Write What You Want to Read

A little while back, I wrote an article about what it really meant to write every day. The answer was that we may not have to put pen to paper every day to write every day. Similarly, the advice “write what you want to read” can be easily misconstrued and over-interpreted. A quick google searchContinue reading “Write What You Want to Read”

The Pleasure of Predictable Writing

We all love a good plot twist, don’t we? Being taken by surprise is a wonderful feeling when it’s done well in a book, movie, TV show, etc. We love it so much, in fact, that it’s being pushed as the norm. Plots are expected to have so many twists and turns that you struggleContinue reading “The Pleasure of Predictable Writing”

My Creative Process (For Now)

Every creator has their own creative process. Some of us turn to liquor or drugs (not me, don’t worry). Others turn on dazzling lights or strike a match to light a candle. The point? We all engage in actions that create our creative process. Personally, I’ve always found the things that authors and other artistsContinue reading “My Creative Process (For Now)”

Perfect Writing Is Never Enough

Hello, faeries! I have an affinity for perfect grammar. I love when everything is played by the rules. Nothing soothes my soul more than when I read perfectly crafted sentences. Around the age of 17, I fell in love with grammar and slipped into the trap of believing that a novel/short story/poem with perfect grammarContinue reading “Perfect Writing Is Never Enough”

A Very Opinionated Piece on Modern “Poetry”

Maybe you and I haven’t been acquainted long enough for me to say such a bold, controversial phrase, but I’m going to regardless. I don’t agree with contemporary poetry. Agree with? What is there to agree with? After all, you can like something, dislike something, and question various aspects about it but what does itContinue reading “A Very Opinionated Piece on Modern “Poetry””

The Alien Inside Me

It would be more apt to phrase this as “The alien I wear” but that sounds a little too… serial killer for this writer. We get enough looks as it is with our search histories, don’t we? I could also title this How to get out of a writing slump but that isn’t as authenticContinue reading “The Alien Inside Me”