Why do we tell stories? You could probably give me at least a million different reasons. We tell stories to entertain, distract, raise awareness, help others, even just to make money. Everyone has their own reason. But really, every storyteller has something in common. Deep down—so deep down, in some cases, that the person doesn't … Continue reading Why Does It Matter to Tell Stories that Matter?
How to Journal If You Don’t Like Journaling
My middle school diary put me off journals forever. When I look back on the utter drama, the things I thought were so important but really weren't, I cringe. Hard. And I remember again why I'm waiting for the first opportunity to burn that thing. I will never look with fondness on my past thoughts, … Continue reading How to Journal If You Don’t Like Journaling
No. 35/100 flash fiction stories. Inspired by the piece "For Chris" by Brock Hewitt. The scene is clear in my mind. It's almost the same as the one before my eyes, but the forest is greener, younger, like I was. The stream was swollen in those days and now I can barely hear it trickle on … Continue reading Flow
No. 34/100 flash fiction stories. See the prompt that inspired it! Rain fell. Waves surged through a small pond in a small wood in a small town. And yet, the green frog sat. Croak! he said, full of joy as a wave splashed on his face. He did not need to fret; he knew the ground was … Continue reading The Frog
Feeling Down About Your Writing? You’re Not Alone!
Happy Monday! Starting today, you'll not only see motivation in my Monday posts, but also a writing prompt you can use throughout the week. This week's writing prompt: Snow. The point is to think outside the box for this one; I'd love to see something totally unique and unexpected. If you write a story based … Continue reading Feeling Down About Your Writing? You’re Not Alone!
Reblog: Brenda Ueland on Writing by words and music and stories
“Everyone is talented, original, and has something important to say.” Brenda Ueland, writer (24 October 1891-1985) best known for her book “If You Want to Write: A Book about Art, Independence and Spirit” where she shares her ideas on writing and life in general. Quotes: “Creative power flourishes only when I am living in the […] … Continue reading Reblog: Brenda Ueland on Writing by words and music and stories
Why Writers Should Also Be Photographers
Don't forget to check out my new fantasy novella, a short, fun read that will keep you on the edge of your seat! Did I mention there are dragons? How many pictures do you have on your phone? Seriously, go take a look! I have thousands. I keep telling myself that I'm going to go … Continue reading Why Writers Should Also Be Photographers
Reblog: What to Do When You Need Inspiration – My Top Tips by Weird Lifestyle
Aren’t there times that you feel your creative juices being in a lack? You try to think of your next topic, but nothing interesting comes to mind. As a creator, during those periods, you most possibly feel you are failing. Inspiration is what you need during those moments. But what can you do when you…What to … Continue reading Reblog: What to Do When You Need Inspiration – My Top Tips by Weird Lifestyle
What if my New Year’s resolutions aren’t working out?
This has been a wild year so far. I can't believe it's already May! So much has happened. I've tried some different things with my blog, written lots of new stories, and started on many new journeys. But...nothing I planned has quite worked out the way I thought it would. In a sense, it's been … Continue reading What if my New Year’s resolutions aren’t working out?
Get out of the house. Seriously.
If you weren't a homebody before the pandemic, chances are you're probably one now. Personally, I've always loved being at home, which is very much connected to the fact that I'm an introvert. At home, I can just be in my quiet little bubble. Everything is familiar and safe, and I have few worries. I … Continue reading Get out of the house. Seriously.