My main struggle with following an outline is that if things don’t feel natural when I’m writing, I get an itchy feeling under my fingernails. I can’t force myself to write through something I know isn’t going to work.
Things have been more than a little chaotic lately. For starters, I moved to Indiana last month. That was a nightmare and a half. One thing keeping me positive was the tentative approval of me continuing my work in Georgia as a contractor. I’ve spent the last year debating whether to work from home as […]
More often than not, I see my friends and peers (especially my fellow SCAD writing grads) in the same boat: having to take on a job because, right now, it’s the only way to eat and pay the bills. Too often at the expense of mental health and well-being. The job hunt never really ends and a career as we might have imagined it rarely seems to exist.
For all the buildup to 25, it’s weird that I barely notice I’m turning 26 this month. It was such a cataclysmic milestone to be able to say I’m in my mid-20s. Now I’m suddenly looking down the barrel of mid- to late-20s. And I’m cool with it. That doesn’t sound right, does it? I’ve […]
I think one of the questions I see and hear most often for writers is whether it’s necessary to formally study writing in order to be a writer. Some people seem afraid that they’re unqualified, or that no one will take their book query seriously if their educational background isn’t tied to the craft of […]
With the addition of “Tidying Up With Marie Kondo” on Netflix, I’ve seen a lot of the writers I follow on social media get their hackles up in regards to discarding any of their books. We have a tendency to channel Gollum on even our best days when it comes to our precious books. Before […]
Once upon a day in 2010, I thought about blogging. I was due to start my senior year of high school at the ripe age of 16 and had just seen “Julie and Julia.” I didn’t really think blogging about wanting to become a writer would get me a book deal, but I did think […]
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