Online Writing Classes: Rambo Academy

Mirintala/ January 12, 2022/ Commentary, Writing

One thing that the current climate of online meet-ups has given me is the chance to engage in online learning. That, combined with the time and financial means to do so. I’ve taken a slew of online writing classes through 2020/2021 via Rambo Academy. I’ve learned a lot in the classes, and have met some interesting people! Below is a

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Concert Thoughts

Mirintala/ January 5, 2022/ Commentary, Writing

September 3, 2019 You don’t go to a concert for a perfect audio experience. If you want to hear the music the way the artist wants it to be, you get a studio album. There, they had more complete control over how it sounds. (To a degree, of course. But they know how it sounded when it left.) You go

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Writing: The Blue in Her Eyes (The Faces of the Crying Girl)

Mirintala/ December 29, 2021/ Fiction, Writing

Originally released in The Faces of the Crying Girl anthology, from Hair Brained Press. “A collection of short stories all based on another short story … makes total sense, eh? The Crying Girl tells the story of a girl, crying at a metal concert right before heads start exploding: literally. No really, I mean literally blowing up. Not, like, metaphorically.

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Writing: Manifest Reality

Mirintala/ December 22, 2021/ Fiction, Writing

Originally released in Manifest Reality, an anthology from Hair Brained Press. (Now out of print) Manifest Reality Edited by Jessica West Everyone is looking at you funny, right? RIGHT?! They are, they’re looking at you out of the corner of their eyes, plotting against you. The whole world, they’re out for you. Aren’t they? He wanted this. You know he

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Unearthing Myself

Mirintala/ December 15, 2021/ Writing

There’s nothing quite like the relief one feels upon learning they are not irreparably broken. To have someone reach out and lift that guilt from your shoulders, to say, “this isn’t a burden you need to be bearing”. There’s also a great comfort in being shown that you can do it, you’ve just been doing it the wrong way for

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Alan Wake & The Writer That is Me

Mirintala/ December 2, 2021/ Writing

Alan Wake is a game that has always spoken to me, and is one of the few games to give me nightmares. It stars a writer plagued by writer’s block, and starts out with a nightmare in which one of his characters is a shadowy monster attacking him, both physically and verbally with such taunts as “the only reason your

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Writing a Synopsis (Guest Post by Harry Connolly)

Mirintala/ February 11, 2015/ Guest

Everyone Hates Writing A Synopsis And rightfully so. They are the least fun part of writing. I’d rather stand over my printer, begging it to do the one job I bought it for, than write a synopsis. But they’re required, so I’ve done it. I have a little method, too. Nowadays, when I write a synopsis, it’s for my agent

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Guest Post: Shen Hart, Writer and Marketing Consultant

Mirintala/ August 6, 2013/ Guest, Writing

Hello one and all! I’m Shen Hart and Chris was kind enough allow me a slot on her blog. Today I’m going to touch on what I am and what I do before diving into my passion for writing. I’m an indie marketing consultant. I jokingly say that I’m saving the world, one indie at a time. This means that

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