Assignment: Freewrite

Now that I scared some of you talking about math the other day (oh my goodness how I wish I was good at mathematics), I wanted to talk about something a little less scary, but scary in its own way. Freewriting. I personally find freewriting daunting at times. It’s my type A personality at warContinue reading “Assignment: Freewrite”

Writing is… Mathematics

Writing can be a little bit of an abstract concept. When we think of a writer sitting down at the typewriter, smoking a cigarette, crumpled pages strewn across the floor, a rush of madness and imaginative spark, a wild inspiration…. we are thinking of FREEWRITING. But writing is a whole lot more than that. WhatContinue reading “Writing is… Mathematics”

Writing releases the tension I feel when I don’t create. Creation is my purpose.

You know that feeling that you get when you haven’t written in a while? It’s a little bit urge, a little bit desperation. You want to scream. You feel like,…you are a lobster trapped in a too-small shell, needing to burst out of your confinement. This feeling is so familiar to me, but I hadContinue reading “Writing releases the tension I feel when I don’t create. Creation is my purpose.”

Assignment for You:

Think about a time where you received criticism you did not agree with on your work. Open a new page, copy and paste the original piece, and use the criticism to see where it takes you. This one is a good one. When I was a baby writer, I thought my work was perfect onContinue reading “Assignment for You:”

Writing is a Fever Dream

When we sit down and do the physical act of writing, it is then that we feel the majority of our emotions about writing. The session might go smoothly, and we feel like, okay we can do this. Or the session might make us want to tear our hair out, either from internal or externalContinue reading “Writing is a Fever Dream”

Writing is Meant to be Shared

Last week we talked about how writing is private, just for you. But the other side of the coin is, writing is meant to be shared. Sometimes before you truly believe it’s “ready” to be seen. If I had it my way, my novel would be published before anyone else reads it. But that’s notContinue reading “Writing is Meant to be Shared”

Writing is Private, Just for You

A good chunk of writing advice centers on “knowing your audience.” Aspiring writers might be told, think about who you want your audience to be, and write it for them. But what if you don’t know who your audience is? How do you find out? The answer is: You don’t, yet. Right now, this writingContinue reading “Writing is Private, Just for You”

Creativity Flows Freely to Me Like Everlasting Electricity

When I feel disconnected from my creativity, my sense of self worth plummets. I know that I have so much more to offer the world, but creativity feels as essential as my heart, or my bones, or my tongue. Without it, I cannot love, cannot speak, cannot move or be moved. Logic dictates that IContinue reading “Creativity Flows Freely to Me Like Everlasting Electricity”

When I Express Myself Through My Writing, I am the Clearest Version of Myself

When I express myself through my writing, I am the clearest version of myself.We all want to express ourselves, artists and nonartists alike. There is something in us, thrumming in our hearts and souls, begging to be let out. But expression does not always come easy. If you have anxiety, you know the feeling ofContinue reading “When I Express Myself Through My Writing, I am the Clearest Version of Myself”

Writing is… Rewriting

Any writer who says they don’t rewrite is either a complete liar or a partial liar. Maybe they edit as they go along, or maybe they really do THINK their work is perfect. If you’re new to writing (I have been writing for 20 years and consider myself new to writing) then you might beContinue reading “Writing is… Rewriting”