Poetry: The Misunderstood Merman

A couple months ago, I had mermen on the brain, so I ended up writing a poem about one! It was partly inspired by something I came across on the internet in which someone suggested maybe mermaids didn't mean to drown people (it turns out there is in fact a poem written by Yeats about this very thing). It was also partly inspired by numerous pieces of merman art I saw in which the mermen looked...
 

Poetry: A Collection of Some Short but [Bitter]Sweet Poems

So. I rarely share my poetry because it's always been a very personal thing for me, something I write for myself and myself only (unless I'm specifically writing it for a contest or a gift or something). But April is National Poetry Month! And I have decided to share a few of my shorter poems! These are all years old, nothing recent. Some of these weren't written with anyone or anything in...
 

Writing Tips: Using Google Maps to Find a Setting for Your Novel

I'm all excited because I finally found the perfect location for my story. And I did it all using... drumroll please... Google! Big surprise, right? No, not really. But it was a bit of a struggle for me trying to figure out where to even start. Even if you're using a made-up city, it can be good to have an idea of general location or a real city to base it on. So I figured I would share some...