Hi, I'm Allison, and I haven't written anything (aside from some angsty poetry that won't see the light of day) in a long, long while. I've been through some interesting shtick, and now I live near some train tracks, so voiceover has been completely out the window, unless I can find some way to cutely … Continue reading What if Lyra Jones shapeshifted into a cat?
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
Our very own Xander and Lyra sat down to talk with Assaph Mehr, author of the Felix the Fox series, about their experiences as the pint-sized protagonists of Cliche. Come check it out!
Dear readers, tonight with me are two characters that sprang out of their books to confront their authors. One, a handsome rogue, is the last chauvinist left in the feminist fantasy realm; the other is a space defender, struggling to be a strong female protagonist in books written by a pulp-fiction author.
They are here to tell us about their adventures.
Tell us a little about where you grew up. What was it like there?
Xander: My background is of little importance.
Xander: Oh, all right.
I was born in the village of Scrubbleypot, a three-day trek from the Landrian capital. My father was a knight in the old king’s royal guard, and died a warrior’s death on the battlefield, leaving behind his wife with child, a farm, and a cow. I was the child, and I had a miserable upbringing. My mother thought little of…
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In my class Do You Have a Book in You? I don’t coddle. Just because you’re taking the class doesn’t mean you automatically get the “YES, you should write a book!” answer.
Some people have a story but not a book. They don’t have a passion for the writing; they have a passion for the message, the story.
If you fall into that boat – the “have passion for a story, but not passion for writing” boat – then ask yourself these questions:
- If writing isn’t your dream, are you willing to devote time and energy to writing a book instead of devoting that time and energy to your actual dream?
- Since you likely aren’t trained in writing since it’s not your passion, are you willing to sacrifice quality in getting your book out there – sacrificing the number of readers and the impact of the message?
- Alternatively, can…
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Hey there! This is present-day Allison writing to you on 10/8/2017, for reals. I have a small buffer of scheduled posts waiting to go up until approximately the end of this month. Truth be told, this blog has been running on scheduled posts since the spring. With my current schedule, I simply don't have time … Continue reading Real-time update
While I was going about my day, I had an inkling of a potential subplot for the Cliche story arc. That story arc would be inspired by a darker part of my writing life, the part I've alluded to in poems and more explicitly in the sound art track on my poetry EP. To respect … Continue reading Recovery and writing about it? (Not yet.)
Like a River Glorious is the sequel to Walk on Earth a Stranger in the Gold Seer trilogy by Rae Carson. In my review for the first book, I was raving about just how well Carson's writing holds my attention. While I didn't enjoy it quite as much as the last one, Like a River … Continue reading Like a River Glorious by Rae Carson [Gold Seer Trilogy #2]
I was too lazy to jot down my thoughts in full, so I decided to record them instead. Yay, now you get to hear what I sound like when I'm not acting. (Truth be told, I'm not the most polished speech-giver/speaker, so this is actually a good exercise in skill and confidence for me. It's scary … Continue reading Allison Reads Bronte – Jane Eyre, Part 3 [AUDIO EDITION]