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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Hearing Shakespeare's archaic language being recited -- no, performed -- like realistic conversations made all the difference to me. Suddenly, I had context.
A/N: This is what happens when you're supposed to be writing goofy poetry. Hearing the sound of a city's slumber I hardly want to sleep Bloodshot eyes and tired feet Are beckoned by her call All this mind wants is to rest But petulantly, she says no I close the pane Draw the blinds And … Continue reading “City’s Slumber Song”
Don't pray for me, please To save my soul from misery For your misery is my joy Though my joy may be your pain Don't pray for me, please As we're bound to disagree My truth may be but lies to you But these lies are the truth to me Don't pray for … Continue reading ‘Don’t Pray for Me’ Pleas
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
A/N: Exactly as the title suggests, this is the unfinished prototype that would later become Cliche. 😀 Looking at it a good four or five years later, I'm actually grudgingly impressed. Virginia West even had a typewriter before I separated her into Jen and Ryan. I don't think I even reread this before I set … Continue reading Proto-Cliche: “The Unfinished Work”
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!