The Oxymoron & Alliteration Appeal

We start learning them in elementary school. Maybe second grade, maybe third. English is already molding young minds as we sit in small chairs, feet brushing the floor, only if we’re lucky. Fresh lined paper placed on the desk in front and a yellow number two in hand. The teacher stands at the front of the room, Communication Arts is in session. Literary devices. We … Continue reading The Oxymoron & Alliteration Appeal

The Red Pen Ponders

I used to dread the red pen phase. The cross-out conundrum. While I find it less annoying now, I still recognize the roller coaster ups and downs that go along with the process.  But that is just it, though, it is a key component to the process. Late nights are the moments where my mind gallivants and wanders about. A few nights ago, editing just … Continue reading The Red Pen Ponders

Writing Tips You’ve Never Heard Of, But I Learned After Fourteen Years

Writing is not the same thing as adding words to a page for the sake of it. It is sprinkling in symbolism, metaphors, similes, and creatively worded sentences with pages of plot and character. It is something I have been doing since second grade. Since then, the passion has never dwindled or slipped away. Over the years, I did more than just write my own … Continue reading Writing Tips You’ve Never Heard Of, But I Learned After Fourteen Years