This essay discusses the origins of my fictional religion, Leneia a’Min. I reflect on my faith, my art, and my experiences growing up, and how these things inspired me. … Continue readingCraft Essay: An Origin Story of Leneia a’Min
Reading is essential for writers because it can inspire new language patterns, diversify vocabulary, and expand formatting choices. In this blog I have my reading list with a description of how each work has inspired or informed my own project. … Continue readingMy Reading List
My Chaos Wall has shifted in size and shape and has gone through several renovations since its initial construction. Until recently, this wall of chaos was actually my only means of order, but unfortunately, the fun has become dysfunctional. … Continue readingFor the Lovers of My Chaos Wall
“Kill your darlings” and “parking lot docs” are phrases used in writing that are not always understood; many people wince with pain and confusion hearing these phrases. However, knowing about the meaning of these phrases could save your writing, as they saved mine. … Continue reading“Kill Your Darlings” and put them in a “Parking Lot Doc”
Over the last few months, I’ve been very busy with work and school. However, with all of this work, I’ve had a lot of time to reflect on my writing journey and wanted to share some thoughts. … Continue readingAnother Reflection on Writing
For me, dance is primarily a method of contemplation and communication. On the other hand, I believe that writing has the ability to transport readers and provide them with new perspectives in a nonthreatening way. So how does my dancing overlap and connect with my writing? … Continue readingConnecting Dance & Writing
One of the most important parts of writing a story is having well-written characters. Now I’m sharing some of the most helpful tips I’ve received over the years. Hopefully this will help make your characters unique and developed. … Continue readingWriting Characters
Even an accomplished writer, or a writer who “is there” still has more they can work on. You can never run out of ideas, intelligence, or imagination; therefore, you can never run out of ways to improve your writing. … Continue readingThe Writing Process Pt. 6: So You’re A Writer, Now What?
This “show, don’t tell” rule is heavily debated by writers. Basically, there’s a time and place for everything! So, this blog talks about when to “show” and when to “tell” in your writing. … Continue readingWhat Do You Mean “Show, Don’t Tell”?