2017 · writing

New Year, New Me! (Not.)

Image Source 2016 is finally over, people say. 2016 was a horrible year, people say. Yes, it is. And maybe it was. We said goodbye to Prince, David Bowie, Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds… Etc, etc. But we should probably focus on the more positive things, says my brain’s positive counterpart (maybe I’m just saying that because I was never really a… Continue reading New Year, New Me! (Not.)

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The Life Story of Orooj-e-Zafar

Hey! If you follow the blog of my literary magazine, The Drowning Gull, or you’re one of my co-workers, you’ll know I always speak highly of Orooj-e-Zafar. She’s a Pakistani spoken-word poet and all-round wonderful person who I met via Raquel Thorne (who I met because I started doing some spoken-word poet interviews… the irony!) Anyway, I… Continue reading The Life Story of Orooj-e-Zafar

Books · Publishing · writing

Every Writer’s Dream: Traditional Publishing

Image Source This post on Kelli Crockett’s blog inspired today’s literary musings. On Kelli’s most recent blog post, she clarifies the pros and cons of traditional publishing and self-publishing- because it’s something that every writer ponders at some point in their lives, right? It got me thinking about how every writer dreams of being picked up… Continue reading Every Writer’s Dream: Traditional Publishing

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The Torture of “Waiting” To Write

Image Source After having spent the last few weeks- for the most part- at school and doing homework, I haven’t made much time to write. Coupled with Avenoir Magazine, this blog and The Drowning Gull,  I’m not left with much time to write to scripts and stories I’ve been planning. There simply isn’t enough time to write… Continue reading The Torture of “Waiting” To Write

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The Difference Between Wanting and Doing

Today, I picked up a copy of Gena Showalter’s Firstlife. There were many other books I and series I could have chosen, including but not limited to The Danish Girl, Still Alice, The Girl on the Train, If I Stay, The Mortal Instruments and, of course, the infamous Hunger Games. There were other people around me, twisting their bodies into… Continue reading The Difference Between Wanting and Doing