First the commercial: If you have a few minutes, please take a listen to CC’s and my weekly podcast for writers. We may not be particularly successful at the writing gig except in our own minds, so as they say, “those who can’t, teach.” We’ve learned a few things along the way and are happyContinue reading “NaNoWriMo”

Where Is Tomorrow?

If you have the misfortune of reading my books, you may pick up a sense of optimism. I believed in the happy ending, and a happy ending with light and music. I’m not so sure now. Confessing a secret: I’m a Trekker since the original series first aired. Dating myself, yes, but I remember whenContinue reading “Where Is Tomorrow?”

Risky Business

If you listened to our podcast from today (Sunday, October 17, 2021), we touched on “taking risks,” the fundamental difference between CC’s and my writing styles. I enjoy going “when angels fear to tread,” and CC likes to work with “cozy romances,”: a genre where the reader feels as safe as her characters and theContinue reading “Risky Business”

Writers and Disappointment

[Note: this post is written to accompany CC’s and my podcast on how writers can deal with disappointment. There’s great ideas there, too. Have a listen!] Writing a book makes us vulnerable to a wide range of emotions, not unlike falling in love. There’s the same highs of accomplishment, passion, and excitement, but there’s alsoContinue reading “Writers and Disappointment”

Comfort Foods

I binged on Sex Education this week, an energetic coming-of-age series out of Britain about teenagers and adults obsessed with (surprise) sex and relations. The entire show has an exceptionally talented cast, crew, writing staff, and music managers. I’m invested in the characters and was happy to hear that we’ll be seeing Moordale High inContinue reading “Comfort Foods”

A Writer’s Podcast

Cassidy Carson and I have been writing for a few years now, and while success has eluded us, we’ve learned the basics about the writing gig. We created the “CC and JT Amateur Half Hour” to share our wisdom, for what it’s worth. These thirty-minute episodes are CC and me to sitting down to talkContinue reading “A Writer’s Podcast”

A Letter to the Past

Dear younger me – Hello from 2021! No, I’m not joking. This is a letter written forty years after your first serious attempt to dabble in fiction. Still have doubts it’s you/me? Let me regale you with a tale about a young lad and his “love” for his music teacher. Now that I proved IContinue reading “A Letter to the Past”

Book Ideas

Welcome back to the Carson-Hume blog where “two hearts share one brain cell.” I am today’s host: JT Hume. You’re reading my second or third writer-centric blog which is a blessing for me today. After twelve hours with the relations (fun but tiring), you get an updated rerun. There are few easy chores when writingContinue reading “Book Ideas”

Cover Charge

Welcome back. The blog is my fourth major blog (aside from Tumblr and Blogger and such), and the common thread between all was writing. I shared my positive and negative experiences as much as I could, and thanks to the Internet Archive, I found old posts that can get recycled and reposted here. OneContinue reading “Cover Charge”

The Citizen Writer

In CC’s and my weekly podcast for writers, we talked about if a writer has a responsibility to be an engaged community citizen, and we got into the pros and cons of putting ourselves out there in the “real world,” so to speak. Social Media (SM) gives us both a pathway into the debate ofContinue reading “The Citizen Writer”

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