Character names

The other day, Hank Green made a video, answering questions about his new book. I had to pause the video at one point, because he said something about writing characters that is so true. "You put in a placeholder and that becomes their name. And you can't ever change it because you cannot imagine that character … Continue reading Character names

Your rejection

The first time I realized something is wrong with me– No. Hold up. Is that wrong of me to say that? When you break me into pieces for something I created can I– No. I’ll start over. Reset. Words on pages have always been my passion. No matter if I write it or not, it’s … Continue reading Your rejection

A writer’s journey (part five) – small publications

Eventually the editing has to stop, right? All the hours to days to months to years of editing that one certain story cannot keep going on. It's difficult to stop. It's more difficult to get your stories out there and known however. Many literary agents love to accept writers that already have a name for … Continue reading A writer’s journey (part five) – small publications

Oh. You want the truth?

Oh. You want the truth? It’s a bit messy. It’s the joke your friends make that you shyly laugh off. It’s the smiles and tears that come when someone finally sees the end. It’s the hours upon hours of sitting in one place, hoping the mixture of words turn out better than where it started, … Continue reading Oh. You want the truth?

Creativity is a fire

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

Writer vs Writer

What if you can choose your battle? Two doors stand before you and you can choose which person behind the door you’ll fight while they critique you. One’s a writer like you. That person’s strengths are like yours and your weaknesses are in the spotlight. An average reader stands behind the other door. This reader … Continue reading Writer vs Writer

A writer’s journey (part three) – time management

Time had never been my friend. We hit it off a few times and got everything done, but that was rare. Most of the time, we fought and we fought hard. Every time Time knew I had something to do, especially when I was focusing on my writing, it made sure the hours ticked by … Continue reading A writer’s journey (part three) – time management

Your validation

You sit there and tell us your ideals. But When did your ideas validate what my Actions must be? Did you inherit Your crown when you stepped into The room? If I step into another Room, do I get a crown too? My creative words are validated by your red pen But I’d rather play … Continue reading Your validation

Writer’s Guilt

I haven’t written a blog in months. How terrible is that? I want to write every day, but my words turn towards making sure my teachers are happier than myself. My desire is controlled by what needs to get done. I’ve seen this in other writers before. It’s our job right? We’re here to make … Continue reading Writer’s Guilt

Alexander

There’s not many people in the world like me They all stop and stare without a word Perhaps you can call me Alexander Because I don’t stop anymore Even if it’s Christmas I work towards a goal I have Because how can life matter If I don’t complete what's important? I work non-stop, I try … Continue reading Alexander