What Would Leslie Knope Do

It is after dinner on a Saturday night when I sit down to write what will become my first blog post in over three months. I can’t say I planned to take a break, but I can understand why it happened. I have a tendency to burn myself out. After a few weeks, the novelty … Continue reading What Would Leslie Knope Do

How Tarot Helps Me Out of Writer’s Block

To put it plainly, I’m stuck. I’m in the middle of a creative rut that’s equal parts writer’s block and quarter-life-crisis. All the pressure I’ve been putting on myself to write the perfect story and to keep a quality blog has driven me to a place of inaction. Recently, I started wondering about what I … Continue reading How Tarot Helps Me Out of Writer’s Block

Self-Care For Writers

Ten easy, budget-friendly ways to unwind before, after, and during writing.

Loving-Kindness and Writing Teenage Characters

Back in 2014, I had the chance to attend Leaky Con in Orlando. It was an all-around great time, but the absolute highlight was a panel called “I Was A Teenage Writer.” One of my Leaky Con 2014 treasures. From what I understand, “I Was A Teenage Writer” is a recurring event in these conventions. … Continue reading Loving-Kindness and Writing Teenage Characters

The Jonas Brothers Breakup My Life Needed

It’s around sundown on the afternoon of October 28, 2013, when my uncle breaks the long silence to ask if I’m ok. That’s one of the things I like most about him: he can be as melodramatic as a sixteen-year-old girl. I try to laugh it off--I’m fine. I’m not a little girl anymore. It’s … Continue reading The Jonas Brothers Breakup My Life Needed