I was never a good poet. My brain seems hardwired for prose. I can write a beautiful sentence full of metaphor and irony, but any attempt to craft that into something short ultimately results in something cliche and insincere. Still, despite my shortcomings, I never stopped trying to write poems. I still enjoy the genre … Continue reading My Bad Poetry: Should I Quit?
For those of you who are somehow unaware, last week was the United States Presidential election. To say that this election cycle was stressful would be an understatement. For many of us, the candidates were uninspiring at best, and the stuff of dystopian nightmares at worst. Stuck between a rock and a hard place, many … Continue reading Election Stress and Writing Mess
It's that time of year again. The time of year that all your writing friends annoy you with details about the novel they will write throughout the month of November. They may have spend all of October (aka Prep-tober) going over their writing schedule and outline, creating a calendar, and signing up for all sorts … Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2020
I take the half-filled journal from my bedside; The leather cover is warm in my hands. The broken spine falls open on the table, displaying parchment pages the color of sand. My quill tip pen is newly filled after several month of sparing use. It hovers over the empty pages as I await my writing … Continue reading Return to Writing
I don't consider myself a poet. I used to write a lot of sub-par poetry in high school and in the early years of college, but I grew out of the habit. It wasn't a loss, more of transition. The style of writing most natural to me is prose, so I focused more on that … Continue reading Writing Poems at 3am
I work in SEO and online marketing. For 40 hours a week, I eat, sleep, and breathe SEO strategy and analysis. I read article upon article about algorithms. I shift through hours of keyword charts, data pulls, and ranking systems. Half my life is dedicated to explaining to clients and co-worker's alike where their SEO … Continue reading Why I Don’t Promote My Blog
If you haven't already guessed, I have decided to participate in NaNoWriMo this year. Yes, I am aware that it is cliche, and no that is not going to stop me. This is something I decided I have to do. What Is It? Pretty much anyone who has taken an elective writing class knows about … Continue reading NaNoWriMo: Why I Have to Do This
For those of you who haven't been following my blog, I was invited to read some of my work at the Utah Valley University Writing Showcase.As a recent graduate from UVU, I felt honored to be invited back by some of my professors to read some of my work. The event was small and informal, … Continue reading Writing Showcase: what I did and what I learned