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Book Review: Between Shades of Gray

October 12, 2020

Spoilers for the book “Between Shades of Gray” by Ruta Sepetys ahead. I’ve been drawing for as long as I can remember. I remember loving…

Psych

October 05, 2020

This is something a little bit different, but I thought I might have a go at it. I mentioned in a previous Blog Post that I have recently…

My Life is a Sitcom

September 28, 2020

“It’s Not Easy Being a Moron,” opening and theme song. SCENE 1: NATALIE’S APARTMENT, MORNING The camera zooms in on the house as dialog is…

Do You Remember?

September 21, 2020

Ever heard of a mind palace? It’s called the “method of loci” and it’s a method to memorize and analyze information. With enough imagination…

Book Review: The Outsiders

September 14, 2020

This post contains spoilers for The Outsiders. I know it’s been quite a few years since it was published, but I figured I’d post a warning…

Taming your Motivation

September 07, 2020

Motivation is a beast. And I’ve found that in such times as these, that this beast can become even more ravenous, rabid, and wild. It’s more…

Writing Update!

August 31, 2020

Here we are at the end of the summer! What a journey. I’ve had the amazing opportunity to take a step back and focus entirely on my career…

On Being Human

August 25, 2020

When you think about the history of the world, of all the inventions and innovations that have happened in the past 200,000 years or so, our…

The Story Behind the Story

August 17, 2020

Every book has at least two stories. The story within it and the story of how the author wrote it. This month is the 3 year anniversary of…

My Happiest Place on Earth

August 10, 2020

I have an obsession with Disney. There. I said it. As a child, I loved Disney because it was fun, colorful, and bright. I was enraptured…

Why I use Scrivener

August 01, 2020

My first word processor came in the form of text-edit on the rainbow Macintosh laptop that my father gifted me when I was 8. Ol’ Lappy didn…

Blackfoot

July 27, 2020

When I was in 10th grade, my English teacher asked us to write a short horror story for Halloween. Taking inspiration from when my mom lived…

Hoping for a Better Tomorrow

July 20, 2020

If you are anywhere near the state of Utah, United States, then you’ve likely heard of Pioneer Day. It’s happening this Friday, July 2…

My (Not So) Secret Love of Fountain Pens

July 13, 2020

Stationary. It’s one of my greatest weaknesses. I love blank notebooks, even if I get anxious about filling them. I preferred school supply…

Salt in the Soup

July 06, 2020

If you’ve ever taken a writing class or read any articles on writing, you have most likely come across the ol’ “show don’t tell” rule. It’s…

The Personal Touch

June 29, 2020

A podium stood at the center of the council. A black box glowed steadily on top, the pulsating light escaping from the lid in a thin blue…

The Pandemic Alarm Clock

April 27, 2020

I feel like I keep saying every time I write a post that “this one is a bit different from what I normally do.” Thing is, I don’t really…

Choices

April 16, 2020

Crazy how the world changes so quickly. And in many ways it feels like I don’t have anything new to contribute or say on the subject of this…

Social Identifiers

March 18, 2020

Let’s do an experiment. When I say “red hair in braided pigtails” what comes to mind? Is there a character you associate that with? Are…

Anxiety vs Exhileration

March 16, 2020

I was reading through my journal the other day and found an entry that was a bit different than the rest. Instead of being in first person…

The Conundrum

February 19, 2020

Change. Change is the bane of my existence. Normally, I can handle it pretty well. That is, when it comes in small doses. For some reason…

Cliffhangers

January 29, 2020

Ever since I was little I loved the outdoors. My mother instilled this in me through hikes and nature walks. She would stop to identify…

Something a bit Personal

January 15, 2020

And now for something completely different. Last year, I wrote a personal essay for a class. It was the first time that I’ve really written…

The Voices in My Head

March 25, 2019

Who would have thought it would take this long to get back into this? I certainly didn’t. A lot has happened over the last few months…

Collapsing Inwards

June 28, 2018

I find it humorous that in my previous posts I was so gung-ho about writing. Considering what has happened in the last few weeks that is…

Authorship

May 31, 2018

Whenever I tell people that I am working on getting a book published, I get varied answers. Some people are excited. Some people are…

Justification

May 14, 2018

Whenever I start a new diary, or write an essay, or start any new adventure, I always feel the need to justify it. When writing the first…

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