August is a good month for a roundup. I've finally settled into my day job, and am developing my side hustle, AKA City of Writers. Here are the most popular posts on Writeropolis this past month, per Google Analytics. I would like to say I'm surprised at the popularity of the posts, but I'd be … Continue reading August 2017 Roundup
I'm happy to announce that Writeropolis is alive. When I was searching for a unique name for the Facebook page to reflect my writing life, I couldn't come up with a good name. I used some name generators, and stumbled upon writeropolis. Writer to reflect what I do, and then opolis reminded me of Metropolis, … Continue reading Say hello to Writeropolis!
Manifest Mondays are where I chat exclusively about writing and the writing life. My earliest memory of writing as a child was being scolded for learning how to write my name and address in kindergarten. I proceeded to write it over and over on one page - both sides - because I liked the feel … Continue reading The Artist’s Way
... anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending. This is definitely something I needed to see. I am starting a new path in my career today. It's not something I've done before, though it's something I can do easily. I don't want to give too much away, at least until I … Continue reading Though no one can go back and make a brand new start…
This month I am starting a new thing: a roundup. A roundup can mean different things for a blog. Maybe it's a call to action from other bloggers regarding a question posed by the hosting blog. Maybe it's a list of the blogger's favorite posts from other bloggers. Writeropolis' roundup is a variation on the … Continue reading May 2017 Roundup
I'm late to the game, but I recently got into Charles Bukowski. He's one of those authors that people assume you know of but you really don't, until you read something of theirs. There's something so pure about the way he manipulates language. It reads autobiographically, but it's raw and masculine and vulgar and wonderful. … Continue reading There’s a bluebird in my heart
Tuneful Tuesdays are my weekly song recommendations of the moment. But don't expect the latest, hottest thing. A lot of it will be classics and throwbacks from the extensive jukebox in my head. I was listening to my Teen Pop Mix from my Genius Mixes in iTunes and this one shuffled up. I'm still furious … Continue reading Next Stop Heaven by Nobody’s Angel
Anything, anything would be better than this agony of mind, this creeping pain that gnaws and fumbles and caresses one and never hurts quite enough. - Jean-Paul Sartre I'm feeling existential, downright nihilistic about my lot in life at the moment. I'm frustrated. I don't know how many more job applications I can throw out … Continue reading Anything would be better