A beautiful backdrop, completely disconnected from the outside world and seemingly out of this decade, the dramatic coastal path stretching left and right. Does it make you want to pull out your pen and paper? Because this is the type of thing that really gets my creative juices flowing. I don't get a chance to … Continue reading Prussia Cove Writing Trip
There is a great deal of pressure in to stand out as a creative, and this is mostly due to an oversaturated market and overflowing media feeds. Marketing-savvy authors are expected to create a certain kind of image, a brand. "Brand not only tells the world who you are and what you stand for, but … Continue reading Why the Author Persona is a Reductive Concept
The Stars Hollow fictional-set comedy series featuring the mother-daughter duo, Lorelai and Rory Gilmore, is heart-warming, quick-witted and absolutely bingeable. The show follows the Gilmore girls as they juggle family dynamics, friends, love and career aspirations with overindulging on junk food and coffee. All while maintaining a flawless figure and being extremely fashionable despite being … Continue reading Let’s Talk About ‘Gilmore Girls’
I want to talk about two things that have been cropping up a lot in the past few months in daily conversation as I am nearing the end of my writing degree: being successful and getting published. I want to discuss how they can be defined, and what they mean for me. What is success? … Continue reading Defining Success as a Writer in the Marketplace
What's really happening is that I'm working on an idea for a novel. I'm a perfectionist, you see, so even this simple task, which should probably only take a couple of weeks, has been ongoing for a few years now. I know what I want it to be, I can 'see' it in my mind's eye, … Continue reading Writing update
Snow Fell On the Day I Was Born On a cold December morning, a woman gave birth to her firstborn. She was full of love and excitement, and she held her daughter against her bare chest. The child was small, hot skin against her own, and cried out in the night from the adjacent cot … Continue reading A Day In the Sun
As a writer, I felt obligated by an unwritten law to lend myself, particularly my perception of my human experience, to my reader. So long, I have debated how to capture myself in my own writing, until I understood, about two years ago, that wasn't the case at all. Two weeks after I moved to England … Continue reading The Art of Me
My teeth are the resting place of a hodgepodged smile. I press my fingertips into my mouth, to feel them. My fingernails are searching for a shred of my voice that might be stuck between my teeth. Instead, I find seeds of doubt sticking to my molars, and this poem hiding under my tongue.
So, what have I been up to?
Doubt comes in many forms, and it can arise from a number of different situations, whether you are aware of it or not. Sometimes, when you doubt yourself for too long, you end up losing a lot of your confidence, which can harm you and cripple your creative mind. The following points are some things I've … Continue reading 5 Things To Do Immediately About Creative Self-Doubt