Dragula: Celebrating LGBTQ+

am sure that many are aware of drag queens through programs like RuPaul’s Drag Race. However, another drag show has truly proven to contain almost every walk of life found under the LGBTQ+ banner. This show is Dragula, which can be found on Netflix. It is about celebrating the more unusual and extreme drag through grueling competition that are often the things of nightmare. At the end of the series, they crown one drag winner.

Snooze A.M. Eatery: Breakfast Winner!

Breakfast is one of the key meals of the day. However, to only serve breakfast foods as a restaurant then you better have amazing breakfast dishes. Snooze A.M. Eatery in Dallas is just that kind of restaurant.

The Rain in Portugal: An American Poetry Collection

The Rain in Portugal is composed by American poet Billy Collins. In this collection, he takes readers through a series of thoughts he has over life and the lives that have passed through it. He has whimsical poems imagine historical figures in the present times. He, of course, has the more serious poems. Poems with deep hidden messages that speak to our souls.

Ratched: Heal or Kill?

Ratched emerged into Netflix with a bang. The show is adapted from the novel, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. Ratched focuses on the development of the character of Nurse Ratched. She was a nurse that becomes more twisted and twisted until she becomes the monster to her patients.

Tales from Academia: The Invisible Backpack

I have to say there are some things that have surprised me while I have worked as a tutor. It is one of the most fulfilling jobs I have ever had. The kids that I have worked with make me laugh more times than I can count and brighten my day. So, today I decided to share with you one of the funnier moments I have encountered as a tutor for your enjoyment.

Writing for Quick Cash: Make Money for What You Write

In the spirit of NaNoWriMo, I knew there had to be other opportunities to practice writing outside of writing a novel. For example, I pursue my writing aspirations on my blog site here. I have entered writing competitions for literary magazines as well. I haven’t made a single cent, but it keeps me happy. So there had to be more opportunities out there. Then I came across Writing for Quick Cash by Loriann Hoff Oberlin. 

The Complete Guide to Novel Writing: Improve Your Writing

I have found another treasure for those completing their NaNoWriMo: Writing Your Story! challenge or want help improving their writing . It is called The Complete Handbook of Novel Writing by Writer’s Digest. It is a bulky book that can intimidate, but if you get past the size. It is an uncut gem to improving your writing skill.

The Everything Guide: Writing Your First Novel

One of my goals for the year has been to improve my writing. It may seem like a lofty goal, but there are thousands of books about writing in general. One of my favorite books that I have used in helping improve my writing is the Everything Guide to Writing Your First Novel.

I think the best advice is how to format your writing presented within the book. It explains different plot structures that authors can use to write their ideas into a full story. It also offers ideas on character creation, which is an important element to story telling. Each aspect of writing is written with details and simple language for anyone to understand. The guide is easy to use and laid out in a logical manner for the beginners. 

Survival Guide for NaNoWriMo: No Plot? No Problem!

Last year, I introduce the challenge of NaNoWriMo. It is the challenge to write a novel within a month. It is a challenge that many people may have on their bucket list. It is on mine. I haven’t accomplished it yet, but after finals, I am thinking of taking the challenge. But until I can undertake the challenge. I looked into tips for writing. That is where I came across No Plot? No Problem! by Chris Bay. 

Apple Cake Filler: Success from Disaster

I have been trying new recipes at home on my family recently, and my family has tried each of them. They have tried the successes and the failures. I recently have been trying to perfect an apple cider cake recipe. It hasn’t worked yet, but I am almost there. I think. However, when I was testing out my apple cider cake recipe I came up with a apple compote recipe to fill the cake with that my family loves. So, the story is that some success are unexpected. I didn’t plan on making an apple compote filler for my cakes, but I did create a pretty successful recipe if I say so myself.