If You Want To Be a Writer, Lower Your Expectations a Lot

When you decide to become a writer, there's one truth that you must confront at some point: what you write will probably not be as good on paper as it was in your head. I've come to realize this after multiple drafts and constant rewrites of fiction, nonfiction, blog posts and etc. I know it's [...]

Quality Posts vs. Quantity of Posts

I don't really do New Years resolutions, but I am hoping to produce at least two blog posts every week in the future. The problem with this is it can be difficult coming up with something to blog about. I can make a list of all the things I want to write, but most of [...]

What Sylvia Plath Taught Me About Perfection

I find it difficult to get started on a new writing project. Not necessarily because I lack inspiration, but I often can’t bring myself to make that first step out of fear I will be dissatisfied with the results. I procrastinate giving out my work to friends or others for critiquing. I have this undying need [...]