Lifestyle and Literature: Pushing Through the Monday Blues

Lifestyle and Literature: Pushing Through the Monday Blues

"Waking up exhausted on a Monday morning isn't anything new, for I rarely get a surge of energy at the beginning of the week no matter the circumstances. I try to minimize as much effort as I can in the mornings so I can sleep in just a few minutes longer, but sometimes there's just not enough [...]

5 Ways to Overcome Your Writing Fears: What’s Holding You Back?

5 Ways to Overcome Your Writing Fears: What’s Holding You Back?

"Around this time last year I was struggling to find a way to keep up with my work creatively. I was struggling to sit down to get a bit of writing done, whether that'd be a blog post or a few chapters of a novel I had been working on. I could not harness the creative energy necessary [...]

Poetry: “Melodrama” + “Raconteur”

Poetry: “Melodrama” + “Raconteur”

M E L O D R A M A It was an experience. To write of raw adoration, For the unerringly saccharine tongue Of flitted whims And a scene so carefully written  It could play with my heart. It was an experience. The aged fragments of an unfinished script An act impulsive, that of untraveled [...]

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. [...]