On Words: Powerful or Powerless

A. E. here. I have a series on this blog I call “A. E. C. On Writing,” and its basically when I tackle a subject that deals with writing and writing life, and talk about it, maybe give advice or go on a rant, whichever it may be. Today I wanted to talk On Words….

A. E. Reads: Clay’s Ark [Book Review]

The novel by Octavia Butler, Clay’s Ark, originally published in 1984, was written last in the 4-book Patternist series, however it comes third in chronology. The story takes place after Wild Seed (1980) and Mind of My Mind (1977.) However, as much as I’ve enjoyed Octavia Butler’s other works, Clay’s Ark was honestly such a disappointment…

Why Constructive Criticism is GREATER THAN Praise

Welcome! I’m A. E. and this is my blog where I talk about writing and give writing advice and tips, share stories about the writing life, and give updates on my novels, both upcoming releases or current works in progress. Today I want to talk about why constructive criticism is > praise. I do think…

The Not-So Creative Writing Guild- An A. E. Personal Story

Hey, it’s A. E. again. Today I’m sharing a story about an experience I had while attempting to join a creative writing club at the University of West Georgia. I’ve talked about the creative writing department at this school before, and today I’m talking about a student organization. So let’s begin! The Creative Writing Guild…

Dream to Reality Part 5: Publication

Welcome to the fifth and final part of the series on how The Other Side came to be. You can check parts 1, 2, 3 and 4 if you haven’t read them already. But now we come to the close. This is it. Publication. Where to begin? Well where everything else started at. Research. I…

Dream to Reality Part 4: Design

Welcome! This is Part 4 of the series on how The Other Side got published. Check out Parts 1, 2 and 3 if you hadn’t read them already. So jumping in. The biggest thing to design…was the Book Cover! BOOK COVER So the book cover. I did research on how to make a book cover…