In writing, you are either a natural world-builder and plot-driven writer or you’re a natural character mastermind and character-driven writer. For me, I’m a plot-driven writer. Coming up with new worlds with complex issues and community conflicts for my characters to solve is naturally where my ideas originate. Even though I always have a notionContinue reading “How to write REAL characters.”
Breathe in.Breathe out.Repeat, until the pain goesAway, they say.Repeat, until the whirlwindStops blowing, andThe earth stopsCrumbling underYour feetAnd your heart stopsThrowing itselfAgainst the groundWith expectations you setBeyond what your heartWill endure.Breathe in likeIt is your only breath.Breathe out likeYou are already whole.Repeat. Even as youFeel nothing, yetFeel everythingAt the same time.
Waters lapped,Currents swirled,Beneath my feet a worldBlossomed ripeLiked a fruit for plucking.Scattered light twirledIn an iridescent showerOver the surfaceOf my body, a flowerFloating on the ocean,Drifting in the bloom.I was alone yetI was whole in the wombOf the water.I tread lightly as the spiritRose highly,Black and white andRight and mighty.The orca of my dreams,Gliding withinContinue reading “Orca.”
In life I strive to be a better version of myself. ‘Better’ can look like: Happier Mentally stronger Physically leaner Great decision making Less mistakes Time efficiency Indestructible patience Financial security Prettier house Prettier Instagram feed The list goes on. In the above list I can identify flaws in my way of viewing ‘better’ andContinue reading “Why Perfectionism is Killing your Characters”
Are you stuck on how to begin writing the scene you have lingering somewhere in your mind? Have you got a ‘notion’ of what you need to write but no idea where to begin? Congratulations! You are only one step away from being a writer! All that is left is to write. But, how? ThereContinue reading “How to Overcome Scene-Paralysis”
For many years, writing was a solitary process. It was a solitary passion. Whether I was sharing content on social media, my website, or Wattpad, I felt a lack of community. My readers were my family (after I annoyed them enough to read my content) and occasionally my co-workers. Despite the number of writers IContinue reading “Why you need a Writers Group”
It was never my intention to make myself a minority. I always had a chip on my shoulder about my upbringing – as does any teenager who gives up their weekends for their parent’s business – but it never drove me to intentionally seek uncommon pathways…
As a writer, both of non-fiction and fiction works, I am often challenged with my own nagging voices of doubt. As most of my fiction writing is a collection of incoherent notes, random images in my mind, and barely-started manuscripts, it’s easy to feel isolated in my passion. Reading other works offers inspiration, but canContinue reading “How to be original as a writer.”