I Chose the Pen

Writing is Exhausting

I have had a passion for writing since I learned English back in elementary school, around 3rd grade. I remember my first book was actually a bunch of tiny pages stapled together. I did the illustrations and writing all by myself. It was a story called "Hello Kitty Does Ballet." Obviously, I continued this journey … Continue reading Writing is Exhausting


The Use of a Diary

I used to hate diaries. I didn't hate them because I thought they were stupid. I hated them because I could never keep one. I could never sit down each night and just write about my day and thoughts. It seemed like a chore rather than something useful. I would always try and always give … Continue reading The Use of a Diary

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince: The First 100 Pages

"'No, I was merely reading the Muggle magazines,' said Dumbledore. 'I do love knitting patterns.'" Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, Page 73 *BEWARE: Minor Spoilers Lie Ahead* And so the magic continues. I absolutely love it when these books give us more insight on how the wizarding world works, so reading through Fudge's … Continue reading Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince: The First 100 Pages

A Well-Told Story

The world is beautiful, though some may say there are some ugly things inside; but to a curious eye, an eye who seeks, everything is beautiful. So yes, the world is beautiful with scars and all, for the scars reveal life. There are scars in the shape of tear-stained cheeks. We cry because the world … Continue reading A Well-Told Story

How to Get Off Your Lazy Butt and Get to Work

I quickly learned that, for me, if there's no due date, then there will never be a do date. I can become the laziest procrastinator when I want to be. It's probably the main reason why it's taken me so long to complete the personal projects I am working on. Although, I can also be … Continue reading How to Get Off Your Lazy Butt and Get to Work

Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix: The End

"Sirius seems a million miles away already, even if a part of Harry still believed that if he had only pulled back that veil, he would have found Sirius looking back at him, greeting him, perhaps, with his laugh like a bark..." Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix, Page 844 And so the … Continue reading Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix: The End

Fairy Tales

I woke up hating myself today. Nothing new. It's actually quite common. But every time, it's like my heart is being ripped open by evil little sprites for the very first time. Each one is filled with another disgusting emotion that bogs down my heart, a weight that is not seen on the scale but … Continue reading Fairy Tales

How to Make a Writer’s Day

The most common response I get when I tell someone I'm a writer is a dying out conversation. This is usually from people who aren't writers or readers, therefore they don't really know how to engage in conversation with one who is passionate about writing. The common questions like "Oh, what do you like to … Continue reading How to Make a Writer’s Day

Six Questions to Spark Inspiration

Whether it's to start up a conversation or you just want to exercise your mind a bit, I find thought-provoking questions to be a great way to simulate inspiration. Here's a sample of some deep questions. Think about them, write about them, give them some of your time and find yourself thinking of a new … Continue reading Six Questions to Spark Inspiration