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 [...]

The Problem With Perfectionism: “Forget the Rules, Just Write.”

Are You Making Progress? I do believe that outlining your novel is important because it delineates the way in which you see your story progressing, it encompasses the important attributes of your characters, and it gives you a reason to continue. Though, you have your plot all planned out, a visual of what your characters look like [...]

Amidst The Blush of Literature: Paperback Prose

AMIDST THE BLUSH OF LITERATURE P A P E R B A C K  P R O S E The subtle complacency of afternoon wonder that became her As she sat patiently, sipping coffee on her kitchen floor Her fingertips swept over etched fiction The traced edges of soiled debauchery For she thought of the [...]

What a Predicament: Working Through It, Getting It Done, and Advancing Your Creativity

"I've learnt a lot about life upon moving out on my own, learning how to deal with each and every problem that may arise, and coming to terms with how these problems affect me - for everything cannot be fixed instantly. Do you remember when you were younger, and something in the house would break? Though, it [...]

Current Progress, Challenging Writing Boundaries, and Working Efficiently

"Progress is what allows me to remain inspired. Progress is what makes the entire process worthwhile. Nothing feels better than a good plot that keeps YOU engaged, that leaves YOU excited. For, it begins with how you feel about your writing, long before anyone else has a chance to read it. Lately, I've been trying [...]

Exercising Your Creativity, Executing Your Ideas

AS SHE BLOOMS A book of pressed flowers, Read like the simple, sensible perception Of an obscure unfamiliarity, Of entitled catastrophe. She spoke eloquently of instinctual word The mad ramblings of conscious clarity The surrealism that settled in the part of her lips As she demanded reign over her independent assumptions Over wrinkled newspaper clippings [...]

Progress Makes Perfect: When You’ve Found Your Spark

Progress Makes Perfect: When You’ve Found Your Spark

"As she writes." Adding this phrase beneath my name, as I certainly thought of it on a whim, has really changed the way I see my potential. I am finally making use of all of the inspiration around me, and channeling that inspiration into pieces I am undoubtedly proud of writing. I have not felt [...]

Summer Writing Goals: What I’m Bringing to the Blog + a Minimalist Makeover

"Lately, something hasn't been sitting right with the content I've been creating. I haven't been excited to get up in the morning and do the one thing I love to do - write. Something needed to change, whether that was my stress level or the environment in which I had been, I can certainly see a [...]