A Good Habit is Hard to Find

I'm trying to change my habits. But the bad ones just seem so engrained into me that if I were to exfoliate them like dead skin off of a calloused foot, I would have to keep going until I hit a bone. My bad habits are the axis on which my bizarre world turns. They [...]

How to Become the Best Writer Ever in the History of the Universe!

Hello, reader. I am a writer person like you. Definitely not someone strapped to a chair against their will. Do you want to learn how to write like a super-awesome writer guy? Becoming one of the giants of literature is easy with these simple steps. Step One:  Take something you've written. Just anything. It could [...]

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 [...]

When Life Throws Off Your Writing Groove

So you've been writing for a while, but you aren't getting very far. You spin your wheels day after day, hoping soon it'll all come together. You know it's a good idea, you're just having a hard time getting it started. You think it's just another day. You sit at your desk, grab your pen, [...]

A Nerd’s Adventure in Tollymore Forest

As part of our study tour through the British Isles, my class took a bus across Northern Ireland. This was unquestionably one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen. Our guide told us Northern Ireland has inspired countless writers like C.S Lewis, the Brontës, etc, and I can easily see why. While riding in the [...]

Writers Need To Travel

I was hesitant to write this because I know how tight a writer's budget can be, and I didn't want to make it sound like everyone has the same opportunities that I have been presented with. However, I feel strongly enough about it that I think I can give it a strong endorsement. Writers, travel. [...]

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 [...]

Interview With Author Anne Lauppe-Dunbar

Anne Lauppe-Dunbar is the author of “Dark Mermaids,” an award-winning novel about the East Germany doping scandal that lead to the mental and physical decline of many German athletes. Her main protagonist, Sophia, is a East German swimmer whose health has declined to such a degree doctors deny her treatment. I was given the opportunity [...]