Lifestyle and Literature: Fall Decluttering and the Rundown on Getting Ready for the Season

"Fall is certainly my favourite time of the year. I feel a vast surge of inspiration overtake me whenever it starts to get just a tad bit cooler out. It is the time where I get my best writing done, where I feel ready and capable to explore new ideas, and in turn, create great content [...]

A Rainy Day Writing Session: How I Get Ready to Write

"I love a long weekend, I love the extra day to get ready for the week, as well as taking advantage of the extra few hours to spend napping, taking long baths, and wrapped up in a good read. When I have a chill Monday like this, I usually spend it sleeping in, and when I [...]

Plot Thoughts: 5 Ways to Fill Plot Holes Effectively

"You're halfway through a chapter and you start to notice that something seems to be a bit off - a bit contradictory perhaps. "Wait, this doesn't make any sense if ____ just happened a while back." Trust me, I've been there, and sometimes you have an idea you want to incorporate so much that you forget [...]

Write The Novel: Increasing Impact and Channeling Experience

"My current project has kickstarted the urge to write stories that make the reader wholeheartedly feel something. When I began writing this novel, it was the first time I was beginning anything without seeing the end in sight. Usually, I'd have an idea of what the story progression or the ending would be like before I [...]

Lifestyle and Literature: I Need a Coffee Right About Now, Do You?

"This week has certainly drawled on as slowly as possible, and I've been much more exhausted than usual. However, I can certainly say that I've gotten quite a bit done, and the progress that I'm making, makes these tired mornings worth it. It's on those days where the last thing you want to do is get out [...]

Poetry: “Rainwater” + “Written and Read”

AMIDST THE BLUSH OF LITERATURE R A I N W A T E R Her gentle whims and raw, unuttered thought The mischances and misadventures of summertime subtlety She sipped on delicate discernment, And she met mornings with the mess of a masterpiece. The strange madness that settled within her, Pursed lips and flushed cheeks [...]

Lifestyle and Literature: A Weekend Trip and Fresh Perspective

"I've been saying that I need a vacation for at least the last few months, but I certainly have not taken it upon myself to actually get away for a few days so that I may actually relax a bit. Sometimes, we need to recharge a bit more than we may expect, and that is perfectly reasonable. [...]

Lifestyle and Literature: The New Addition and Expanding on Content

"It's About to Get Personal." For quite some time now, I have wanted to begin sharing much more of my life on this here blog. I've narrowed my content strictly to writing for quite a long time, and I missed just being able to jump on here and talk about my life, what I'm currently enjoying, or any [...]

If You’re Feeling Discouraged, Read This: A Writer’s Approach to Dealing With Stress

"Sometimes, the words don't come out the same way in which they used to. Sometimes, you feel as though you aren't creating as efficiently as you once did. Sometimes, the writing just doesn't happen - and that is okay. You've settled down to get some writing done, and you continue, but something doesn't sit quite right. So, [...]

Let’s Tackle This Week: A Late Monday Evening Check-In, and Lots to Be Done

"There is such thing as changing a bad habit, there is such thing as making progress you might not have seen possible prior to your efforts, and throughout your journey as a creative, there are a lot of things along the way to learn. I can certainly say that making the conscious effort to get [...]