Art is hard. Let's not forget that. Writing is art. Let's not forget that either. I am lucky enough to have found someone who I enjoy sharing a part of my life. That wonderful lady is the very talented artist, Leah St Clair. Recently we talked about how difficult it is to make art while still living … Continue reading The Struggle is Realz
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
Just got back from Jamaica! Had a blast. Definitely some great people down there. It was awesome checking out their art and seeing what some of these people do every day to survive. For those who don't know, Jamaica is an incredibly poor country that survives off of tourism. The people there do anything they … Continue reading Yeh Mon
I just finished a Tough Mudder. What's a Tough Mudder you ask? Well, it's this. I know, I know…pretty awesome. It was very tough (duh) but I made it through. My legs are cut up from crawling on the ground, my calves are still sore, and I realized that I didn't have as much upper … Continue reading The Last First Time.
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
If you grow up shooting hoops in your driveway, you will progress as a shooter and will eventually become very good at it. By standing in front of the net for hours on end practicing your jump shot, three pointer, and free throw you will hone your skills as someone who can make buckets, and your … Continue reading Why Writers are like Basketball Players
I just received my manuscript back from the lovely Samantha Gordon of Invisible Ink Editing and I am astonished over how many subtle details I've missed, even after staring at the damn thing for the better part of this past year. So many little items that can easily be changed (and one not so little plot hole … Continue reading Why One Set of Eyes isn’t Enough
I usually despise the millions of lists that clog the internet. There's just too many of them. "12 reasons why you get ignored by the opposite sex" "17 ways to get more exercise" "5 secrets to help you get promoted" "9 lists that will help you write better lists" But I've been thinking about why it's so … Continue reading Why Writing is So Difficult