Archive for May 25th, 2009

May 25 2009

Psycho Child’s Review Forum

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I provide advice about how to write novels, comic books and graphic novels. Most of my content applies to fiction-writing in general, but I also provide articles specifically about superhero stories.

I’m writing a fantasy manga. It’s mainly about three teenagers named Cyrus, Wes and Logun.  They join a school to acquire and develop their own special techniques.  As these boys advance though the ranks of this school, they will find out the dark secret of their rival school, Theta C Academy.  This school only accepts students that already have their etching power.  This manga will have action, drama, betrayal, love and hatred.

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May 25 2009

Mental Conditions in the Workplace

Published by under Writing Articles

I’ve been getting a few questions like this, so I think it might be worthwhile to offer some untrained advice. For the love of God, please do not use this in lieu of professional advice from a medical professional.

Hello, B. Mac. I suffer from [mental condition X.] How will that affect my writing career?

1. Get yourself diagnosed and treated by a professional… self-diagnosed conditions are not credible. If you really believed that you had something, you’d be an idiot not to have it looked at. If you tell a coworker that you have a self-diagnosed condition, you’re pretty much admitting that you’re idiotic or dishonest. (If money is an issue, the good news is that professionals tend to be pretty accommodating of financial need).

2. Your medical history (including psychiatric conditions) should be provided only on a need-to-know basis. Telling your boss or coworkers more than they need to know will create barriers between them and you, particularly if they don’t know you very well. It could also creep them out.

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May 25 2009

Overheard at a Mexican restaurant in Japan…

Published by under Comedy

“Please enjoy our authentic tapas.  I am afraid they are not like that Taco Bell stuff you Americans like so much, sir, but if you want I can smother them in sour cream and you will hardly be able to tell the difference.”

Hat-tip to our Japanese correspondent.

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