The Countdown to NaNoWriMo: Brainstorming, Outlining, and Learning My Characters

The Countdown to NaNoWriMo: Brainstorming, Outlining, and Learning My Characters

"The time is almost here to begin my favourite, and most fulfilling month (usually), and to embark on a new writing journey for myself. I have been working on my outlines, having frequent brainstorming sessions, all to prepare for NaNoWriMo. I am certainly looking forward to having a much more consistent writing schedule this year, as [...]

Poetry: “In Her Shoes” + “Clockwork”

Poetry: “In Her Shoes” + “Clockwork”

I N  H E R  S H O E S She tiptoed through weathered daydreams The unbidden delusion of gilded discord As it trifled her. Floored by fancy, by curtained naiveté  As it toyed with her. For she slipped, slithered, spiralled  As the floor beneath her caved. The taut lacings of satin ribbon unraveling  Forewarned [...]

Poetry: “September” + “Reign”

S E P T E M B E R She was quite fond of autumnal splendour. The gathered wrinkles of her sweater dress  The scent of cottonwood trees and rain showers bare A tender ballast to a life so burdensome  An ode to the grandeur of seasoned pleasure, And the etchings of a dim utterance [...]

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 [...]

Let’s Tackle This Week: A Late Monday Evening Check-In, and Lots to Be Done

"There is such thing as changing a bad habit, there is such thing as making progress you might not have seen possible prior to your efforts, and throughout your journey as a creative, there are a lot of things along the way to learn. I can certainly say that making the conscious effort to get [...]

The Problem With Perfectionism: “Forget the Rules, Just Write.”

Are You Making Progress? I do believe that outlining your novel is important because it delineates the way in which you see your story progressing, it encompasses the important attributes of your characters, and it gives you a reason to continue. Though, you have your plot all planned out, a visual of what your characters look like [...]

What a Predicament: Working Through It, Getting It Done, and Advancing Your Creativity

"I've learnt a lot about life upon moving out on my own, learning how to deal with each and every problem that may arise, and coming to terms with how these problems affect me - for everything cannot be fixed instantly. Do you remember when you were younger, and something in the house would break? Though, it [...]

Amidst The Blush of Literature: Author’s Acknowledgements + “Reticence”

AUTHOR'S ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: There was a certain sense of honeyed intimacy upon the comfortable flush of the poetry read on a slow morning, the kind that allowed you to recklessly drown in the idea of resolute romanticism, of the accidental curiosities that chisel away at our minds, and all of the reveries that fill our lungs, [...]

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 [...]