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 [...]

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 [...]

Lifestyle and Literature: The New Addition and Expanding on Content

"It's About to Get Personal." For quite some time now, I have wanted to begin sharing much more of my life on this here blog. I've narrowed my content strictly to writing for quite a long time, and I missed just being able to jump on here and talk about my life, what I'm currently enjoying, or any [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]