Failure hurts. You attempt something, and you don't successfully complete what you tried. But I just want to say--that's okay. Failure is one more step to success. You tried, you didn't complete what you tried, which means you can now learn from your failure and try again. Here's a quick secret (which isn't actually even … Continue reading Embrace Failure
Hey, everyone! Today I wanted to talk about the differences between Tropes and Cliches. I feel like some people don't take the time to figure out exactly what these are, and assume that they're the same thing. That is definitely not true. So let's jump right in! What is a Trope? A trope is a … Continue reading Tropes and Cliches: Which to Use in Writing?
Wind comes rushing down the plain, murmuring in its quiet tone, assuring that there soon comes rain, and to the fields that are sown, ~ that their thirst will be quenched, their roots will be fed, that they will not be wrenched, from the earth, lifeless, dead. ~ The wind continues, rustling the brush, patting … Continue reading Poem: Whispers of the Wind
I sit at the very top of everything. Well, I suppose not everything. The sky is above me, stretching from horizon to horizon, its vast blue openness clear and freeing. A few clouds float above my head as well, light and fluffy. They must be light, I think, smiling, to be able to drift so … Continue reading On Top
For a long, long time, words have been spoken, written down, and have transferred meaning and emotions to people all over the world. Writing is powerful. Writing can break someone down, or build someone up. Even a paragraph of words could resonate with one person and change their perspective on life forever. Even though there … Continue reading Words are Powerful
It was dark. When Cillan opened his eyes, he felt like nothing had changed. He breathed in stuffy, humid air and let out a quiet groan. Are there hammers pounding my head? He pushed himself painfully onto his elbows and looked around. All was pitch-black. “Where in the kingdom...” Cillan began, but stopped abruptly. A … Continue reading Short Story: Prisoners of the Dark
Hello, everyone! Last week, multiple people said they would enjoy a writing snippet from my new WIP, Frostbite. So, here you are! I hope you enjoy! It was still dark as Gonden trudged through the streets of Hawlden, the snow coming down thick, fast, and silent. He turned onto main street and hurried down the … Continue reading Frostbite Snippet: Soldier Life
Hello, there! As some of you may know and some of you may not, I have decided to step back from some of my old projects for a while and start a new one. You can read more about why I chose that decision and what's going on in this post here. But anyway, I'm … Continue reading Announcing My New Project!!
Grass and Wind: The green grass blowing In warm, whispering spring wind Is very calming The Small River: The cold ice has thawed The small river is now free To bubble and jump We had Autumn Haikus, Winter Haikus, aaand we needed a Spring Haikus post! I hope you enjoyed reading these. Until later, Enjoyed … Continue reading Poetry: Two Spring Haikus
Enuth fell. His knees struck the ground and a moment later he was stretched out on his stomach, his face to the mud. He drew in a sharp breath, which sent searing pain through his rib-cage. He felt the weakness of surrender begin to seep in his bones. A shadow fell over him, and he … Continue reading Never Surrender: A Flash Fiction