We're just a bit over halfway through National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) right now. No matter how many words you've written, just remember that you're an amazing writer and have accomplished something. I'm proud of what you've done so far. You've done an awesome job! For me? I'm at 25,099 words so far. I still … Continue reading NaNoWriMo Update!
Us writers hate what we create We stare at page after page The words all mix together in the end There's thousands - no - millions of better writers But there's always a moment, a flicker When the world doesn't seem so mean We will all write something beautiful today Only a few people will know; … Continue reading Writers everywhere
Almost every creative person is afraid to let their work be released. Which seems strange to write about at the same time. We create this being - be it a book or an album or a painting or so - to be shown to the world. We design something new all together, knowing the world … Continue reading An artist’s fear
My sophomore year, my college writing professor sat at a simple cheap table in our new classroom. Being the first day of class and not knowing anyone there, I sat at the opposite side of the room. But that didn't say much since we all sat in a circle, facing each other. I took out … Continue reading Creativity is a fire
What are we? Writers! What do we need? Musical inspiration! Well, of course. Here’s some of the best songs I’ve found that have either sparked a story inside of me, motivated me to write, or inspired me in general. The ones that inspired me to write are in bold. (I know there’s a bunch of … Continue reading 55 Songs to Inspire Creativity
When I was a child, I was on top of the world in the writing field. That might be because, to me, I was the only writer that I knew. I edited my own work, which turned out to be me rewriting everything I already wrote. No one could beat me. My friends and family … Continue reading Best college professor
As writers, we daydream so much. This is great for creative stories, because we have the best imagination in the land. From those daydreams, we can make castles, magical creatures, and narratives no one’s ever heard of. We can create more than any non-creative person ever thought of before. But you know what comes from … Continue reading Crazy writer’s daydream
As writers, we don't hear what we need to hear as often as we should. So, I shall tell you. It's amazing that you have an idea for a story. You sat down to write today? Great job! You wrote down a beautiful sentence? You go you! Wrote a paragraph? Fantastic! Wrote a page? Awesome! Wrote … Continue reading Every writer needs this
‘Your stories are amazing,’ Jacob texts me one afternoon. ‘There’s no way it can get better. I tried to find a way and I couldn’t.’ Liar. ‘Send some more stories my way!’ I bite the inside of my bottom lip, trying not to show too much emotion. Even if he’s not in the room with … Continue reading A fake unknown lie to writers
Before I write anything else, I want to thank JadeLM for being an incredible blogger and for nominating me for this award. (This award is one of my best birthday gifts yet.) Jade writes everything from book reviews to writing advice to short stories and more. Everything on her blog is great. You can check it … Continue reading Mystery Blogger Award!