A Writer’s Self-Care Routine (Because I Need it This Week)

A Writer’s Self-Care Routine (Because I Need it This Week)

“There are times we simply struggle to regain control of the day when any and everything just seems to not be working in our favour. This morning was no different, and I am now settling in after dealing with all of the stress to get right back to work. There were times in the past [...]

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Productivity and Perspective: A Day to Recuperate, Readjust, and Reschedule

Productivity and Perspective: A Day to Recuperate, Readjust, and Reschedule

“Yesterday was not the start to the week I had been hoping for. I tried for quite some time to push myself to get things done, and it proved to be a lot more difficult than usual. I started to ask myself whether I’ve been getting enough sleep, whether I’ve been stressed out, and I’m [...]

Short Story: The Nightgown

Short Story: The Nightgown

T H E  N I G H T G O W N Anisa Nasir “What have I done?” She held her knees to her chest as her paranoia set in, her hands sweating as they brushed against her damp skin. Her hair matted to her head, a tangled mess curtaining her bare shoulders. She was [...]

On Writing: The Fight for Consistency and Content Creation

On Writing: The Fight for Consistency and Content Creation

“Falling out of a good routine happens to us all, and every once in a while we need to find a way to pick ourselves back up again in order to rebuild. However, there are times when it seems like every time we take a step forward, a few days down the line, we find [...]

On Writing: Breakfast, Branching Out, and Bettering the Book

On Writing: Breakfast, Branching Out, and Bettering the Book

“Expectations - as simple as they may be, they could be the very thing standing between you and your current goal. When it came to beginning the editing process for my novel, I had quite a lot of high expectations for myself, having the mentality of “I’ll fix it all later and it’ll be perfect.” [...]

This Is Not a Writing How-To: A Few Words on Altering Creative Efforts

"For quite some time, I've posed the question whether I'd been down the right path exploring my creative processes, and whether it was something I was absolutely willing to put the time into. Recently, I've had this discussion with myself, because I was tired of fluctuating between maintaining a healthy level of productivity, and just not getting [...]

Lifestyle and Literature: Let’s Talk Stress Maintenance

"There've been a lot of things that have been on my mind this past week. Whether that'd be the copious amount of stress I just can't seem to get a handle on, or how hard I've been on myself to finish this novel and keep up with an incredibly gruelling schedule. While, it may have been a [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]