Poetry: “September” + “Reign”

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 [...]

Amidst The Blush of Literature: Paperback Prose

AMIDST THE BLUSH OF LITERATURE P A P E R B A C K  P R O S E The subtle complacency of afternoon wonder that became her As she sat patiently, sipping coffee on her kitchen floor Her fingertips swept over etched fiction The traced edges of soiled debauchery For she thought of the [...]

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 [...]

Another Monday Down: Sticking to the Schedule, and Writing New Poetry

"Sometimes, I ask myself: "Am I in over my head? Am I doing enough to get to where I want to go? How do I know I'm not prioritizing the wrong things?" They're all valid questions, constant questions that surface on those rough days where it just seems to be too impossible to cope with it all. [...]

A Little Poetry, A Lot of Editing: Getting It Done

"I've never quite liked being too comfortable in my routine, for I feel that I lose that initial spark when I'm too busy trying to get things done versus letting my imagination run wild every once in a while. There is such a thing as doing too much. As I give myself more time to work around my tasks, [...]