On the first day of class, eighteen students sat in a circle, facing each other as awkward as can be. We didn't really look at each other, and most of us had no idea what we were doing there. Our teacher leaned forward and turned to look at each of us. She asked how long … Continue reading Can you stop writing—take a break—for “too long”?
It may just seem like time flies by, running away from us. Every day we're closer to the end but not closer to our dreams. Or are we? Does our chance to accomplish something decrease with age? Not really. Many writers first publish after they're 30- or 50-years-old. Sometimes we forget that our heroes are … Continue reading We have a chance
Take a deep breath. Breathe. Really. It's time to think for a moment. When was the last time you spent hours focusing on your craft? How many hours do you spend on writing? How many hours do you wish you spent on writing? Sometimes it's good to take a step back and reevaluate. How much … Continue reading More time to write
“This was a really amazing part of your adventure, Hamlet. You’re sure that, should you ever one day write a book about this story or perhaps a stage production, you’d DEFINITELY include this scene. Why, you’d have to be literally [ridiculous] to write a story where you journey to England, get attacked by pirates—actual pirates!—but … Continue reading Book review – To Be or Not To Be: A Chooseable-Path Adventure (Spoiler Free)
Money!I love that word. Don’t you? It gives you hopeuntil you realize how empty your pockets are.In this world, we’re all just searching forMoney.Do you want some? So does our government.You can play the game of Life with them,but let’s see who ends up with moreMoney.It’s a drug, a dose of dopamine, a pill.Something we … Continue reading Fake happy
“Remember that the world we can see is the one that really matters, and never lose sight of that.” Title: So Much I Want to Tell You: Letters to My Little SisterAuthor: Anna AkanaGenre: nonfictionPages: 208Publication date: June 13, 2017Publisher: Ballantine Books Anna Akana, best known for her YouTube channel, published a book for her … Continue reading Book review – So Much I Want to Tell You (Spoiler Free)
Do you ever feel like you want to write but can’t? You stare at the screen for ten minutes before you decide, “Well, this isn’t going anywhere.” You look up what other people wrote online, but your mind says something like: “I can’t copy what she wrote. But would people notice if we wrote about … Continue reading Writing nothing