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Land, Wasted

When I was in year 11 and striving to meet the requirements of a good English student, I signed up for the extension English class. I was really excited about it; I considered myself to be a word person, and even though I only received average grades in English, I knew I could do it. […]

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Write in Childhood

I love reflecting on childhood. I love stories of childhood and the way they impact us all. I love how, even though childhoods contain both good and bad, we can all look back and reminisce on what once was. While I love romance and adventure and the beautiful every day of adulthood, I love novels […]

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a perfect life.

I want to write something really good. I want to write all the words that mean something important. I want to publish all the words that mean something important. I want to write about everything that means something to me. I want to write about everything that means something to God. I want a room […]

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On Instagram Poetry and ‘Real’ Writers

A few days ago I posted a photo on Instagram of some poetry I was working on. It was only a few lines, didn’t give away much, and didn’t serve any ulterior motive. By this I mean I didn’t post it to become ‘Insta-famous’. I didn’t post it to show off in some way, if […]

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Settling into 2020

I understand the hype of January, and the feeling of refreshment and changing things for the better. But I don’t understand the pressure of needing to be perfect by January 2nd. I have goals for the year, yes, but you can’t be expected to have everything together by the time February rolls around, let alone […]

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Poems and Squids

It feels difficult to get back into blogging, partly because that strange time between Christmas and New Year is over and I’ve forgotten what routine is. Also because in the past few days I’ve been submitting more writing to online journals, etc., so blogging hasn’t been my priority. As I wrote in this post, this […]

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Writing in the New Year

While NaNoWriMo has me excited for writing my novel, I’ve also been getting back into poetry. I do write small poems frequently but lately I’ve been more motivated to write ones that are longer, more thought out, and not only consisting of simple rhymes. I want to write rhythms that aren’t necessarily expected or easy […]

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Sharing (your writing) is Caring

I’ve finished tidying up my novel word document, and while it feels good to have everything in order and everything usable, I deleted so many words that my word count is now about 30,000 words instead of the 50,000 I wrote during NaNoWriMo. This is necessary for the story I’m writing now, and I have […]

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Recap / NaNoWriMo 2019

If you’re not sure what NaNoWriMo is, I explain it in this post. This year’s National Novel Writing Month has been a refreshing experience for me. Outside of blogging I haven’t spent large chunks of time dedicated to creative writing for a few months, other than university. Regardless of word count, the discipline of writing […]

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Why Do I Want to Write a Novel?

The first week of NaNoWriMo has passed and we’re onto day eight. The first six days involved me being unimpressed by my plot – or, lack of one – and the only thing keeping the story rolling on were conversations that would need to be deleted upon settling on a plot. They were, and still […]