Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Level One Writer @ Wordpress: The Big Move

I've decided to render this blog inactive and relocate all blogging to levelonewriter.wordpress.com. The interface and customization options there are simply irresistable, and I really needed a different web address. LevelOneWriter is more catchy and descriptive of what I keep on my professional blog.

This blog has been a great experience in actually maintaining entries and communication to anyone who might want to know what's going on in my writing and educational life. Head on over to the new one and everything will be shinier and more fun.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

MMORPGamer - Trials and Tribulations

This week features AoC's delay, SotNW's expansion, LOTRO's new barber, DDO's trial, EQ's deportment from Brazil, and PotC's frugality. If you're wondering what any of this means, you haven't been getting your fill of MMORPGamer. If you do, details abound in the column.

P.S. Sorry for the late posting. I've been barred by reading this week via Julia Cameron's The Artist's Way, and that's kept me far from the internet for a while.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

MMORPGamer - Fresh Squeezed

This week's MMORPGamer includes info on the first Blizzcast, turbulence on the Enterprise, Connect 2008, and January events in Global MU Online. Also, NASA takes a foray into the MMO market while Loki jumps into MU Online.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

MMORPGamer - Beta Revolution

The intense process of producing MMORPGamer was exhausting today, so I'll be brief. The new post is here. It's got the two new features as well implemented as possible, though I'm now thinking that I should simplify the layout. Too much clutter is bad, especially with internet writing.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

New Layout and Reason

Today I've chosen a new layout and template for the blog.  The previous template conflicted with my new blidget (blog widget) located in the right sidebar.

With my new registration as a Content Producer at Associated Content, I've put up the blidget to enable people to check out all of the articles I've written.  So far, there's only my first article about Flannery O'Connor up there, but a book review on The Sword of Shannara should be up soon.

The O'Connor piece is a research paper I did last semester, and I am so glad that AC accepted it for payment.  I get paid for every thousand clicks, so feel free to check out articles as I post more.

I've had a great time working with AC, and I'm very glad that everything's worked so far.  I have yet to receive my first payment, but it'll on its way to my paypal account soon.

Edit: The review that should have been put up on Tuesday finally made it onto AC today. My first review is on the new classic, The Sword of Shannara.

Friday, January 4, 2008

MMORPGamer - Free Politics for All

Here's the new MMORPGamer for this week. In it, I've got info on the Ron Paul invasion of Azeroth, NCSoft's time travel, Stargate Worlds's trailer's premiere, and notes from Gamasutra's interview with David Perry. It's a long sentence, but it's grammatically correct. Go team.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Happy New Year to All.

The Office of Letters and Light, the creators of NaNoWriMo, also run a Big, Fun, Scary Adventure challenge year-long. It's basically a way of celebrating and being accountable for New Year's Resolutions. Having a community of people with you from around the globe is a great thing.

So far, my list is as follows:
  • Write more reviews (perhaps in a one-a-week quota on my blog)
  • Work out more (30 minutes a day, working with one day per week for the first month, and moving forward with each month)
  • Complete The Artist's Way (including Morning Pages and Artist Dates)
  • Revise my first novel at least once to determine whether to send it out or not
  • Participate in my sixth NaNoWriMo and complete it for the second time
  • Meditate more (perhaps in a similar model as the work out project)

    I may edit this list a few times, but I'm sure about the above six for this year. I've already started the Artist's Way, and I'm thinking Tuesday might be my review day. I've already got Wednesday-Thursday as my column writing and proofing dates.