YouTube Noob

My dear readers, I now have a YouTube channel!

It is Cowgirlcadet 1701, like my blog.

If any of you have wondered what I look like, you will now be able to satisfy your curiosity.

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To aspiring writers

Someone asked in the comments if I had any advice for aspiring writers. I guess that means they think I’m a pretty good writer. That’s cool.

So here are a few ideas that might help someone who is trying to get better at writing.

1. I have found it to be fairly true that writers/artists/etc. are their own worst critics. Don’t be too hard on yourself. Even if you think a piece of writing isn’t so great, share it anyway. Someone else might think it’s wonderful.

2. Accept criticism gracefully. If you don’t like what someone says about your writing, you can still thank them for offering their opinion.

3. A bad review is not the end of the world. Just because someone doesn’t like your story doesn’t mean it’s a bad story or you’re a bad writer. There’s a thing called personal preference, and everybody has their own. You can please some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can’t please all of the people all of the time.

4. Write, write, and write some more. The more you write, the better you’ll get at it. You know what they say about practice.

5. Mary Sue and Marty Stu – the perfect couple. If you are truly interested in improving your writing abilities, you have looked/asked for advice many places, and have probably heard/read something about Mary Sues/Marty Stus – those characters who are just practically perfect in every way. Some would advise you to avoid writing such characters at all costs because characters who are too perfect are annoying. I don’t agree. If you want to write practically perfect characters, go ahead. It’s your story, your world. Just because some people don’t like Mary Sues/Marty Stus, doesn’t mean they’re a bad thing. Mary Poppins is kind of a Mary Sue. The Lone Ranger is kind of a Marty Stu. And both of them are quite popular.

6. Challenge yourself. If you usually write happy stories, try writing a sad one. If you usually write short stories, try writing a long one. And so on. Step out of your box. Have someone give you a random topic and then write a story about it. (Some examples: “What happened when Sulu and Chekov went camping?”, “What if Tonto fell in love?”, “What happened on Chewbacca’s vacation?”)

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Since one of my favorite Trek characters is Spock, it kind of makes sense that my people would spend some time on Vulcan.

Vulcan is a desert world, harsh and unforgiving, but possessing an austere beauty for those who can see it.

Like any arid region, when the rain does come, the desert blooms.

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Oops, I did it again.

Here I go again, neglecting my blog.

I promised to update more, and here I haven’t been on this since October!

Gotta work on that.

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Command Academy Ring

One of these is given to every graduate of Starfleet’s Command Academy.

Spock gives his to Christine Chapel as a stand-in until he can get her an engagement ring.

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A Little About Me

Don’t expect to learn too much here. I’m pretty careful about sharing personal info on the internet. But I am willing to share a few little tidbits. Here goes.

Country of Residence: U.S.A.

State: Michigan

Town: A small one. (Didn’t think I’d spill everything, did you?)

Gender: Female (But I’ll bet you already guessed that.)

Hobbies: (Well, some of them.) – Reading, writing stories, and handicrafts. (Including but not limited to: knitting, crochet, and making jewelry.)

Likes: (Beyond bio & in no particular order.) – Horses, animals in general, having $5 or more in my pocket, yummy food, and the color green. And coffee.

Dislikes: (Also in no particular order.) – Morons….um….People who seem to have no idea what common sense even is, jerks who throw fast food wrappers in my front yard, idiots….er….people who appear to have no manners whatsoever, and an overabundance of b.s. (But a small amount of certain kinds of bull, I don’t mind)

Other Stuff: I’m not sure if I’m a night owl or an early bird. Most of the time it seems to be a little bit of both. I like staying up late, but I also like to get my sleep. I like being up early in the morning, but I don’t like getting up early in the morning. Needless to say, trying to have it both ways can be exhausting. And that’s why I like coffee.

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Howdy, Y’all!

Hi folks. Here I am.

I’m not quite sure what I’m going to put on this thing, because I’ve never done a blog before. I do know the content will primarily revolve around Star Trek, music, and cowgirl-y stuff. And whatever I post here is gonna be good. I think.

I do want to warn my readers, however, not to expect new content every day. Or even every week, necessarily. Because I started this thing a good long while ago, and I’ve only been on it a couple of times. But, rest assured, I do plan on doing much better about that than before.

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