Going in Afraid

It freaks me out, if I'm honest. Staring at a blank page knowing I have to turn it into something is slightly terrifying. But I have to write. There is just no choice in the matter. There is something in my mind that just takes to words so strongly, and craves to construct them in... Continue Reading →

Writer’s Oasis: Write. It. Down.

Have you ever had a really good idea? You know, the kind that makes you feel all excited and motivated to make things happen? The kind that just brightens your entire day and makes you feel super optimistic? Yeah, those are the best. However, I for one always seem to think I'm going to remember... Continue Reading →

Writer’s Oasis: Wordsmiths

Blacksmiths. Shoe smiths. Wordsmiths? I first heard that term in my undergrad senior seminar. My professor put it so eloquently that I wouldn’t do it justice in a recreation, but that one word really stuck with me. Wordsmith. We cultivate words to create something beautiful. We’re experts in wordcraft, composing exposition just so that it... Continue Reading →

Writer’s Oasis: Criticism 

In today's Writer's Oasis, I want to talk about something I've been thinking about quite a lot: criticism on our creative work. 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, critique is unavoidable, so... Continue Reading →

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