Retell Your Own Folklores and Fairytales

Retell Your Own Folklores and Fairytales

Growing up, I am pretty sure many people have heard folklore and fairytale stories. Stories are one of the oldest forms of entertainment in the world. Pieces like Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, and The Three Little Pigs are all so well known that half the world...
Words: Threads of Identity and Understanding

Words: Threads of Identity and Understanding

Isn’t it strange how words work in our world? Life is a story that invites us to read between the lines of our everyday experiences. Words are like threads, weaving together the fabric of our reality. Language impacts not just how we interact with the world, but our...
Harnessing the Power of the Absurd

Harnessing the Power of the Absurd

Writing inspiration can come from so many sources, but what about from your own subconscious?  It’s easier (and more fun) than you might think. The Surrealists were notorious for using their subconscious minds as a way to inform their creative process. Their methods...
“The Horror Renaissance” for Scaredy Cats

“The Horror Renaissance” for Scaredy Cats

I heard mere fragments of my friends watching Smile (2022) from two rooms away and I’ve been sleeping with the lights on since. I loathe being scared. Yet, despite closing my eyes for the monster reveal every time I see a terrifying movie, I can’t seem to stop writing...
Exploring Poetry as a Fiction Writer

Exploring Poetry as a Fiction Writer

Last year, I took a poetry class for the first time. Despite being an avid reader and writer of fiction, I didn’t have much experience with poetry. I often found it boring, vague, or difficult to read. However, I was interested in learning more about the art form, and...
Writing For Your Brain

Writing For Your Brain

Being a writer has never been easy; many of us aren’t taken seriously compared to those who become lifesaving doctors or multimillion-dollar businessmen who travel to space. Many times, writers take these kinds of comparisons to heart, and underestimate the...

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