Surprise! Magner Nichols Competition.

Recently I was convinced by my public speaking professor to participate in CCP's annual Magner Nichols speech competition. It's a two division competition where competitors will compete with either a 2 minute memorized monologue or a 5-7 minute extemporaneous speech. I had a 6 minute speech on Sleep Apnea awareness which I had presented to … Continue reading Surprise! Magner Nichols Competition.

Poetry is Play

I'm almost finished my second semester of my second attempt of college, and it can't be understated how happy I am about learning the craft of writing. I'm nearly complete the Introduction to Creative Writing (a prerequisite for everything wonderful) and have learned something very valuable about writing poetry. When writing non-fiction, even creative non-fiction, there are … Continue reading Poetry is Play

Grinding, and I’m Not Talking on the Dance Floor

Haven't been posting much as of late but it's all for a good reason. I have been in grind mode recently, working not only on my writing but also working toward a tough mudder in October. I've also been reading a lot and I'm about to start school in September. Quite a bit, I know.It got … Continue reading Grinding, and I’m Not Talking on the Dance Floor

Step One: Start Over

Sometimes I get frustrated with how long everything in the writing world takes. Between illustrators, editors, promotional tools, website design, and actually writing the damn story sometimes this whole process can feel very frustrating.If you ever feel this way than I encourage you to do what I do: start over at step one.That doesn't sound overly … Continue reading Step One: Start Over