That First Damn Line

If anyone were to look up from their dinner plates at me at this moment they would see someone on the verge of taking a plastic spoon from her empty soup bowl and gouging her own eyes out. I'm at a restaurant under the false impression that I am going to be doing some writing [...]

How Drake and Josh Are Destroying My Novel

I never thought procrastination would be so simple, but I found a way. I found a way. I set out  working on chapter seven of my story and somehow found myself plunging into the ether of pop culture sludge. For literally no reason at all, I began looking into the Drake and Josh controversy. In [...]

My Muse Hates Free Time

Does anyone else get their ideas when it's most inconvenient? I think I am at my most creative during the height of the school semester where everything is due and my entire future hangs in the balance.. I'll be mentally calculating how much time I should commit to studying and she'll show up, donut in [...]

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 [...]

Sucking (Writing) a Little Every Day Part II

I wrote a post around 6 months ago about how I was going to write every single day, no matter how much the product sucked. And for a while, I stuck to that goal. However, in recent months I've had difficulty maintaining. Some reasons are legitimate like I have had homework to do and personal [...]

Ode to My Lack of Motivation

They say one of the best things about being a writer is that you can do it in your pajamas. I'm inclined to agree (although I very rarely write in my pjs ). But it goes farther than that. One of the greatest things about being a writer is the freedom to express yourself. However, [...]

Rewriting: Once More with Feeling!

I experience a mixed bag of emotions when I'm rewriting a piece. One emotion is excitement because I'm fixing things I had problems with in the original draft. Another is trepidation because I'm worried that the things I actually did enjoy about my original draft will have to be cut out. Each thing you change [...]

The Dreaded Sunday Slump

Does anyone else have a difficult time writing on Sunday? For me, it's one of the most grueling days to get any work done. Here I am, in a cafe, sitting in front of a laptop with a Pages document open to a story I've been writing for God knows how long, and all I [...]

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 [...]

I Can’t Write At Home. The Internet Wants My Soul

Out of curiosity, how many of you guys write from home? Because I can't. I've tried but, for whatever reason, being at home just feeds my addiction to the internet. I boot up my laptop, game face on and notes in my hand, only for my Facebook page to pop up on the screen like- [...]