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Prepping for an Effective Writing Session + The Effects of Daily Brainstorming

“Getting lost in an idea is always pleasant, especially when you’ve begun to map out the path you want your project to take. However, it is when you’re feeling uninspired, when the ideas seem to not flow the way they used to, that you begin to question if continuing is even worth it. – It […]

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February Planning, Novel Refinement, and Writing Risks

“As February begins, so does the list of new writing goals to achieve. The last week I’ve spent trying to give myself the time I needed to work through all of the stress of an everyday productive lifestyle. I know that the nights are going to get longer, the work is going to get harder, and the time to […]

Monday Blues: Writing Challenges, the Betterment of Ideas + Poetry

Wisteria and Winter Mornings Wet pavements stained, the swallowed detachment of tainted fallacy A violent transcendence of sweet frailty She bit her tongue, she tampered with her expressions The piercing bloom of an isolated, unexplored fog As she rose, her fingers brushed up against floral reminiscence. She could not rid herself of the fragrance of […]

An Inspiring Start to the Week and Redefining Writing Constraints

“Progress is an incredible feeling. The true start to a new project can redefine the way in which you respond to what you’re putting out into the world. I remember when I first began thinking about starting anew earlier this month, and I knew that it had come a time now for me to just let go of any potential […]

An Update on Life and My Experience Writing From My Antagonist’s Perspective

“Here’s to hoping for yet another productive week. I’ve noticed that I’ve gotten rather good at making sure everything that I need to do is thoroughly planned, but when it comes to actually sitting down to execute all of those to-dos, I tend to shift too much off to be done on an upcoming day. (That […]

A New Year: Current Projects, Habits, and What a Fresh Start Can Do

“The holidays are officially over and I’ve been away from blogging for a bit, but I can certainly say that it feels wonderful to be back at it again. I did sit down at the beginning of the year to decide on a variety of changes I’m planning to implement this year, and ones that will remain […]

Treating Yourself to a New Read, Unwinding, and Making Time to Write

“Fall term has finally come to an end and I can sit back, reevaluate all that I’ve done over the last few months, and assess where to go from here. That means an array of late night writing sessions, planning, and sitting down to get some of the substantial work done. It’s been quite a while since […]

A Cup of Tea, a New Moleskine, and Endless Possibilities

“Nothing feels better than cracking open a new notebook to start planning out your next great adventure, and it feels even better to be pages deep into it. I’ve been mapping out the possibilities of a new piece, falling in love with character traits and intense plot lines that have begun to emerge. It is certainly harder […]

A Late Night Blog Post From A Girl That’s Pressed For Time: Deadlines, Change, and a Fresh Start

“It can be overwhelming, especially when you’re not where you thought you’d be by the coming end of the year. It’s sometimes harder to deal with that fact than it is to pick back up again and have a strict work schedule so that those goals of yours are one step closer to being achieved. This past […]

A Writer’s Road Map to Overcoming Writer’s Block and Restoring Creativity

“Have you ever taken a moment to look back on how you utilized your creative process in the past? I read a post I had written from about five years ago, and from the very first sentence, I could tell just how invested, just how excited I had been. I was entirely sure of what […]