Tag: writing

I wrote a poem, and I liked it.

I wrote a poem, and I liked it.

To clarify, I have written poems before. I have written many poems before actually, most of them for a creative writing class, a few inspired by whatever contemplative muse happened to float through my brain in the moment, and once as a sort of spontaneous […]

MFA Research

MFA Research

Thanks to my beloved younger sibling who recently started her graduate program at George Washington, my own desires and nostalgic memories for the academic environment have returned full force. I started looking into MFA programs as an ideal transition from my current job after moving […]

The Sound of Pages

The Sound of Pages

Books are one form of story telling, but if there is one thing that creates an interesting schism, it’s the quiet of reading. Books are stories that unfold in the mind–we imagine the characters, the sights, sounds, smells, the entire world. For that reason, world […]

Pitch Wars 2017

Pitch Wars 2017

I’ll start off by saying that Megan is a magical writing resource niffler. She finds all the opportunities, whether they are blog columns, query websites, twitter pitch contests, or agents. Most recently, she sent me information for Pitch Wars, a mentoring contest hosted by Brenda […]

Gearing Up for Query Writing

Gearing Up for Query Writing

Major editing for Roots of Ash is coming to a close. I say that even while acknowledging that I have about ten chapters left to review (over 150 pages). But it feels like I’m approaching the end after a long (looooooong) editing process. There have been serious […]

Unexpected Gifts

Unexpected Gifts

These past two weeks have not been good from a health angle, for me or my cat. My blond fellow had an obstruction in his system and, as of this yesterday morning, he’s been to the animal hospital four separate times; two catheters and flush operations, […]

Writing Honest Reactions (and Ed Sheeran, because he released two singles this week!)

Writing Honest Reactions (and Ed Sheeran, because he released two singles this week!)

Ed Sheeran released two new singles this past week, which salvaged my dismal spirits for the expected path of 2017. The first day of their release, I listened to each song over thirty times. Since then, I’ve listened to them at least a handful of times. […]

‘Tis the Season–for Writing!

‘Tis the Season–for Writing!

Holidays are unique periods of time that separate the year into meaningful events, and there are an unlimited number of ways to observe and celebrate. For example, I’m not religious, yet I celebrate Christmas as a way to recenter around ideals of love, light, hope, […]

Positive Momentum: Objective 3

Positive Momentum: Objective 3

My last objective was to re-devote myself to writing. Since I graduated in 2015, I kept forming new goals for when I would finish my second revision, my third, and so on, when I would start querying, when I would aim to be “finished.” But I […]

Positive Momentum

Positive Momentum

Over the past several months, I have been taking steps to create positive change in my life after a dip in my mental health. I went to a few counseling sessions, which encouraged me to refocus on activities that were both meaningful and enjoyable. This […]