APADO, Thoughts, Writing

Landscapey Stuff {APADO #20}

(How am I already 2/3 of the way through APADO? It seems like it's gone by pretty quickly. Who knew that posting once a day would be so much fun?) (Also I apologize for yesterday's sorry excuse for a post. I was in a hurry. In fact I didn't even go through that twice. And… Continue reading Landscapey Stuff {APADO #20}

APADO, Thoughts, Writing

A Quick Chat About Flawed Characters {APADO #19}

(is-thay is pado-ay, y-may og-blay eries-say at-thay i'm ired-tay of troducing-inay. one ost-pay ery-evay ay-day or-fay the tire-enay onth-may of ober-octay.) (I'm going to pretend like I actually know what I'm talking about today okay? Okay.) As I'm sure you've heard a million times, a complex character is a good character. One of the ways… Continue reading A Quick Chat About Flawed Characters {APADO #19}

APADO, Thoughts, Writing

A Brief Rant-Review Of Great Expectations {APADO #15}

(this post marks the halfway mark of apado - the only blog series that I know of that involves posting once a day for the entire month of october and chocolate-covered cactus fruit.) (okay tess, let's not rant about this little booger of a book. focus on the calming piano music. the sun's getting real… Continue reading A Brief Rant-Review Of Great Expectations {APADO #15}

APADO, Writing

300,000 Words {APADO #14}

(i'm now two weeks into APADO - a freaky-awesome blog series that has me posting something every single day. it's been fun. and panic-inducing. and fun.) (golden rule of blogging: when you're stuck, go back and look at something you haven't touched in at least a year. you will have inspiration.) I guess I had… Continue reading 300,000 Words {APADO #14}

APADO, Thoughts, Writing

What Makes A Good Character? (Tess’s Character Theory, part I) {APADO #13}

(you're reading APADO, my wittle one-post-a-day-for-a-whole-month series that i somehow haven't failed yet.) (a bunch of disclaimers: i'm not a master author, in fact i legit just called myself a fauxthor™ and it's true. however, i've received a lot of praise for the characters i come up with. i'm going to try to ride the… Continue reading What Makes A Good Character? (Tess’s Character Theory, part I) {APADO #13}

APADO, Thoughts

Journalling {APADO #8}

(you're reading APADO - a post a day, october - a self-inflicted blogging challenge that i'm kind of regretting but kind of not.) I think it's safe to say that I'm a veteran journaller. I've been writing every single night since I was about ten. Even though I've thrown away my first eight journals (it… Continue reading Journalling {APADO #8}

APADO, Writing

Things Writers Should Know About Horses {APADO #7}

(this is APADO, the ambitious, reckless blog series where I attempt to post once a day for the entire month of october. and really, i've only been succeeding by writing at night. for some reason, i am way more motivated at night.) (and we're back to information/advice posts. i'm tellin' ya, life's a steeplechase.) (people… Continue reading Things Writers Should Know About Horses {APADO #7}

APADO, Thoughts

Pansting vs. Planning: The Great Debate {APADO #3}

(this is APADO, a little blog series where I try to post once a day for the entire month of October. Yep, it's a stupid idea. OH WELL.) (I'm not psychic but this post will probably have a lot of opinionated comments. That's okay. I like opinions. And comments >w<) (also I legit just said… Continue reading Pansting vs. Planning: The Great Debate {APADO #3}

APADO, Thoughts

Improvement: It Happens To The Best Of Us {APADO #1}

(Welcome to APADO, where I attempt to post once a day for all of October: A Post A Day - October, that is the last time I'm spelling that out. I'm making more rash promises than Josef Stalin but let's see how far I can get.) (also this post might be inspirational? how did that happen) I… Continue reading Improvement: It Happens To The Best Of Us {APADO #1}

Writing

Project Orion {Camp recap + mandatory beta reader signup}

(wow it has been ages since i've posted here on steeplechase. i apologize for that. school and animation projects and stuff like camp nanowrimo have been keeping me busy.) (i have 50 followers! should i be doing anything special for that milestone?) (PO = Project Orion. my wittle novel project that takes up most of… Continue reading Project Orion {Camp recap + mandatory beta reader signup}

Writing

House Of Ghosts {AAWC Challenge #3}

Welcome back to what I'm calling The Saga Of Nedicent 😉 This installment is a bit rushed, and I regret that, but I'm the one personally responsible for holding back the next challenge because I begged Zielle to let me turn in late. Sorry, guys. So here it is, from Millicent's POV. A cold gust of… Continue reading House Of Ghosts {AAWC Challenge #3}