Last Year I Hated Writing

Following up my previous post about writing what you want to read (literally), here comes a fitting post about how, for all of last year (and quite a bit of the year before), I genuinely hated writing. The time I didn’t spend mulling over work I wasn’t enamored with, I spent questioning whether or notContinue reading “Last Year I Hated Writing”

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”

Discovering The Self Through Writing

Who are we? At our core, who are we? What do we stand for in the world? What makes us tick? What do we care about and why do we care about it? How have we made ourselves over the years? And most importantly, can our writing clue us into the secrets of our soul?Continue reading “Discovering The Self Through Writing”

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)”

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”

Use Experience, Not Memories

It’s a tantalizing idea, writing our most passionate memories down on the page. Maybe we’ve been wronged and would like to go about finding justice the old fashioned way, with a published book and characters that resemble someone a little too closely. Or maybe we’re madly in love and want to give eternal life toContinue reading “Use Experience, Not Memories”