To put it plainly, I’m stuck. I’m in the middle of a creative rut that’s equal parts writer’s block and quarter-life-crisis. All the pressure I’ve been putting on myself to write the perfect story and to keep a quality blog has driven me to a place of inaction. Recently, I started wondering about what I … Continue reading How Tarot Helps Me Out of Writer’s Block
Ten easy, budget-friendly ways to unwind before, after, and during writing.
Back in 2014, I had the chance to attend Leaky Con in Orlando. It was an all-around great time, but the absolute highlight was a panel called “I Was A Teenage Writer.” From what I understand, “I Was A Teenage Writer” is a recurring event in these conventions. With good reason, too—it’s an amazing panel! … Continue reading Loving-Kindness and Writing Teenage Characters
It’s around sundown on the afternoon of October 28, 2013, when my uncle breaks the long silence to ask if I’m ok. That’s one of the things I like most about him: he can be as melodramatic as a sixteen-year-old girl. I try to laugh it off–I’m fine. I’m not a little girl anymore. It’s … Continue reading The Jonas Brothers Breakup My Life Needed
Dear Reader, I am writing this from rock bottom. Well. Technically, I’m writing this on my MacBook Pro, from the comfort of an IKEA desk. So, safe to say my idea of rock bottom is fairly cushy. The thing is, I’m unhappy. Plain and simple. I don’t have my shit together, and I never have. … Continue reading I Miss Breathing