Writing Posts

Defeating the Brain

So, writing and your brain. Your brain is, arguably, the biggest asset to assist telling and crafting your stories. It also, not surprisingly, is your biggest enemy. One that I've been battling--and losing to--for the past six, seven months. There are three main areas, I think, where my brain has created mindsets and thoughts detrimental… Continue reading Defeating the Brain

Writing Posts

Harsh Personal Truths

Months have passed since I began questioning my identity--and my claim--as a writer. Since November, I've struggled to write anything, which has hit me harder than it ever has before. Back when I really started writing more consistently (and tentatively say seriously), I'd still always go months without writing anything, before picking a project back up… Continue reading Harsh Personal Truths

Random Musings, Writing Posts

Interweaving Narratives

Two Fridays ago, I posted my second story on our Muses blog. I...was actually really proud of it. The first story, I was excited how it turned out, but the entire day before I posted it, I was so nervous. I kept telling myself how shit it was, how no one was going to like it and… Continue reading Interweaving Narratives

Writing Posts

Breaking the Chains

I am pumped. Couldn't tell with the use of that period, could you? Considering that I overuse the exclamation point in every day life (thankfully, I don't in my actual writing), the use of the period here is actually quite poignant of how pumped I am right now. Why am I so stoked? Because I… Continue reading Breaking the Chains

Writing Posts

The Point of Trying

Writing has been hard, lately. Admitting that and looking introspectively at the reasons why has been even harder. There is no doubt that I'm a writer. I still don't doubt that writing is something innate within me, like a predator's instinct or a person's ability to breathe without thinking about it. But in the past… Continue reading The Point of Trying

Random Musings

One of the Prices of Writing

I'm taking two writing-based classes this semester: Fiction Writing II And Screenwriting II. Both of them obviously deal with writing your own creative work and letting your classmates read it. For Fiction Writing, I've turned in one short story out of two. It wasn't my best work, but it wasn't my worst, either, and in… Continue reading One of the Prices of Writing