A Writer’s Self-Care Routine (Because I Need it This Week)

A Writer’s Self-Care Routine (Because I Need it This Week)

“There are times we simply struggle to regain control of the day when any and everything just seems to not be working in our favour. This morning was no different, and I am now settling in after dealing with all of the stress to get right back to work. There were times in the past [...]

As She Writes: My New Etsy Shop

As She Writes: My New Etsy Shop

“I have always wondered what it would feel like to start chasing my goals head on, to start actively working harder, to start doing more. For as long as I can remember, I have been talking about taking the next step in my pursuit to make writing happen, as well as tap into my creativity [...]

Coffeeshop Talk: Sparking Interest, Writing Anew, and So Much More

Coffeeshop Talk: Sparking Interest, Writing Anew, and So Much More

“I can safely say I feel much more at ease this morning, as I had an incredibly productive day yesterday - a start to the week I absolutely adore. Today, I just want to have a chat with you all about a few things. Especially as it so happens that I’m actively writing again, even [...]

5 Places I Go When I Lack Writing Inspiration

5 Places I Go When I Lack Writing Inspiration

“Your environment can have such an incredible impact on your productivity, and there are times we may think past this in order to get as much work done as possible - no matter the location. Sometimes, when I’m experiencing a bit of a slump, I take it upon myself to change my environment, even if [...]

And So She Wrote: A Personal Narrative

And So She Wrote: A Personal Narrative

She reminisced about a calm, October morning when she woke to watch the sun rise. As she held her journal in her lap, clutching her pen tightly between her pale fingers, she thought of all that had been eating away at her mind. Of the way she set aside her pain, to allow herself a [...]

Bookstores, First Editions, and a Rekindled Spark

Bookstores, First Editions, and a Rekindled Spark

“There are times where a certain spontaneous moment can rekindle a spark we thought we may have lost, when it comes to our ability to exercise our creativity or simply to continue working on achieving our goals. This past weekend has been an eye-opening one for me, one I thoroughly enjoyed for it really has [...]

Lifestyle and Literature: A Weekend Away From Editing and How I Unwind

Lifestyle and Literature: A Weekend Away From Editing and How I Unwind

“My weekends are usually work free as well as worry free because I truly believe in the power of a recharge day (or days). However, as much as I love to take my mind off the work at hand, I can’t say I don’t think about it often. Even during the time I’ve set aside [...]

Lifestyle and Literature: Flat Lays, Favourites, and For the Home

Lifestyle and Literature: Flat Lays, Favourites, and For the Home

“I said that this year, I wanted to expand my blog content a bit and talk a little about other aspects of my life that aren’t related to writing. So here I am, with a London Fog, sitting at my desk ready to talk about a few things that I’ve been rather enjoying lately. I’m [...]

Lifestyle and Literature: The New Year Checklist, Content Creation, and a Fresh Start

Lifestyle and Literature: The New Year Checklist, Content Creation, and a Fresh Start

By: Nathan Dumlao on Unsplash.com "This past year has been an incredible one. I've learnt so much about myself, my capabilities, and what I truly want to gain from the year to come. My blog has been a launching pad for all of the dreams I'm still chasing every single day. I was able to write a novel last year that I am truly proud of, I found my center, my balance in life and there's not much more that I can ask for. Now, it's time to start thinking about what's next for my writing journey as I continue to edit my current novel and start preparing for the possibility of publishing. This year, I want to read a lot more books, I want to write and share a lot more content, and I want to talk about the things that I'm currently loving when there's something new to be excited about." Let the New Year bring more writing, more reading, and the ability to maintain the productive lifestyle that brings me so much joy. Towards the end of 2018, I haven't really been as active on here as I would've liked, and that is the first thing that I want [...]

Lifestyle and Literature: NaNoWriMo, Novels, and New Ideas

"Storytelling is the gateway to human existence - something I've included in a paper I wrote today in response to Richard Kearney's "Where Do Stories Come From?" and I must say that I rather enjoyed it. It put quite a lot into perspective when it comes to how I've viewed writing up until this point. [...]