Sunday, May 6, 2012

Not Dead

You may have noticed that I haven't updated 'The Caffeinated Writer' in some time. This is largely because I have been focusing on my other blog, A Caffeinated Fantasy, as well as my fiction writing.

I am hoping to have some short stories published soon, and within the next year I would like to be preparing my novel for publication. Because of this I've narrowed down my writing pool and I am not taking on as many business clients at the moment.

However, as I'm generating more topics for A Caffeinated Fantasy than I can include on that blog (partially because they do not directly relate to my own stories), I will be updating 'The Caffeinated Writer' more.

Of course, this means a general shift in the content. Not large, as this blog has largely been about writing commentary and the practice of writing, but I will be expanding beyond nonfiction and professional writing to fiction writing, writing tips, and also book reviews.

I have not yet decided if I will only be doing nonfiction writing recourse book reviews on here, or if I will also be doing fiction reviews. Largely this will depend on HOW I'm reviewing the books. We'll see.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The Argument for Fanfiction

Is fanfiction good or bad for writers?
Should aspiring writers waste their time with fanfiction when they could be working on their own original stories?

I make an argument for fanfiction at my other blog The Caffienated Fantasy.

Check it out if you're curious. 

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Our Duty as Writers

This blog is not for my personal opinions. It's a personal rule, but there is times when these things cross over. One thing that I believe is important is our responsibility as writers. As people. To write what we see and offer it to the public in the most unbiased manner we can.
But it's not always possible, and there will always be times when our own biased towards events will leak into our lives, into our writing.
And it is because of this that I believe that it is our responsible to do something with our lives. To make a difference. As writers, we can do this in such a strong way that others will can be influenced far too easily. So we must strive to have the difference we make, with our carefully typed words, mean something.
Even if you don't want to involve your business, your professional persona, with politics, or religion, or even an opinion on any controversial topic, you must still influence the worlds for the better. If you must do so hidden behind a mask, I am not to judge.

As long as your strive to make a difference, no matter how small.

Even if it is only to make someone think.