Literally Write What You Know (Figuratively)
That’s what “write what you know” really means. It means you should take a feeling, or a unique experience you’ve lived through—something that is quintessentially you—and put it on the page.
Joe Straynge is Dead
I was creating something so this skin could move through the world like a phantom. Something that would protect me as I hid beneath the surface of whatever I’ve become.
Writers Shouldn’t Have to Sell Our Souls
Writer’s lives are not clickbait, and they are not a work of fiction to be dramatized for effect.
Drawing didn’t heal me. Risk taking did.
Sit Down and Bleed
I think, for the first time, I bled in the Goldilocks Zone.
Sadness is inherent to every seed. When the flowers come, they'll be for graves or grace. No one knows.
Rough Ride Over the Digital Rainbow
In proportion to every dolphin that she earned as a pet in Roblox, she produced one less poem, song, or picture in real life.
Positive Parenting Your Inner Writer
Do you give yourself "the talk"—that you're wasting your time, that you'll never be good enough, that your script will embarrass you, that you'll disappoint the people who read it?
Writer's Block? Your Workspace May Be the Cause
Having a psychologist in the family, I've long been aware of the tremendous impact one's environment has on everything from morale and mental wellbeing to the quality of one's work.
Let the Bad Times Roll
... there is nothing more cruel than spending an eternity subjected to never-ending positivity.
The Fear That Freedom Can Bring
My mentality was "I’m a fucking great writer," though I had no proof of that. That was my first mistake.
Synesthesia: The Strangely Normal Way of Seeing the World
Francesca Brigandy’s synesthesia allows her to visualize sounds as colors when listening to music, giving her a unique polychrome perspective.
Something Writers Can Look Forward To ... No One Knows Anything
Nothing is certain, so why not take the risk and be as bold or unusual or as personal as we want to be in whatever we are creating?
24 Hills I Will Die on if the View is Nice and I Have Enough Snacks
This article is long overdue in so many ways both literal and metaphorical, but it’s here now so shut your figgy pudding hole and enjoy this airing of grievances.
Get Back on the Mat
It’s scary to walk on the mat for the first time against an opponent taller and larger than you. And it’s scary to show people a story you’ve been obsessed with for weeks, months, and years on end.