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
So, I've been thinking a lot about mindset lately. A lot. I've been contemplating how mindset affects every aspect, of every action, of every day of your life. It sounds cliché. But the reason it does is because it's true. Your mindset will leak into every aspect of your personality, of what people think of … Continue reading Mindset
School stinks. Do I really mean that? No, not really. I love the idea of school. I love what school sometimes is, or, more accurately, used to be. I used to love going to class with the sole intention and purpose of learning. I loved pushing myself and finding I could reach horizons I wasn't … Continue reading F for Effort
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?