Gardening

I’ve been sitting on this poem for a while, not entirely sure what to do with it. I loved how it came out, but I kept feeling like there was something wrong. I think I finally got it to where I want it, so I’ll let you all be the judge. Gardening In the light,…

Books of the Month

Blog Update So when I first started this blog, my only goal was to post writing assignments from class and occasionally come up my own stories. I had no idea how long this would last. In fact, I assumed I would just forget about the blog all together. There were definitely some moments where it…

Migraines

Any migraine sufferers here? I had a bad one yesterday, and I was going to post this in the midst of it, but it was hurting too much to even look at my phone or computer with the brightness all the way down. I think I wrote this while I had another migraine, too. Migraines…

Music and Writing

Did anyone else just have their life ruined by This Is Us tonight? If you’re living under a rock and haven’t watched it yet, or you’re the type that’s avoiding it because everyone else is watching, try it out — especially if you’re into sad, genuine, original story lines. This piece has nothing to do…

Walden Erasures, Page 12

Did you miss these? I’m sure you did. I know I did. I’m starting to realize with these erasures that I don’t have to use something from every paragraph. If the erasure ends after the first two paragraphs, it’s okay to eliminate the next two. Don’t force the story. If it feels like it’s come…

Walden Erasures

This post is a little different from anything I’ve previously published here. I’ve been going through a frustrating stretch of writer’s block, so I’m doing some erasures until something sparks. Walden is one of the first books that inspired me to pursue English, so I decided to use it for this post. I did a…

Karl Ove Knausgaard

How into the literary world are you all? My MFA program introduced me to Literature with a capital L, and showed me where to find it. Now that I’m working and writing all day, I’m no longer able to totally immerse myself in the writing world. But there are ways to stay on top of…

1,000 Likes!

I can’t believe it but I actually hit 1,000 likes! When I first started this blog almost 4 years ago, I never thought it would last as long as it has. What’s even harder to believe is that it’s been almost 4 years! I just want to thank all my followers who’ve stuck around all…