One More Day in the Park

A Short Story Photo by Will Paterson on Unsplash Jake and I sat together on the bench almost every day in the park. He was reading a novel he had become deeply engrossed in, and I was his “couch” so-to-speak. He leaned against me as he read, and I peacefully soaked in his closeness while people-watching… Continue reading One More Day in the Park

Moving Past “I want…” and into “I am…”

Photo by Clever Visuals on Unsplash I usually try to have a writing craft book in my “currently reading” pile or bookshelf, and right now I’m reading DIY MFA by Gabriela Pereira. I’m really enjoying her writing style, and she presents her tips, tricks, and knowledge to her readers in an easy-to-follow way that allows readers… Continue reading Moving Past “I want…” and into “I am…”

Magic Writing for Sale — Sold!

Valuable advice from my favorite author. Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash There was a time in my life where I took a hiatus from writing, and after I reconnected with that part of myself that fell in love with writing in the first place, it was like I had to sweet-talk my muse into opening… Continue reading Magic Writing for Sale — Sold!

Silencing the Critic so the Muse can Shine

Photo by JOHN TOWNER on Unsplash “The scariest moment is always just before you start.” -Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft One of the worst feelings in the world for a writer is sitting at the desk with pen and paper ready or with the computer booted up only to stare blankly at… Continue reading Silencing the Critic so the Muse can Shine

What I Lost When I Started Writing

Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash It’s easy to get lost in the hustle and bustle of daily living, and it’s even easier to lose site of the important self-care practices that keep us motivated to tackle our next time-crunched day. The thought of adding one more daily routine to what seems like an unending stream… Continue reading What I Lost When I Started Writing