A Day in Mariposa’s Office: Freezing, Thinking & Reflecting

As cold-blooded as I am, you'd think I’d love winter, but I don’t. My scales get so dry from washing off the human cold germs. (One thing I’ll never understand is how hands get dry from washing them. You use water to wash them. You put on lotion to make them not dry. The first … Continue reading A Day in Mariposa’s Office: Freezing, Thinking & Reflecting

18 Resolutions Every Writer Needs to Make

Happy New Year, humans! Did you stay up till midnight? My friends and I got together and had a dino-opoly competition, ate prehistoric pizza, and watched Drawassic Park. But it’s a new year now and that means... 358 DAYS TILL NEXT CHRISTMAS! No, seriously, it actually means my inbox is flooded with fitness advertisements (I … Continue reading 18 Resolutions Every Writer Needs to Make

Days NOT in Mariposa’s Office: A Dinosaur’s Complaint About Christmas

I don’t like Christmastime. I realize I just posted a short story where I played the part of Scrooge, but that has no bearing whatsoever on the previous statement. Really, I don’t dislike Christmas, just Christmastime (big difference). And the reason I dislike it has absolutely nothing to do with Christmas at all. The reason … Continue reading Days NOT in Mariposa’s Office: A Dinosaur’s Complaint About Christmas

6 Presents Writers Can Give During the Christmas Season

Have you finished your Christmas shopping yet? I finished mine last Christmas when all the stuff was on sale—that way I can give my friends inexpensive expensive presents. The only problem is that it was so long ago that I can’t remember where I stashed the presents... I don’t know what to do—Christmas is only … Continue reading 6 Presents Writers Can Give During the Christmas Season

4 Ways to Add Color to Black & White Sentences

Don’t you just love bright, bold colors? You don’t? Well, then I pity your eyesight, because color is a necessary part of writing. Yes, you read that right—I said writing. A black and white sketch can be beautiful, but black and white writing is as bland as bread and water. And who wants to eat … Continue reading 4 Ways to Add Color to Black & White Sentences