Why I Don’t Outline

Hey, A. E. here. Today I want to talk about why I specifically, myself as my own writer, do not outline. This is not a post about why other writers should not outline, but why I personally do not. I think writers need to write in a way that is productive and conducive to getting…

Fall In Love with Reading….Again

Hi, A. E. Costello here. Welcome to my blog! I know that it seemed like I had completely abandoned it without warning, and well, I’ve returned. I’ve been ill, and had surgery two months ago. Now fully recovered, I’m back to my blog and ready to continue on it. So with no further ado, the…

The Genealogy of Zippy Mae

National Novel Writing Month has begun! I’m not participating this year, but I’ve got to say so! In light of National Novel Writing Month, I decided I’d start my first blog of the month on… The Genealogy of Zippy Mae. Zippy Mae is the main character of the Zippy Mae series that I am working…

Excuses Will Kill You and Your Dreams

This post is a long one so get ready. If you don’t feel like getting a sharp kick on the butt, don’t read this. If you know you NEED a kick in the butt, read on! Any of the below sound familiar? I’m busy. I’m tired. I don’t have any time. I need to relax…

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…