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 [...]

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, [...]