Why Do I Blog?

In mid-March 2020, I watched for the first time as the entire country came to a standstill. I watched as people were forced indoors, not able to go to work or to school. I watched as people frantically ran to the stores to stock up on basic household essentials. It was as if the apocalypse […]

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5 Ways You Can Create a Stellar Blog Post

The very concept of writing a blog and publishing it for the masses to enjoy has taken off since the beginning of the Internet era. I think one huge reason for that is because people like to express themselves, to be heard, and to be liked. We seek validation from people, even from those we […]

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I think I lost my imagination

I’ve never written a children’s book before. I’ve always written stories about rebel teenagers going on magical adventures. I’ve written stories about college kids struggling with identity issues. But never a children’s book. I thought I wouldn’t be able to relate, that the plot would be too simple, too playful, too something. But fast forward […]

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5 Top Things You Must Do Before Sitting Down to Write a Book

So, you’ve done it! You’ve decided that you want to write a book. You sit down at your desk, in front of your computer, fingers poised over the keyboard, but then you pause. You stop. You think. All you have is a wish, a want, and a dream. You want to create. You want to […]

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It is all coming full circle

I can’t remember the exact moment that I wanted to be a writer. I do know that my first short story happened when I was in fourth grade. It was about a little boy. I can’t remember the details now. But it was a very generic, less than one page, double-spaced story. It wasn’t very […]

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What is Writing?

Writing is an art. Like all forms of art, writing lets people express themselves. People can express their opinions, thoughts, and dreams. It is a release, the kind that expires and explodes after a long hard at work. It is what you do when there is nothing to do. It is like a companion that […]

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Writing is Magical

Throughout the life of this blog, I’ve mentioned (time and again) that I love to write. I’ve told you about my experience participating in Nanowrimo. I’ve told you about how much I love to make-believe. And, believe me, writing is a big part of make believe. But more than that, I enjoy the feeling that […]

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3 Ways to Overcome Writer’s Block

We’ve all been there. You set aside time to write. You spend all day thinking about that moment when you can finally put your pen to paper, or your fingers to the keyboard, and write. You spend all day fantasizing about your main character, Lily. You wouldn’t dare to admit this in public but you […]

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I Like to Make Believe

I’ve decided to begin my new year by looking into the past. Specifically, my childhood. And even more specifically, I’d like to explain why I enjoy writing and how it all began. After all, you can’t start or continue something without knowing the very root or essence of it. I can’t exactly pinpoint the very […]

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Looking Back in Order to Move Forward

To be honest, I don’t really like long titles. I prefer short ones. The ones that make you stop and go “Hey! What’s that?” and then start you on a long process of rumination. But, for some reason, this title seems fitting somewhat. And when I’m writing, I tend to go with my gut instinct, […]

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