50+ First Lines To Begin Your Story

The first line of a poem or story is important. It is the hook, essentially. The first line greets the reader, something like a warm invitation. It sparks questions from the reader’s mind, amusement, and wonder of what will continue. The first line, much like the title, is a hint and opportunity to keep your audience wanting more. It is your one chance to keep … Continue reading 50+ First Lines To Begin Your Story

A Short Story: Greenhouse

The boy ran through the woods. His feet naked, like they always were. He never did wear a pair of socks. Long grasses tickled the spaces between each of his toes. And mossy pieces grew from underneath nails. Wet wildflowers would kiss his ankles, leaves sticking to heel. The woods was the boy’s sanctuary. A peaceful pavilion to roam like a moose, be free like … Continue reading A Short Story: Greenhouse

Creative Writing Prompts Inspired By Zayn’s Discography

I was never a part of the One Direction craze, but when the group disbanded and Zayn pursued his own solo projects, I was interested. My favorite album of his is Icarus Falls. Why? The sound, vibes, and mature lyrics was 100% himself. He spoke from the heart and just might have placed himself in his most vulnerable position. It was obvious that with each … Continue reading Creative Writing Prompts Inspired By Zayn’s Discography

Creative Writing Prompts Inspired By Khalid’s Discography

I have my favorite singers who I can rely on to make my day better and brighter when I need it most. For me, Khalid has become one of those musicians. My constant repeating of his album American Teen and Free Spirit inspired this blog post. I took several of his hits and turned them into creative writing prompts for those who have been bitten … Continue reading Creative Writing Prompts Inspired By Khalid’s Discography

What Should The Setting Of Your Story Be?

One of the perfect settings for a summer romance is the beach. The sand, ocean waves, and sunscreen scent is a landscape that marvels in the months of June, July, and August. A lot of possibility lives on the coast. It hides itself inside of curled seashells and dances in the jet stream wind of palms. Another perfect setting for a story might be in … Continue reading What Should The Setting Of Your Story Be?

The Best Adjectives To Use In Writing

Adjectives are words with attitude and personality. Adjectives offer insight into the scene that is expressed. Through the right selection of adjectives, something once fictional can seem very real, very logical, very true. A range of emotions can be produced through adjectives. As a writer or even a student, you may have been instructed into believing that the more adjectives inserted into writing, the better. … Continue reading The Best Adjectives To Use In Writing

Writing Prompts To Aid Depression & Anxiety

During my second semester of my junior year at college, I had the opportunity to pursue a semester-long independent project. One of my courses allowed me to explore the world a bit further, specifically within the literary world and through a mental health lens. The project I created was a perusal of other colleges and universities within the United States, analyzing how well or not-so-well … Continue reading Writing Prompts To Aid Depression & Anxiety

A March Poem: Door Mat

Coir door mat Can fit two feet And ten toes But just the ones That are yours. A tambourine knock And a chime doorbell. Wait just a Moment As the screen Swings open For you. The sky is changing Spinning and shifting No longer Cloud covered. It wasn’t a Thunderstorm That was coming. Spring was approaching Starting from above Before spiraling down In an orbit … Continue reading A March Poem: Door Mat

A George Orwell Inspired Essay: Why I Write

For the first assignment of my Creative Writing Form & Theory course, my professor instructed us to read an essay by George Orwell. Simply, the essay give insight onto the reasons Orwell writes and what ignites his urge to do so. The correlating assignment the class was instructed to do next was write a similar essay on what inspires us to write or read. Essentially, … Continue reading A George Orwell Inspired Essay: Why I Write

A February Poem: The Wandering Girl

The chestnut painted bunny Emerged from the jade And grass blade. Whiskers wiggling In a scurrying twitch And ears perked tall. Inner pinkish hue exposed Like the breathings of one’s heart In a love letter Stamped and wax-sealed. To the left The brisk breeze Sent scarlet tossing. She pushed her finger To her lips A motion to silence The rosy roar. Her feet were bare … Continue reading A February Poem: The Wandering Girl