The Gatekeeper to Writing… Doesn’t Exist

When it comes to my writing, sometimes I get caught up in trying to appease some greater power. I know it sounds crazy, but sometimes (more often than not nowadays) I feel as though I need to be granted a permit from some gatekeeper that can determine if my stories are objectively good or not. …

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The Many Directions a Story Can Go

When I'm writing, the pen is akin to a compass, and the paper a vast expansive land to explore. When I think of it like that, it turns my writing process into more of a journey. And similar to a journey, there are a myriad of twists and turns that a story can take. However, …

Treading Waters

I lightly tread the shallow end of the¬†creativity pool. The concepts for stories have the depth of a surface level conversation. The characters can't think beyond their one uninspired goal. Uninspired, yeah, that's the word for the shallow and mundane part of the pool. Small pool toys pass me by, old ideas that I somehow …