William Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde, Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, and Mary Shelley. These are just some of many classical writers who wrote some of the best and most iconic pieces of literature. Or is that what we are instructed to believe? To this day, they are celebrated, read for pleasure, and the source of classroom curriculum. … Continue reading Do English Students Have An Obligation To Enjoy All Classic Literature?
Infographics provide an excitement and "newness" factor that a paper and pencil list simply can't exceed. Today, I will be sharing with you a carefully crafted list of infographics that writers should make a priority to read before they outline and write their next book. These infographics do not consist of the typical tossed tricks … Continue reading Infographics To Read Before You Write Your Next Book
Pablo Picasso was an influential and innovative artist, dabbling in painting, sculpting, print making, ceramics, and more. He was also no stranger to the pen as he was a poet and playwright. If we listen closely, we can hear the teachings of Picasso. They echo through his abundance of works and the words he once … Continue reading What Pablo Picasso Can Teach Us
Writing is a freeing activity, yet still requires a certain amount of research and planning before fingers touch keys or pencil touches paper. This blog post will not focus on the mundane and most anticipated research. Instead, it will feature websites to make the research and planning a lot more fun. Each of the links … Continue reading Websites To Search Before Writing
This blog is for you. This blog is dedicated to anyone who needs some inspiration, encouragement, and support. Here are some quotes to help get you through the day, the week, the month, the year, whatever it may be. *All quotes are from BrainyQuote I want to conclude this blog by saying, if you are … Continue reading Inspirational Quotes We All Need To Hear & Live By
Take a trip to an art museum in any city or town, and you will be sent through colorful mazes of paintings. The framed masterpieces are meant to be enjoyed and marveled upon. The iconic works hold a magical power to inspire and teach in metaphorical ways. But what is it exactly that our beloved … Continue reading What Frida Kahlo’s Art Teaches Us
Birds. A temperature imbalance sends them flocking. Wings of shine, flapping strong. If the atmosphere turns too cold, mercury dipping low, they fleet south. The place where warmer land, seas, and skies thrive. The chilly weather, a condition in which many species of birds can't handle. It is too detrimental to their health and well-being. … Continue reading How I Deal With Anxiety
Letters are really interesting when we think about them more in-depthly. Only 26 letters exist in the English alphabet, yet we can sort them in countless combinations to create words. Adding letters or removing them from a single word can alter the meaning. It is those words that are moved and shifted around to create … Continue reading Poetry Word Count: Does Size Matter?
Similar to a writer's content, their process in which brought them to the final draft varies too. I am not familiar with the process other writers and novelists take, so maybe this assumption is a long shot. Either way, I like to believe that my own process is different and the least bit unique. I … Continue reading A Glimpse Inside My Writing Process
Point of view is important in a story and can't necessarily be avoided. The point of view can be told in a bunch of different ways, more than just first, second, and third person. Point of view can be told through an object or an idea. Something tangible or intangible, just like how "death" helped … Continue reading First Person POV vs. Third Person POV