Writing and Creativity

I Won’t Abuse Your Attention, I Promise

Thousands upon thousands of bloggers and websites are trying to grab your attention with their outlandish titles, click bait, and the most terrifying occurrences happening in the world. By reading this page, or any book, blog, or article, you're entrusting a moment of your time with the author. You're entrusting a moment with me right… Continue reading I Won’t Abuse Your Attention, I Promise

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Writing and Creativity

Why I’m Taking 10 Years to Write My Novel

Yes, I'm writing a novel. Well, two novels. They're actually my third and fourth novels. The first two are collecting dust (metaphorically speaking) on my computer. I love the first two dearly, but they're not the kind of novel I want to publish. I've always dreamed of being the next William Shakespeare or the next… Continue reading Why I’m Taking 10 Years to Write My Novel

Writing and Creativity

The Source of Ideas? Maybe It’s Not Us

There are times when you get an idea, and you just can't credit yourself for it: it feels like it just gets plopped in your lap as a complete package from something or someone outside of you. I've talked to other writers and creative people and they agree, despite how unproven the concept is. Also,… Continue reading The Source of Ideas? Maybe It’s Not Us

Writing and Creativity

The Common, Clean Word I Didn’t Hear Until I Was Sixteen

I may have had a more sheltered childhood than some, but to this day, I'm surprised I didn't hear this relatively common word until I was about 16 years old. It's especially common among students, which is where I first heard it: Procrastination. Despite my case, I was not exempt from putting off tasks; there… Continue reading The Common, Clean Word I Didn’t Hear Until I Was Sixteen

Living Life, Writing and Creativity

The Magic Timer Strategy

Using a timer is like working magic on your own brain. It's particularly useful for when time is scarce, or when the task isn't necessarily a joy ride. When I have a task that I need to make progress on, but doesn’t necessarily have an end result, or the end result takes more than one… Continue reading The Magic Timer Strategy

Writing and Creativity

Themes in Creativity and the “Original Idea” Dilemma

Nothing is new under the sun. For a long time, I’ve struggled with the desire to birth an unheard of idea from the innermost being of myself, only to discover that someone has either already had the idea, or even already done it. Everything has been thought of already. I was turned off by that… Continue reading Themes in Creativity and the “Original Idea” Dilemma

Writing and Creativity

The Most Powerful Phrase When Expressing Your Opinions, As Coined By C.S. Lewis

"I believe" is a pretty strong statement, especially when you are in a process of exploring your opinions on a subject. I certainly hold opinions that are subject to change; beliefs that are under construction and may be altered if they are challenged by an experience or exposure to a valid contradiction. It's not that… Continue reading The Most Powerful Phrase When Expressing Your Opinions, As Coined By C.S. Lewis

Dance

Dance Adventures: Lindy on the Rocks 2017

Last month, for the first time, I attended Lindy on the Rocks, an annual Lindy Hop event in Denver. I went with the main goal of competing - and at least making it to the final round in the Amateur Strictly, if not placing. A Strictly Lindy Hop competition is one in which you enter… Continue reading Dance Adventures: Lindy on the Rocks 2017

Living Life

College at 14 Years Old: My Wild College Experience

It was a borderline stupid decision. My 14-year-old self may have been a little naive to the minor insanity of what I wanted to undertake. I was ahead in school already, having already completed 7th and 8th grade in one year, and was flying through advanced high school material. My friends thought I was an… Continue reading College at 14 Years Old: My Wild College Experience