God Knows

To all my beautiful people,

Being a planner sucks sometimes. Especially when your plans fall through. It feels like the ultimate defeat, like the ultimate test of one’s competence. But it’s not, and it’s okay for plans to fall through. Because we don’t always know what’s best for us.

I learned that this week. Unfortunately, the hard way. Once again, it would seem.

But that’s okay. Because it taught me something that I needed to remember, and that I want to pass along to all of you.

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Writing 101: Writing Hideaways

To all my beautiful people,

Well, ultimately college will come to claim your soul. If college doesn’t a job will. So there. I’ll apologize in advance. I wish you the best of luck in the survival of your writing life. What with school, work, people, and that gross thing called a social life…yeah, writing can sometimes be really difficult to work into the schedule.

I’ve already established that one can work it into their schedule. Therefore, I wanted to write this odd little post on some of the best and worst places to sit down to write (especially when on a college campus).

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Author Interview: Sarah

To all my beautiful people,

Hey look! It’s another author interview. And this one will hopefully be just as enlightening as the former. We shall see.

I asked Sarah to complete an interview with me because she’s a very talented young writer. And also because she specializes in areas of fiction that I honestly…I don’t. Yeah. We’ll leave it there. Therefore, she will be able to enlighten all of you to things that I could not.

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Come What May

Endings.

These are the things I hate. Whether in writing or in periods of life. I suppose it would be more politically correct to say that I despise change. However, change is “fine,” in my book. It’s endings that give me the heebie-jeebies and push me towards anxiety.

I’ve faced a lot of endings already in my life, but right now as I’m facing the ending of my college career and wondering what the heck I’m going to do with myself now, it’s a little more “in my face” than certain endings that have come before.

However, I find that after a lot of thought, I’m not as concerned as I thought I would be. And I’d like to share some thoughts on endings and the continuing future with all of you.

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Writing 101: Balancing College and Creativity

When you go to college, they say you can only have two of three things. The three options are good grades, sleep, and friends. My friends used to tease me and say that you only got all three if you were on drugs. Since I’m not on drugs, that might explain why most days I’m either a sleep deprived maniac or a Bilbo Baggins style hermit, wishing I could go for adventures while I sit around and get all my work done, grumbling all the while.

But as a writer, how does writing creatively fit into one’s schedule with all the other stress of classes, homework, day job, and friends?

Well, let’s put it this way, the only thing that relates college and creative work to each other is coffee. If you don’t drink it, you’re probably going to die.

That said there are some ways to counteract the whole death scenario and make sure that amidst the craziness of college life you’re able to get some creative work done as well.

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Writing 101: Feeding the Hungry

To all my beautiful people,

In my time writing, I have read so many articles and blog posts covering this topic and that topic on writing which all boil down to: writing is a hard process that sucks the life and joy out of the writer.

While I won’t say that sometimes that can’t be true, I would not say that there is no joy in writing. There is much joy and beauty in every stage of writing, we simply have to slow down and see it that way. Otherwise, we’ll be old misers who turn into Ebenezer Scrooge every time we sit down to write.

Therefore, I’m writing this little post about finding joy in our craft.

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Author Interview: Heidi Salzman

To all my beautiful people,

As a writer, one thing I love to do is try to help other writers like myself. Sometimes that takes different forms, whether it be through feedback, critiquing, or some other avenue. However, considering I have a blog now, I thought it would be a good plan to begin using it as another avenue to aid blooming authors.

The author I’m going to interview today is Heidi Salzman. She’s been a wonderful friend of mine for years, and I think that she has wonderful thoughts to share, especially with young and emerging writers who are struggling to get started with their writing.

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Wisdom of the Ancient Oaks

To all my beautiful people,

The elderly are some of my favorite people in the entire world. They have so much to offer all the generations of the world still, and yet many of us hardly notice them or pay them any mind. It disappoints me, honestly.

I wish that more people, especially in my own generation, would take time from their lives to slow down and to spend with the elderly. There are so many good benefits to doing so, both for yourself and for the elderly person in question.

That, I suppose, is why I’m writing this little bit about why we should all spend more time with the elderly.

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