Eating Crow [Starting Over]

Hi, A. E. here! First, yes, I am late with this month’s biweekly post. I said I’d post twice a month, so every other Friday. I was supposed to update last week, and had to push it off one more week. So I’ll be updating again next week with an A. E. Read’s post. Today,…

I’m Back: Where I’ve Been

Hi! A. E. here. Its been so long, I know. So why haven’t I been updating, like…at all? Well to start, I had surgery in April 2021 that gave me my life back. Since then, I’ve been enjoying life without constant pain. Maybe that’s another post someday. I have a few more undisclosed health issues…

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…

On Writing: Criticism

Hello, A. E. here. On this blog I’ve talked about how constructive criticism is better than praise. Today’s On Writing post is about criticism as a part of writing life. If you’re a writer, you need to get criticism. First though, what is a critic? A critic doesn’t have to be a bad thing. You’re…