The past catches up to me,hands me an old file,and walks away without saying a word. It takes a while for me to open the file,not wanting memories to take overand leave me unproductive for the night. But when I do, I fall to my knees.Pain, joy, terror, love, disappointment, and reliefall swarm me, taking … Continue reading The past
You turned to the sky and asked what color it was. I said the sky resonates with the beasts inside people tired of the world dragging them down. The screams that go unheard. The monsters who say that others are invalid. The cracked pillars holding up a society destined to fall apart. But there are … Continue reading Future
I attended a webinar the other day about tips for writing characters. I thought I'd share the main tips they talked about. Show the adjectives Instead of saying, "Josalyn is caring," show how she's caring. Does she take care of a child? Is she always there for others? Does she risk herself to save her … Continue reading 3 tips on writing characters
The road is rough; I know. But think about the last time you saw a mountain and freaked out. It stood so much higher than you, but now you stand so much higher than it. This is another mountain you can get past. Whether it's finding a literary agent, finding time to write, or other … Continue reading A tip for a troubled writer
As a writer, I don't like looking back on my old writings. Something that seemed like wonders when I wrote it could feel like trash when I go back and read it. It's almost like a self-hate for my past self even though I know I wasn't as experienced then. A part of me believes … Continue reading Biggest writer worry
I stopped reading when I was about six. That’s strange to say, right? Here I am: a storyteller, a writer. But I also have a tough past with reading. Around first grade, I got tired of those reading tests. I hated reading something just to get asked hard comprehension questions. I didn’t understand any of … Continue reading What book saved me?
For the past year, I was the nonfiction editor for the North Texas Review (NTR). I'm proud of every writer and artist that got accepted, whether for the journal or online. Here's some of my favorites from this year: A Girl Walks into a Neon Bar by AnneMarie SabatiniA Mini I-Don’t-Rememoir by Mallory MillerAnything but Peanut Butter by … Continue reading Internship’s best stories
Over the past year, I read almost fifty books. Thanks to college, I probably read more than that without realizing it. It was difficult to choose a single book to look back on for 2017. So, instead, I chose a whole list of them. Clockwork Girl - Athena Villaverde This novella had three short stories … Continue reading Best books of 2017