Poetry: “And So She Did” + “The Nomad”

Poetry: “And So She Did” + “The Nomad”

AND SO SHE DID Gentle was the unbidden ripening, Of a once wilted ingenue. Her staged longings scattered Like the aged pages Of curiously learned words, That whittled away at her. She dressed herself in dismantled prose The flush of her skin freeing The quiver of her pursed lips reprieving, As she grew to taste [...]

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 [...]

Productivity: Doing More Than the Bare Minimum to Achieve Your Goals

Productivity: Doing More Than the Bare Minimum to Achieve Your Goals

 “I had a plan. I had an idea of where I’d want to be by the end of this year, but I can’t say I’ve been putting in as much work as I know I’m capable of. I still follow my daily routines, I still actively work at my goals, but there is always a [...]

On Writing: Abandoning Story Structure and Finding a Focused Plot

On Writing: Abandoning Story Structure and Finding a Focused Plot

“I remember what it felt like, in the preparation stages of beginning a new project, asking enough of myself to be as creative as I possibly can. I remember how worried I had been in the beginning, worried about how the story would be perceived, how it would read to others. There had come a [...]

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 [...]

Let’s Talk Productivity: 5 Habits I’ve Implemented That Actually Work

Let’s Talk Productivity: 5 Habits I’ve Implemented That Actually Work

“When it comes to maintaining a healthy level of productivity that works for you, it can be a bit challenging to see where you might want to improve. If you’re anything like me, it can start with not knowing where to start your workday, what tasks to finish first, what tasks “help” you stay motivated. [...]

Productivity and Perspective: A Day to Recuperate, Readjust, and Reschedule

Productivity and Perspective: A Day to Recuperate, Readjust, and Reschedule

“Yesterday was not the start to the week I had been hoping for. I tried for quite some time to push myself to get things done, and it proved to be a lot more difficult than usual. I started to ask myself whether I’ve been getting enough sleep, whether I’ve been stressed out, and I’m [...]