Things I wanted to do while still young

There were several things I wanted to do before I turned 30, the age of enlightenment. When I was 22 and I had just left college, I wanted to travel and see the world. I wanted to see the UK, Hawaii, Ireland, Italy, St. Lucia, and maybe Australia and the Greek Islands. But since my […]

What About Love?

I hate to make a huge spoiler for people whom haven’t seen the latest Marvel movie yet, but I feel like it needs to be said: in part one of Avengers Infinity War, more than half of the Avengers die. Spiderman is dead, the Guardians of the Galaxy are all dead (except Rocket and Nebula), […]

Festival of pirate fools

After weeks of brooding and nothing but writing, I came out of my Nottingham shell and partied with the pirates. And a French gypsy. You’d probably get that reference from my title if you’ve seen the Disney movie Hunchback of Notre Dame, which features the very first sugared up cartoon version of a popular yet […]

Writing mania

Three days ago, I wrote a grand total of 4,000 words for the day. Wednesday, I wrote nothing because of Charm City Trivia, but it really wasn’t anybody’s fault. I just didn’t think of anything to write. But I’ve just increased my word count goal to 35,000 words by the end of the month. I’m […]

Letters to authors: Erin Moore

This is a letter to author series edition (told you I’m bringing it back), writing to the author of That’s Not English: Britishisms, Americanisms, and what our English says about us (nonfiction, 2015). Dear Erin Moore, With your nonfiction That’s Not English, which I am currently reading, I feel like you’re tricking me. The reason […]

Bringing back Letters to Authors

Hey everyone, sorry my blog posts have been so spotty for the past couple months. Things haven’t been well at the Ahrens household. My dad keeps complaining about his feet hurting, because no matter how many medications he takes for diabetes and blood pressure, he still thinks he’s not taking enough to take care of […]

Last minute note

Ok, I’ve realized after a drawn out intervention with a friend that I took a desperate approach. I’ve deleted both of my story videos on YouTube, for more professional reasons. Here’s why those videos are no longer on my previous two posts. The first one I posted, the prologue with the very long intro, I […]