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

NaPoWriMo 2018, Psychology & Social Thoughts

NaPoWriMo 2018- Racing Thoughts

Racing Thoughts It’s 4 am and I can’t sleep again Because my mind just won’t turn off My thoughts are racing Pacing, tracing It grows inside me Slowly replacing The sanity I once knew clatter of noise building within like discordant Dionysian drums Beating my mind into rhythmic Trance of broken cacophonic thrums I lay… Continue reading NaPoWriMo 2018- Racing Thoughts

Environment, Psychology & Social Thoughts

#1PieceADay

Every day when I walk to and from Ball State campus on my way to classes, events, or student organizations I often pass 10, 20, sometimes 30 pieces of trash laying about the ground. Every single day I pull grocery bags, candy wrappers, and plastic bottles from the small creek that runs by the Rec… Continue reading #1PieceADay

Literary Citizenship

We’re back! (Don’t ask me why I used plural. I don’t have an answer.)

So, it has been a very (very) long time since I last posted anything on here, and I figure it is far past time to do so. I am proud to announce that I have surmounted the epic endeavor of getting published! Don't get too excited now, it's just in an undergraduate academic journal. All… Continue reading We’re back! (Don’t ask me why I used plural. I don’t have an answer.)

Literary Citizenship, Midwest Writers Workshop

Reflections on the Midwest Writers Workshop Experience: From the Eyes of an Intern

Reflections on the Midwest Writers Workshop Experience: From the Eyes of an Intern

Interviews, Literary Citizenship, Midwest Writers Workshop

Interview with Nina Sadowsky Author of Psychological Thriller/Romance”Just Fall”

Earlier this summer I cracked open the pages of Nina Sadowsky's debut novel Just Fall for the first time and for hours I couldn't put it down. Recently I had the wonderful opportunity to interviewing  Nina Sadowsky regarding her experiences writing Just Fall. If you'd like to read my book review over Just Fall you… Continue reading Interview with Nina Sadowsky Author of Psychological Thriller/Romance”Just Fall”

Literary Citizenship, World-building

World-building 101: Skills for Writing Worlds Your Readers Will Remember

What is World-Building and Why Do I Need It? In the worlds of speculative fiction (fantasy, sci-fi, etc) we hear this term a lot, but what exactly is World-building? To put it simply, world-building it building a  structure or framework for society, culture, and environment that feels real. Even if your genre is dealing with… Continue reading World-building 101: Skills for Writing Worlds Your Readers Will Remember