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 [...]

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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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 [...]

I Hated Journalism… And Now It’s my Major in College

Journalism. Its foundation lies on the First Amendment to the Constitution where it states we have the right to express our opinions without censorship by the government. It’s there next to our freedom of speech, a right we Americans really enjoy in our country. This didn’t really have an effect on me until I was [...]