Live a Little

This past weekend, I had a conversation with a friend of mine from college, Travis (check out his creative Facebook page here). He's one of my friends who is also passionate about writing, and we enjoy discussing our latest projects now and then. This time, he was telling me about a big project he wants … Continue reading Live a Little

Back to Basics

When I was in third grade, my teacher made an exciting announcement: we were able to submit our own creative writing to my school's literary magazine. If our writing got picked, we would be published in the magazine available to the whole school. As you might be able to imagine, the thought of that left … Continue reading Back to Basics

Excuses, Excuses

My creativity intimidates me. It sounds backwards and odd when I actually write it out, but it's true. Something that used to be my escape is now something I fear. But I don't think it's necessarily the creativity or the writing (in my case) themselves that incite this fear; it's the potential for failure. In … Continue reading Excuses, Excuses

Writer’s Oasis: Starting Again

In my last post, I mentioned a special connection I have with my grandmother, who passed away when I was three. I didn't know her for long, but I feel that I'm carrying on her legacy in the sense that she, too, loved creative writing. There's no one else in my family that I know … Continue reading Writer’s Oasis: Starting Again

Writer’s Oasis: Criticism 

In today's Writer's Corner, I want to talk about something I've been thinking about quite a lot: criticism on our creative work. Obviously, with something as close to us as our writing, or any creative form for that matter, it can be hard not to take the criticism we get personally. However, it's unavoidable, so … Continue reading Writer’s Oasis: Criticism