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


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

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

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 … Continue reading Finding a Theme is Easier than You Think

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 … Continue reading Resources for a Writer

Procrastination: Is it real?

  Procrastination. We've all experienced it. It's nothing new to any of us, or at least most of us. So, there you go, case closed; it's real. Is it really though? https://www.facebook.com/THEHIPHOPPREACHER/videos/1307650755960161/?fallback=1 I came across this video a few weeks ago and the idea really stuck with me. Prioritizing is very important to me, because … Continue reading Procrastination: Is it real?

A Challenge a Day

As the quarter comes to a close and spring break crawls from around the corner, I find myself reflecting a bit on how things have been going since I made my promise to myself at the beginning of this year, and the truth is... Things aren't going as well as I'd hoped. Good news: I've … Continue reading A Challenge a Day

Why Night Owls are Better than Early Birds

I am absolutely, 100%, without a doubt a night owl. I don't know why but no matter how hard I try, I just can't get up in the morning, let alone be even mildly productive. Sometimes, I envy those early-risers because it always seems like they get much more done than I do, but I've … Continue reading Why Night Owls are Better than Early Birds

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Lessons from a Writer’s Retreat

Sunday, January 29th, I retreated to a little middle of nowhere. It was a tiny little town up on hidden hills behind curtains of leafless trees. Hidden, I was forced to listen to the stories in my head. Paris was a beautiful and life-changing experience, and I wouldn't trade it for the world; but when … Continue reading Lessons from a Writer’s Retreat

Writing vs Typing

At first, this may seem a bit silly. You may think, “Well, obviously, typing! There’s no way you can write a whole novel by hand.” Or you may think, “Well, obviously, writing! Nothing beats pen on paper.” Or you may think, “Well…it depends.” I agree with the last statement. I believe it depends on many … Continue reading Writing vs Typing