Write, But Don’t Forget To Live


Writer's life, Writing

As a writer I have many goals, but that doesn’t mean Life won’t sneak up behind me and give me a high five. In my face. With a chair. It’s inevitable that I get swept up in my stories, but that’s the same for my day job. I’m an English teacher and I like what […]

March 11, 2018

What Makes Writing A Hell


Writer's life, Writing

Finishing a novel. Sounds easy, right? Sure. Just as easy as pulling out someone’s teeth when you’re not a dentist. Well, maybe it is easier if you don’t know what you’re doing, but that’s definitely not the case when you’re writing. Your characters will punch you in the face. It’s not just the plot that […]

March 7, 2018

Be Your Own Dragon


Writer's life

They say dragons don’t exist, but words can be deceiving. What one might think of when picturing a dragon, is not what someone else will think of. Some people may see a monster, a miracle, or both. I see perseverance and strength. The other day I heard about someone who had been told that they’d […]

February 23, 2018

Why Writing Can Keep You Sane


Writer's life, Writing

This world can be so demanding, crazy, and horrible. Plus, the grass is always greener on the other side. Sometimes we wish for different lives, for different bodies, and to have other people around us. Don’t tell my cat I said that. She thinks she’s a person. We don’t have magic wands that can alter […]

February 17, 2018