Nature vs. nurture. That is always the dilemma, right? Were you predisposed to be the way you are, or did your conditions shape into what makes you, you? Whether creativity can be learned, or it is something your born with, it is so much more than a singular talent or “gift”. It is so […]Read more "Did You Know You Might Really Be Divergent?"
I have found writing fiction to be exhilarating and completely frustrating at the same time. Exhilarating, because I am inexplicably free to create whatever I can imagine, and frustrating for the very same reason. There are no guidelines I must follow, no one to tell me what is or isn’t possible; if I tell you […]Read more "When the World You Created Doesn’t Call to You Anymore"
When I was a kid I loved to make up stories, what kid doesn’t right? Then I started writing them down, and I never stopped. I’ve mainly only done short stories, and songs, but I have always wanted something more. I am currently working on my first novel, and the process is painstaking- to be […]Read more "Write or Die: How I Got Out of My Own Head"
Out on the lake is where we like to spend our days in the scorching summer months of the South. My In-laws have a pale yellow, vintage trihull that is just large enough for us, his parents, brother, the dog, our chairs, and the cooler. And it’s absolutely perfect. My place is up front, with […]Read more "The Lies We Don’t Know We’re Telling"
We all know this scene too well. Staring at an empty page, maybe you can’t seem to put anything down, or after you do you just end up erasing it all. But no matter what you do, the brilliance just isn’t coming. But then, only on occasion, there is that one moment. It’s the same every […]Read more "Finding Inspiration: Writing When My Muse is on Break"