five times. I have never made it past page four. I’ve tried to figure out what it is that is keeping me out from the biggest book phenomenon since Twilight. Here are … Continue reading

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And now, because I called people out, I’ll find a billion mistakes in here. Figures.

I had an interesting conversation with a writer friend of mine last night, focusing on the things that we both dislike in writing, and things that would get us to stop reading a story, should we run into them. It’s … Continue reading

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