I Chose the Pen

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 [...]


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 [...]

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 [...]

Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix: The First 100 Pages

"'Hello, Harry,' [Sirius] said grimly, 'I see you've met my mother.'" Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix, Page 78 And so the magic continues. This book is enormous, and I haven't read a giant book like this one in a long time so starting it was a bit scary. Still, once I got [...]

Finding a Theme is Easier than You Think

  It's true. I just wanted blue curtains. I used to think this when a teacher would drag on and on about the symbolism of something in a novel. Most times, the teacher was right. It was clearly obvious this repeating motif had significance in the novel or that specific phrase that kept coming up [...]

A Pep Talk and A Thank You

I've been focused more on my reading than my writing lately. Part of me has convinced myself that I'm doing it to improve my writing. As a fantasy writer, I should read more fantasy, and so far, I've been enjoying it. I know once with the semester starting, I won't have any time for reading [...]

Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire: The End

"If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals."  Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire, Page 525 And so the magic continues. I was a bit worried about this book. I knew that I was going to have to stop reading [...]

Resources for a Writer

As we all know, the internet is just FILLED to the brim with chuck loads of information. Us writers have our happy little community in the universe that is the internet, but since we have so much to write about, some of the information can get lost. Sometimes there's just so much that eventually we [...]