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 [...]

Current Progress, Challenging Writing Boundaries, and Working Efficiently

"Progress is what allows me to remain inspired. Progress is what makes the entire process worthwhile. Nothing feels better than a good plot that keeps YOU engaged, that leaves YOU excited. For, it begins with how you feel about your writing, long before anyone else has a chance to read it. Lately, I've been trying [...]

Exercising Your Creativity, Executing Your Ideas

AS SHE BLOOMS A book of pressed flowers, Read like the simple, sensible perception Of an obscure unfamiliarity, Of entitled catastrophe. She spoke eloquently of instinctual word The mad ramblings of conscious clarity The surrealism that settled in the part of her lips As she demanded reign over her independent assumptions Over wrinkled newspaper clippings [...]

Progress Makes Perfect: When You’ve Found Your Spark

Progress Makes Perfect: When You’ve Found Your Spark

"As she writes." Adding this phrase beneath my name, as I certainly thought of it on a whim, has really changed the way I see my potential. I am finally making use of all of the inspiration around me, and channeling that inspiration into pieces I am undoubtedly proud of writing. I have not felt [...]

Summer Writing Goals: What I’m Bringing to the Blog + a Minimalist Makeover

"Lately, something hasn't been sitting right with the content I've been creating. I haven't been excited to get up in the morning and do the one thing I love to do - write. Something needed to change, whether that was my stress level or the environment in which I had been, I can certainly see a [...]

Your Hard Work Will Pay Off: Staying Productive and Accepting Change

"Change is something we all experience on an everyday basis, and lately I've been experiencing it on a much larger scale than usual. There are a lot of new responsibilities in my life now, and a lot that I still have to get used to. However, I can certainly say that I'm happier than ever. For [...]

Prioritizing Tasks + Taking the Next Step in Your Creative Process

"What is it that's holding you back? Is it the fear of not being able to succeed? Or is it simply the fear of not being able to love the creative work you do as much as you used to? Taking initiative is the most important constant in what allows me to remain productive even when it seems as [...]

Don’t Let the Stress Get the Better of You: “Working Through Your Stress and Maintaining Progression.”

"There is a healthy way to do just enough, even when you absolutely do not feel like doing anything. Or, when you're convinced that you can get it done later. Lately, I've managed to stay consistent. I leave my weekends as free as possible, picking up the slack throughout the week to make sure I am putting [...]