Lifestyle and Literature: NaNoWriMo, Novels, and New Ideas

"Storytelling is the gateway to human existence - something I've included in a paper I wrote today in response to Richard Kearney's "Where Do Stories Come From?" and I must say that I rather enjoyed it. It put quite a lot into perspective when it comes to how I've viewed writing up until this point. [...]

Lifestyle and Literature: Dealing with Off Days and a Few Words on the Creative Process

"Blogging became a part of my writing routine because it allowed me to voice all of the struggles, setbacks, and or issues I may have come across as I try to do my best to maintain my creative flow. To be quite honest, along the way it became more about "making sure I had a blog post up" than [...]

Readjusting to a Student Schedule: Writing Confessions and Maintaining Progression

Readjusting to a Student Schedule: Writing Confessions and Maintaining Progression

"I had been incredibly consistent during my four month long work term, and it had been such a wake up call to just how productive I could be if I utilized my time effectively. Though, now that my work term is over and I am back on campus to resume my studies, I find that [...]

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 [...]

Lifestyle and Literature: A Weekend Trip and Fresh Perspective

"I've been saying that I need a vacation for at least the last few months, but I certainly have not taken it upon myself to actually get away for a few days so that I may actually relax a bit. Sometimes, we need to recharge a bit more than we may expect, and that is perfectly reasonable. [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]