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Blog entries by NathanielleC

With rare exceptions, one or more of my characters will pay a visit to the smallest room. I'm in good company. Stephen King characters peed and pooped. Michael Crichton characters peed and pooped, especially in Pirate Latitudes. Oskar had problems with incontinence in the first chapters of Let The Right One In. My characters pee and poop. It could be that my own toilet training journey was so traumatic in parts that I can't relate to a fictional character who doesn't pop off to the loo, or...
I went back to one of the other writing forums after a long hiatus. Prostrated myself and apologized for the thing that was mostly their fault but trying to be the "bigger" man or whatever. And after about a day or two I said, "Why am I bothering again?" The second one I went to that I stopped going to awhile ago shares a name with this forum. And one of the members got really uptight when I called him out and all of his supporters accused me of bullying. Well I didn't I want to hurt any...
It's very important that I have some sort of life beyond just my apartment and my job. I am content but not entirely happy. I have some material things but my home is very spartan for the most part and my job is really just a means to an end that is very far off. I have a few minor projects. But beyond my writing there's not a hell of a lot I can do without someone's participation. I've reached out to some people with whom I can have some sort of connection, even if it's a brief physical...
You know what research is? It's a funny way of saying, "What is such" and then finding the answer. But when the available resources are not enough you sometimes have to do other things like experimenting and asking people directly. I get that there are some people out there who abuse the question. But far more annoying are the people who respond to a thread with a smart assed remark such as: "Do a little research and you'll find the answers yourself." It's especially funny when they do...
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