In the age of fast paced lives and an encouraging emphasis on productivity, people are often seeking ways to make their lives easier and simpler. From the moment our alarm clocks ring in the morning, our brains are functioning again and organizing the day's to-do list. With the number of things we must accomplish through … Continue reading 5 Mornings Of Overnight Oats: A Full-Stomach Review
This past December, I had the chance to escape the cold, snow, and icy climate of Pennsylvania. I traveled many miles to Florida's warmth and sunshine-filled days. Over the holiday season, my family and I spent a week in Orlando, Florida. There, we enjoyed the roller coasters, food, souvenir searching, and interacting with the characters … Continue reading The Best Restaurants, Snacks, & Drinks At Universal Studios
Today is Valentine's Day. Accordingly, here is a list of fourteen things I absolutely love and adore. 1). Snow. I love watching the world blanket in snow as I stare out the window and enjoy a cozy day at home. For me, there is an excitement that arrives with each snowflake and howls in the most … Continue reading 14 Things I Love
Students and writers alike have heard it before. Cue the hand movements and 100pt bold font quotation marks, because - "Said is dead" Teachers and mentors have taught that "said" is overused and to avoid the speech tag at all costs. Later, a piece of paper is slipped in our direction that reveals an in-depth … Continue reading Is “Said” Truly Dead?
The first Harry Potter book was published back in 1997, the year I was born, and what ignited many people's obsession with the mystical magic of a young boy. Quickly, Hogwarts became labeled as the best fantasy travel destination and Halloween costumes became exciting again. Wonders of house assortment and what pet you would purchase … Continue reading My Favorite Harry Potter Quote
I love color. Color matches my exuberant, bold style. I have always been drawn to bright things. The pictures I draw and create are illustrated in a range of color. And when it comes to my writing, I like to incorporate varying hues to descriptive scenes. While classified as an illusion, I feel as if … Continue reading Why I Love Color
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
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 … Continue reading The Oxymoron & Alliteration Appeal
I have written blogs about writing before and I am about to do it again, shamelessly. I wrote about writing tips that no one has heard of and wrote about editing. This time around, I am writing about clichés and my stance on the fickle phrases. We read them, write them, speak them. We love … Continue reading Are Clichés Okay?