Life can get pretty hectic sometimes. Between work responsibilities, social responsibilities, and the constant roller coaster ride that is social media, our days can feel like a disorganized, jumbled mess. At least, that's how my days have been feeling! Recently, I read an article by Eric Barker titled "7 Ways to Not Feel So Overwhelmed … Continue reading Staying Focused Through Journaling
Recently, I joined a book club run by one of my best friends which focuses on promoting critical thinking, especially in terms of the political and social issues of today. The book club is called Books for the Resistance. Our book for August/September was The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. The novel follows Starr, … Continue reading Book Review: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Wow, I've really been neglecting my blog! Sorry about that. Next Friday (September 8th) is UNESCO's International Literacy Day! This year, International Literacy Day will be celebrated across the world under the theme of ‘Literacy in a digital world’. From the UNESCO website: At record speed, digital technologies are fundamentally changing the way people live, … Continue reading International Literacy Day 2017
I've got a few new events on my schedule! Check them out: First up, I'll be vending at the Leonard Oakes Steampunk Festival in Medina, New York. From the event description: This year you will be welcomed into the Festival by Hala and Lalo, our duo of SteamPunk Stilt Walkers. Once you are in the … Continue reading Upcoming Events
Are you a plotter or a pantser when you write? If you're unfamiliar with those terms, allow me to explain. A "plotter" is a writer who plans and outlines their story ahead of time. Conversely, a pantser writes "by the seat of their pants", with no strict plan to begin with. They simply go where … Continue reading Tools for Organizing Your Story
“And now for something completely different…” – John Cleese, Monty Python This series of blog posts is for posts that don’t really match the rest of my blog (i.e. they aren’t related to writing, reading, steampunk, etc) but that I wanted to post anyway. In this edition, I'll be reviewing my first Wantable Style Edit … Continue reading And Now For Something Completely Different…My First Wantable Box!
With the US Independence Day coming up, I thought I would share with you my favorite authors which hail from the USA! This list includes authors of the classic Great American Novels that I love. Ernest Hemingway You can't make a list of great American authors without including Hemingway. The only thing as interesting as … Continue reading My Favorite Great American Authors