Depression is something I have struggled with for a while, it was never the easiest thing to help those in my life truly understand, as well as myself, so to give my heart and mind some sort of healing, I would write about everything, especially about my depression. My grandmother had been sick with cancer, … Continue reading Life as a Writer and Creator with Depression: A Reflection
Grief is an experience not many can understand or comprehend. It may be easy for some to overcome and for others the pain may feel unbearable. Over the past few weeks in dealing with it personally I've understood that. I know I have struggled with grief personally for years and recently with the loss of … Continue reading Finding Peace With Your Grief Through Your Writing
They should be. Maybe not in the sense that their life is one big lie, or that they manipulate the people around them in order to achieve their goals. Although that is an option, I'm talking more specifically about the character lying to themselves. One of the best pieces of writing advice I've ever come … Continue reading Is Your Character a Liar?
If you have trouble picking out books then this is the post for you. There are so many good books out there that you can’t ever just choose one, and, if you’re like me, you’ll probably end up just buying the five that you picked up along the way through each isle. Well, this is for those who either don’t know what exactly goes into getting and buying a book!
I’m sure every person who reads for leisure has some novel or series they always return to when in a reading slump. The Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings series are probably the most popular (I feel like I see Harry Potter quotes and memes all over the internet), but I’m sure there are … Continue reading The Curse of Re-reading
Okay, so I wasn’t actually comparing the Lana Del Rey to Margo Roth Spiegelman from John Green’s young adult novel Paper Towns. But it was pretty close. In one of my English classes we were each assigned to lead a discussion on a section of Paper Towns. Since I was going last, after we had … Continue reading That Time I Compared Lana Del Rey to Margo Roth Spiegelman
If you’re a writer, there might be times when you are looking to try something new. Something non-traditional; but then you think that it’s wrong to go off-script and write something that doesn’t fit what you consider “normal writing.” I’m here to tell you to delve into the unfamiliar without hesitation. Here is my journey … Continue reading The Path of the Experimental Writer
Film students around the world can tell you all about The Room, a film considered by most to be “the best worst movie ever made.” It has to be seen to be believed. It tells the story of a well-off man named Johnny whose world slowly begins to fall apart when his girlfriend Lisa starts … Continue reading Writing Advice, Courtesy of The Worst Movie Ever
I would like to start off by saying: Congratulations! You’ve passed the first test that all aspiring English majors encounter when choosing a major. That is, when people found out you graduated and launched into the same three questions (Where are you going to school? What are you majoring in? What do you want … Continue reading Advice from an Almost Graduated English Major to Future English Majors
I like to consider myself a writer. I love having the time to sit down and work on my craft by getting my thoughts and feelings down in poetry. I think sitting down right now and writing this post is both quite ironic and sad. The one problem that I … Continue reading Life of a Writer