Poetry & Flash Fiction, World-building

Serarkini, The White Phoenix at the End of the World- A fictional poem

The poem below is written from the perspective of a fictional character for the purpose of worldbuilding in a larger story. I often write poetry to practice perspective taking with my characters, and to help build my understanding of their personalities, inner thoughts, and struggles.   Will fire reign upon us? Will fire reign upon… Continue reading Serarkini, The White Phoenix at the End of the World- A fictional poem

Poetry & Flash Fiction, World-building

To My Brother Cain- A fictional poem

The poem below is written from the perspective of a fictional character for the purpose of worldbuilding in a larger story. I often write poetry to practice perspective taking with my characters, and to help build my understanding of their personalities, inner thoughts, and struggles. To My Brother Cain You say you wish things could… Continue reading To My Brother Cain- A fictional poem

Poetry & Flash Fiction, Psychology & Social Thoughts

Not an Enemy but an Ally- A Poem

Someone close once said to me...   "In every life memory, there are mistakes... pains, regrets, and anger.   Things that tear into the heart, corrupt the soul, and darken the energy.   The only way to be free of this oppression, is to leave these things in the past, and leave the past as… Continue reading Not an Enemy but an Ally- A Poem

Poetry & Flash Fiction, Psychology & Social Thoughts

Words of Warning- A Poem

Rewind, everything runs in reverse. Don’t fall off the cliff Wasn’t I here before? Hands gripping the steering wheel Metal screaming in warped twisted wails A moment’s decision to take The span of a heart beat before you decide Don’t fall off the cliff Warning words spill from Untrained lips, so serene Don’t turn left… Continue reading Words of Warning- A Poem

Literary Citizenship, Psychology & Social Thoughts

Writer’s Anxiety and Why We Should Talk About It

Every day on my Twitter feed I see posts from fellow writers chronicling their feelings of worthlessness, distress, and crushing self-doubt in regards to their writing and by extension themselves. As writers we place a lot of value in the success of our words, and whether we are published or not, those words mean the… Continue reading Writer’s Anxiety and Why We Should Talk About It

Experiments in Modular Blogging, Psychology & Social Thoughts

Experiments in Modular Blogging

You're probably thinking, "What the hell is modular blogging?" The answer is, I have no idea. I first came across modular writing through authors like Eula Biss in The Balloonist and Eileen Meyers Cool For You through my English studies at Ball State, and for a while I've wanted to do something along these lines.… Continue reading Experiments in Modular Blogging

NaPoWriMo 2018

NaPoWriMo 2018- An End Poem

I jotted this down in my notebook yesterday as a final poem for National Poetry Writing Month, but didn't get a chance to post it till now. Hope everyone you engaged in NaPoWriMo 2018 had a good time writing and/or reading some spontaneous, completely unedited poetry. 🙂 Inspired by Smashing Pumpkins "The Beginning is the… Continue reading NaPoWriMo 2018- An End Poem

NaPoWriMo 2018, World-building

NaPoWriMo 2018- Aurorna- A Fictional/ Fantasy Poem

  I often use poetry as a creative exercise to develop more in depth characters within my fictional and fantasy worlds. Sometimes this poetry makes it into the story itself, sometimes it reflects narratives I will write later, or have already written, but most often it just serves to help me understand my character better,… Continue reading NaPoWriMo 2018- Aurorna- A Fictional/ Fantasy Poem

Environment, NaPoWriMo 2018

NaPoWriMo 2018- An Earth Day Poem

A robin perches on the murky evergreen bushes of the neighbor’s house Gazing out upon the sun dappled lawn before it Dandelions sprout from the grass in bright cadmium yellow bursts Flashing like warning colors on a buzzing bee Harmless to most, though many still fear their sting As if a sunny patch of yellow… Continue reading NaPoWriMo 2018- An Earth Day Poem