Timing Inspiration: When Motivation Strikes at the Wrong Moment

I've been lecturing myself all month about my lack of motivation for writing. Since graduation I've had all the time in the world to work on my prose, short stories, and novel but instead I've been watching YouTube and reading WEBTOONs. I have no self-discipline without a strict professor and a due date to keep … Continue reading Timing Inspiration: When Motivation Strikes at the Wrong Moment

Completed Journal: February 2019

I'm a writer: a scribbler, a chronicler, a note-taker- whatever you want to call it, it fits. Some people love to write on their computers, tablets, or phones, but I still love old-fashioned paper and ink. I carry around a journal with me almost everywhere I go. There isn't a plan or any organization to … Continue reading Completed Journal: February 2019

Cringe and Cliche

I began writing poetry when I was 12 years old. I faithfully wrote, then typed, saved, and transferred every scrap of poetry, prose, and story that came was born from my mind. Yesterday, in hopes of finding something worth professional publication, I decided to go through every bit of my writing from the last decade … Continue reading Cringe and Cliche

Writer’s Mania

I am convinced that all writers are unstable. The manic energy that possesses us- that thing we call "inspiration"- the frantic need to create- the voices that fill our minds with the words that flow from our mouths, our hands- those muses, those demons, those divine gods or angels- it is a possession. It's a … Continue reading Writer’s Mania

Provo

Writing Challenge: Nov 2, 2018 Prompt Inspiration: Write about your city as if it were a person. If Provo were a person, it would be the kinky-closeted Mormon. The matching sweater, straight-laced, caffeine-free, church-going pioneer stock who drinks alcohol, pops opioids, and engages in extra-marital affairs behind closed doors. Their lawn may be green in … Continue reading Provo

Missing Reflection

Writing Challenge: October 19, 2018 Prompt Inspiration: One day you don't see your reflection in the mirror. She didn’t disappear all at once. It started slowly. First, she bean to dissociate with her reflection. When the steam cleared after her shower, she stared at the face looking back at her and wondered who that person … Continue reading Missing Reflection

Dating Rules

*I've posted this before, but this is really important so I'm posting it again. The first 3 rules are about safety, the last is just about manners* Writing Challenge: August 27, 2018 Prompt: what are your most important rules when you go out on dates? My 4 Dating Rules: For the first 3 dates, be … Continue reading Dating Rules

Sounds

Writing Challenge: July 28, 2018 Prompt: What do you love the sound of?   Rain falling, and hitting the roof, the ground, and the windows. Wind blowing through trees, grass, and windchimes. Fire crackling and flickering in open air or a grated fireplace. Glass tinkling when filled with ice, and ringing when hit in cheer. … Continue reading Sounds

Fear of Death

Writing Challenge: July 25, 2018 Prompt: What scares you most about dying? Death itself isn’t a terrifying concept. Everything lives, and everything dies- that’s just the way the world works. Something so common, so universal shouldn’t be terrifying- yet in it’s own way it is. Death is universal and therefore familiar, but it’s also foreign. … Continue reading Fear of Death

One Last, One Last Time

*Rough Draft*   One last, one last time. You asked me for one last, one last time. Against my better judgement I gave it to you.   One last, one last time. I fell for you one last, one last time. I knew it would end- But I loved you.   One last, one last … Continue reading One Last, One Last Time