When a Writer You Admire is a Jerk

A few years ago, my novel writing class had a high-profile guest speaker talk to us: the award-winning author of a YA book we had been assigned to read about a week prior. I was pretty jazzed about it considering how much I'd enjoyed the story. I've had predominately good experiences with meeting published authors [...]

Thank You To All The People That Follow Me

I wasn't going to do a Thanksgiving post, but then I got to thinking of how far I've come in the last year or so. I went from having zero likes and scant amount of views to having a fair few faithful readers who are willing to read my stuff and give me their feedback. I [...]

You Are The Ranting Queen

I've noticed something a bit startling about myself: I am prone to ranting. However, I like to think of my rants as well-constructed and justified. More often than not, they spawn from a place of righteous indignation about things of no real consequence. Most of my rants revolve around terrible writing in the plethora of [...]

This is a Story about YOU: a Documentary

A few weeks ago, I was given an assignment to create an autobiographical piece for my documentary class. No big deal, I thought. I talk about myself on my blog all the time. Producing a 10 minute video over a subject I know intimately should be no struggle. It is such a struggle. I've amassed [...]

The Big Ben Conspiracy

WARNING: POST CONTAINS TRACE AMOUNTS OF TONGUE-AND-CHEEK HUMOR.  Author's Note: Big Ben actually refers to the bell inside of the tower and not the tower itself. However, since everyone calls it Big Ben regardless, I will refer to Big Ben as the tower, clock, and bell for coherency's sake. As part of the British Isle [...]

Finding Life Advice in the Restroom

I was using the bathroom before my 11:00 class, when I noticed the utility cupboard was open for some reason. It had multiple quotes written on the inside of it, all in magic marker or pencil. I have no idea why people wrote on the cupboard or why it just happened to be ajar when [...]

Fighting the Apathy: a Writer’s Senioritis

There are two weeks of school left before summer vacation. Normally, I would be in full-fledge panic mode, but seeing as this is my 5th year in college I give myself a slap on the back just for showing up to class. I've changed my major two or three times which has hindered my progress [...]

I Admit It, I Like Coloring Books

When I was a kid, I didn’t care about coloring books. My mom bought them in bulk because she heard coloring could help improve my garish handwriting, but I hardly even touched them.  For the most part, I’d color half a page, then get bored and draw things in the margins. I couldn’t really get [...]