Writer, Sewer, Artist, Eternal Scholar, Historian, Enjoyer of Life.


  • Avocado's 90-Day Writing Challenge http://avocado-challenge.blogspot.com/

    I attempt to write a first-draft of a novel in 90 days and provide tips and helpful stories along the way. It is a blog for readers, writers, authors, poets, etc. Simple and fun, Avocado's Challenge is great for a quick daily read and a good source of helpful writing tips.


  • Day 42: Spread the Word!

    Spread Word!

    Talking about your story with others is a great way to get the creative juices flowing!Today I was talking to some friends, and they asked me about my story. Read more

    Posted on 19 July 2012 CREATIVITY
  • Day 41: Fanart!


    I finally did what I said I would do over 9000 posts ago!(Just can't get enough of the 'over 9k' jokes can you?!)I drew a picture inspired by my story, and... Read more

    Posted on 19 July 2012 CREATIVITY
  • Day 40: Another Milestone

    Another Milestone

    Well, I'm getting closer. Can't believe I've been doing this for 40 days already.And honestly, I can't say I'm pleased with my progress. It's getting harder to... Read more

    Posted on 18 July 2012 CREATIVITY
  • Day 39: Art and Personalities and Stuff

    Personalities Stuff

    I'm on the verge of creating a cool piece of fanart for my story.I'll upload it as soon as it's finished, and that will mark the launching of the fanart page I... Read more

    Posted on 17 July 2012 CREATIVITY
  • Day 38: iPad


    I started out this post on an iPad.It quickly failed, however, when for some reason it wouldn't allow me to change font colors.And seeing how green is my... Read more

    Posted on 16 July 2012 CREATIVITY
  • Day 37: History


    Today I went to a Cleopatra exhibit.Have I ever mentioned how much of a history nerd I am? I live for history. And because of it. Read more

    Posted on 15 July 2012 CREATIVITY
  • Day 36: Without a Net


    I've found it. The best guide on how to not get writer's block!It's from J. Joseph Wright, author of a new eBook Tribe of the Teddy Bear. Read more

    Posted on 13 July 2012 CREATIVITY
  • Day 35

    I went to comic con today! Although I live only 40 minutes away from the convention's location, that didn't stop me from getting hopelessly lost. Read more

    Posted on 13 July 2012 CREATIVITY
  • Day 34: Brave


    I saw Disney Pixar's Brave today.It was very well done. It was very good to see that Disney has finally mustered up the guts to take a stand on exceeding... Read more

    Posted on 12 July 2012 CREATIVITY
  • Day 33: Better


    Feeling better today!And I got a lot of housework done like I said I would! I also ran some needed errands AND, while cleaning, I got the inspiration for some... Read more

    Posted on 11 July 2012 CREATIVITY
  • Day 32: Numb


    I'm physically and mentally numb.I got three shots in my mouth and I still can't talk. I don't feel like doing anything today. I think some of the numbing... Read more

    Posted on 09 July 2012 CREATIVITY
  • Day 31: Hero


    What makes a hero?Everyone has a different idea of what a "hero" is.The dictionary defines hero as:'a man of distinguished courage or ability, admired for his... Read more

    Posted on 08 July 2012 CREATIVITY
  • Day 30: Is Order for the Weak?

    Order Weak?

    I know what most people prefer: to write their story in order, chronologically, from beginning to end, then rinse and repeat.And I've usually worked that way... Read more

    Posted on 07 July 2012 CREATIVITY
  • Day 29: Tenses, Part 2

    I'm trying to figure out how to best write the tense and POV of my novel.I'm going to play around with a few example sentences here.Present tense, 1st person:-... Read more

    Posted on 06 July 2012 CREATIVITY
  • Day 28: Tenses

    Figuring out which tense to write your story in is always a challenge.Past tense, like a narrative? Or present tense, like an ongoing action?I think the... Read more

    Posted on 05 July 2012 CREATIVITY
  • Day 27: Reading Challenge!!

    Reading Challenge!!

    Going off the philosophy that reading expands your mind,I've decided to join a reading challenge (to go alongside my writing challenge. Multitasking is painful... Read more

    Posted on 04 July 2012 CREATIVITY
  • Day 26: Reading is Fun


    I have learned a great secret of life.Turns out that the more you read, the better you get at writing.Who'd have thought?!I guess I should start reading.What's ... Read more

    Posted on 04 July 2012 CREATIVITY
  • Day 25: Hook


    Ok, go ahead, make fun of me for still having trouble starting my story.The plotlines and characters are falling into place, but it's just hard to start, you... Read more

    Posted on 03 July 2012 CREATIVITY
  • Day 23: Forgetting (Crisis, Part 2)

    Forgetting (Crisis, Part

    Today I woke up and forgot almost everything about my story.I panicked and ran in circles for fifteen minutes.I'm forgetting everything.I don't even know where... Read more

    Posted on 01 July 2012 CREATIVITY
  • Day 22: Genderbent?

    You all know what genderbending is, right?Do I really need to explain it?The technical definition is when 'gender norms are twisted to become the opposite'. Read more

    Posted on 30 June 2012 CREATIVITY