It's advice that's given all the time; but especially for teenagers, it's more than a little bit difficult to follow. I don't think it's for a lack of trying, by any means. If anything, we are constantly trying to figure out who 'our self' is. For me, I am most definitely always wondering who it … Continue reading Be Yourself
I was standing in Publix yesterday, looking down at my phone, when this little boy stopped right in front of me; maybe nine or ten years old. The thick, square frames that sat on his nose made him look bug eyed. As I looked down on my phone, I heard him talking, and my eyebrows … Continue reading You are the Narrator
Readers are stupid. Blunt, I know, but you have to treat them as such. You, dear reader, are not at all stupid, and I know that- but I have to treat you as if you are. All writers have to treat their readers as if they are incompetent. Tell I understand if you feel a … Continue reading Show and Tell
Wow, I feel like a real writer now, writing a post about NaNoWrimo. It's practically a prerequisite to being a writer, I'd say. Okay, not really, but the decision to finally start NaNoWriMo was one long in the making. For those of you who don't know (I don't blame you) it's a month long program … Continue reading NaNoWriMo Troubles
Said has been buried six feet under since I was nine years old. I remember the first time I heard the phrase. It was Halloween in my fourth grade class, and we had different stations with educational, Halloween themed activities. The pink sock-hop dress I was wearing swished as I skipped to the next station, … Continue reading Said isn’t Dead
Time management skills are expected. Juggling a million different things, effectively, quickly, and smiling all the way through. It looks so easy, but it really isn't. My school year started last Wednesday, and after I had gone through all of my classes once, it hit me. I had gotten home and had all but collapsed … Continue reading Are we there yet?
There are some moments in life I like to think of as 'Peek-a-Boo' moments. Have you ever played a game of peek-a-boo with a baby of a year or few months old? I think it's much more entertaining for me than it is even for the baby, to be perfectly honest. There's something so beautifully … Continue reading Peek-a-Boo