With this pandemic lockdown in full swing, most if not all of the public libraries in my area are closed. In their absence, I've started enjoying the offerings of several Little Free Libraries that popped up around my neighborhood in the last few years: cute, birdhouse-like boxes, often decorated with hand-painted designs and inviting colors, … Continue reading Riding the Bus with My Sister by Rachel Simon
It's summertime and the weather is perfect for picnicking -- if you're a mosquito. But the bloodsucking bug isn't the only one that's attempted to bite me in the past couple of weeks. I'm happy to say, the voice-acting bug has bitten me again, and now I have something to do besides miserably itching, scratching, … Continue reading A Very Cliche Audiobook? Maaaaybe.
Between work, school, and an uphill battle with situational depression, I haven't had a lot of time or motivation to really sit down and write something for fun. All of my large-scale creative writing projects have taken a back burner, and the notion that this isn't going to change for some time is disheartening to … Continue reading Spring 2019 Update
2018 was awesome. 2018 was terrible. I can say both of those things because I don't think an entire span of 365 days can be encompassed in one descriptor. The year had its highs and lows. In terms of highs, I self-published a book! And it was so well-received by people whose opinions actually matter … Continue reading So, 2018 happened
Hearing Shakespeare's archaic language being recited -- no, performed -- like realistic conversations made all the difference to me. Suddenly, I had context.
Why yes, I'm autographing my eBooks now. Autographed eBooks are cool. *straightens bow-tie* A couple of years ago, I discovered an interesting-looking site called Authorgraph, which provides a system for sending digital autographs to your e-reader, presumably to go along with your eBooks. I told myself that after I published my next book, I'd see … Continue reading Digital autographs? Digital autographs!
Alternatively titled: How to child-proof your copy of Sims 3, if you feel that's important to you. Why would a child be playing The Sims, you ask? The reality is, some children do. This game was purchased during a sale on Steam a few months ago; while it's usually priced way out of my budget, … Continue reading How to Allison-Proof the Sims 3
At long last, I'm happy to announce that Cliche by Allison Rose (that's me) and Aerin S. Grey (that's my amazing co-conspirator) is now available for purchase from Amazon.com and Amazon Kindle! (And if you're in the US feeling particularly generous, you can also get an autographed version of the book from my newly-formed Ecwid … Continue reading Cliche is out NOW!
I should be preparing for finals, but instead I'm writing this thing. First off, Cliche is coming along nicely. I had a little time, so for the past couple of days, I've been on CreateSpace, uploading my cover and interior files, getting their feedback, and tweaking them until I have something that we can both … Continue reading Writing Life Update, End of Spring 2018
Hello again! Today, as part of the 2018 Ch1- and Ch21-Con Blog Tour, Mr. Liam Wood of Ch21Con is stopping by to offer a fresh perspective on a subject that's fresh on my mind as I put the finishing touches to my second chapter book, Cliche. Take it away! <> <> <> Revising for the … Continue reading Revising for the Lone Writer, by Liam Wood