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The Truth About Oxymorons

"I am a deeply superficial person."Andy Warhol / Painter In my opinion, there is no oxymoron I enjoy more than "Alone together." Though, my appeal toward young adult literature may be to blame for this one. Oxymorons are one of my favorite literary devices beside similes, metaphors, personification, and alliteration. Despite their opposite nature, a … Continue reading The Truth About Oxymorons

May Inspired Calligraphy

Watching calligraphy and lettering videos on Instagram is a beautiful sight to see when scrolling down my timeline. Watching the technique of pens, markers, and brushes captured my attention and inspired me to try it out. December of last year, I began the hobby of calligraphy. Now, I am displaying May-themed words and phrases for … Continue reading May Inspired Calligraphy

Iris: A May Poem

One of my favorite painters is Vincent Van Gogh. One painting I like by him is 1889, Irises. Inspired by his masterpiece and the season of spring, I wrote a poem depicting Van Gogh's painting, describing the color, movement, and emotions of the scene. Interestingly, I initially wrote this poem during National Poetry Writing Month. … Continue reading Iris: A May Poem

The Connection Between Storytelling & Programming

I started coding websites during freshman year of college. Quickly, I found that programming and coding are a language and writing style in and of itself. I had to become accustomed to this new form of language, using HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and JQuery. There is much to memorize when coding in order to implement the … Continue reading The Connection Between Storytelling & Programming

Liven Your Writing Without Clichés & Idioms

The word ‘cliché’ can sound clunky. And using heavy words in creative writing doesn’t always make for a delightful reading experience. Clichés are something we want to avoid in writing and it can be easy to never allow them to slip into our prose. Clichés are overused phrases that have lost their true meaning over … Continue reading Liven Your Writing Without Clichés & Idioms

A Tribute To YouTuber, Corey La Barrie

From Corey La Barrie's Instagram Dear Corey La Barrie, The past couple days have been filled with me writing, deleting, staring at the screen wondering why everything I type doesn't seem good enough for you. This time around, I think I finally got it right. "Nothing's guaranteed in this life, go out and live every … Continue reading A Tribute To YouTuber, Corey La Barrie

A Limerick On National Limerick Day

Today is National Limerick Day and nothing makes more sense than a blog post about limericks. I wrote my own limerick, having not written one since seventh or ninth grade. I knew I wanted the season of spring to be the topic of this poem, but it took a few trials before it took the … Continue reading A Limerick On National Limerick Day

How To Be A Good Editor For Yourself & Others

Editing used to be an intimidating part of the writing process. But now, I appreciate it more as I grow as a writer. As editor, I recognize the importance in helping others shape into the best writer they can be. And as the one being edited, I welcome and appreciate feedback. However, there are a … Continue reading How To Be A Good Editor For Yourself & Others

Writing Tips To Make Your Work Golden

You may have seen the Pinterest pins and read article after article that promised to make you a better writer. But there are certain tips and pieces of advice that the writing community does not discuss often and very well may be preventing your writing from shining in its truest form. I have been writing … Continue reading Writing Tips To Make Your Work Golden

What’s On My Reading List?

Having been in college for the past four years, my time to read books was limited. Sure, I was able to read a few books sporadically, Windfall by Jennifer E. Smith and Forget Me Not by Ellie Terry, along with a couple others, but mainly I have only been able to read literature for course … Continue reading What’s On My Reading List?