I want to read 15 classics (and I use this term loosely) in 2015. After much consultation with several “100 Classics” lists, I’ve selected the 15 that stand out most to me. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy The Invisible Man by Ralph Elliston The Age of Innocence by Edith Warton Sophie’s Choice by William Styron […]

Hello dear blog, Today I’d like to briefly chat about rejection and the influence it can have on pretty much every aspect of your life. No, I haven’t been secretly querying (although this lesson will be excellent practice for when the time arrives…). I have been job hunting. I’m sure most people are aware of […]

I promise there’s a thoughtful blog post coming soon. I will not neglect this blog, not again. But real-life distractions have been pulling me away. In the meantime, here’s another of my favourite quotes.        

Today’s creative process is brought to you by a photo I’ve stolen from a friend on Facebook. She’s a painter, but the process holds true for writing. This is where I’m at in the WIP, having undergone some extensive revisions in the early chapters. Right now I’m at #2… There’s hope I may achieve #5 […]

Fiction that isn’t an author’s personal adventure into the frightening or unknown isn’t worth writing Franzen

Why You Must Follow Your Dreams I absolutely adore many of the posts on Thought Catalog, but this one takes the cake. Ryan says everything I’d like to say, and he does it better. Highlights include: “Growing up I couldn’t imagine doing anything else, which I think is true of most writers. Because, besides putting […]

Holy cow. When I started blogging a year ago, I was mostly looking for a way to channel my nervous energy about writing into something productive. I had finished my first ever manuscript (started and “won” at NaNo the year prior), and then spent 6 months editing it. I was burnt out from that project, […]

Get scared. It will do you good. Smoke a bit, stare blankly at some ceilings, beat your head against some walls, refuse to see some people, paint and write. Get scared some more. Allow your little mind to do nothing but function. Stay inside, go out – I don’t care what you’ll do; but stay […]

As a recent business degree graduate, I feel qualified to share this bit of wisdom. There’s a way of thinking in the business world that if a company isn’t growing, it’s dying. The concept being that no status quo will ever improve your position for the future, and can only lead to stagnation. In the […]

I love the haunting vocals on this track.