The Joys of Writing: The influence of Personal Heroes, Humble Beginnings, and Gratitude on the Depressed Brain… PART 1


Hello Fellow Readers! On my journey toward uncovering my writer's voice, I've found myself in the dungeons of self-pity more often than I'd like to admit. The 'woe is me' lamentations of others echoing more clearly around me. In my weakened state, society's 'anything goes' environment seems way too happy to back me up. Doing their … Continue reading The Joys of Writing: The influence of Personal Heroes, Humble Beginnings, and Gratitude on the Depressed Brain… PART 1

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The Joys of Writing: There’s No Place Like Home


Heroes and villains alike can never seem to get back to it fast enough. Be it a lair or a castle. Or a cabin in the mountains away from the world while submerging themselves fully into the true nature of it. Be it to celebrate, mourn, or lick their various wounds, seen and unseen, visible … Continue reading The Joys of Writing: There’s No Place Like Home

The Joys of Writing: Character Building


How to Mix a Princess So it's Sunday, and it's snowing and my grumpy underbelly is grumbling about how cold my run is going to be. If the wind is blowing I hope she goes gently, in the meantime I will satiate my irrational irritation with everything through a little cooking, and cleaning, and writing. … Continue reading The Joys of Writing: Character Building

The Joy of Writing: Heroes and Villains


The art of writing comes in stages.... In my book, these periods have no real time frame, they last as long as I struggle against them, quickly fizzling into a weighty lesson the moment I stop fighting their true purpose. The emotions a writer endures, just so you know, and if you write you understand … Continue reading The Joy of Writing: Heroes and Villains

The Joys of Writing


I am turning over a new leaf.   While writing about fantasy worlds every day, it's easy to get caught up in dystopian landscapes so sinister and closely parallelled to our own I sometimes have to stop and reset my mindset. Lesson One: Develop YOUR own Routine, and let no man, woman, or child tell … Continue reading The Joys of Writing

Prelude:


Early Afternoon, Last Day…   The final bell rang out releasing me from one of many stifling classrooms I’ll never again step foot in.   Today was suppose to be a jubilation of newfound freedom, the celebration of a world without structure… and all I could do was imagine how furious Maddie would be when … Continue reading Prelude: