Preptober Prompts Day 12

Happy Tuesday all! In case you missed yesterday's introductory post to this week's event, Preptober Prompts, you can catch up here. Essentially, each day this week I'm posting a different prompt relating to the category of character and the topic of change in order to help you think through whatever writing project you're currently working… Continue reading Preptober Prompts Day 12

Two Tags | a q&a session

After my absence, it's nice to return and have some tags to play with, so here's a little q&a session. I can't catch up with ever single tag I have been tagged for and so apologies for those I miss. My hasty records of tags were not sufficient. Some I have lost, some I only… Continue reading Two Tags | a q&a session

Thoughts On Dialogues | both the fictional and non fictional kind

On Monday I shall present for my class by memory a Socratic dialogue I have written. I have always found writing new things interesting, whether it be puzzling over a new poetry forms, reorganizing preexistent phrases as seen in bookbinder poetry, or experimenting with different point of views and tenses in a scene. Writing a… Continue reading Thoughts On Dialogues | both the fictional and non fictional kind

Return From An Unexpected Journey | writing is a habit, boundaries are your friends, + other collected bric-a-brac

BOOM BABY I am back. Throw some confetti and commence the apologies. After a long silence, I finally have stopped ignoring that nagging reminder in my head that I had a personal commitment to write every weekend. I had plenty of thoughts before, all those weeks that slipped away without a post, but no time… Continue reading Return From An Unexpected Journey | writing is a habit, boundaries are your friends, + other collected bric-a-brac

The Box Of Possibility | thoughts on imagination, creativity, and the inspiration found within a to-go box

Imagination is magic. How could I ever doubt it? I remember those days we sat on the dirty floor of the dark classroom pouring over your iPad early in the morning every week while all the moms were busy. We would play a hundred games on that device, everything from solving puzzles and serving hamburgers… Continue reading The Box Of Possibility | thoughts on imagination, creativity, and the inspiration found within a to-go box

Dear Character | a short story based off of real life events of a younger self

March 10, 2017 Dear character: It's been a while since our interview and your debut is coming up soon by our calculation. We would appreciate if you would fill out the information form we gave you in the packet. Please send it in by the weekend and we'll contact you about schedules for next week's… Continue reading Dear Character | a short story based off of real life events of a younger self

The Beauty of Words

Some people collect stamps. Others collect rocks or trinkets or magnets or keychains: things to remember places by or things to set on their shelf and admire. I collect words. But words aren’t quite as tangible as a rare rock or gold trophy, right? Words are almost abstract. Can you touch words? Can you taste… Continue reading The Beauty of Words

The March of the Typos

Typos. You've got to love them. Especially when they prowl in the paragraphs of your most important papers. I view it as a blessing when I'm required to read it one more time before the whole class: It's my last chance to spot that little monster and cross it out. I've had my fair share… Continue reading The March of the Typos

Ode To The Family’s 2003 Chrysler Town & Country Minivan

Sometimes inspiration rises from the everyday happenings that feel so forlorn and bland. Everyone has a unique experience and while they might overlook common formalities: another dinner, another drive, another drag of school. They can all be captured. The art of the poet is to see the beauty in the commonplace; to encompass and package… Continue reading Ode To The Family’s 2003 Chrysler Town & Country Minivan