Staying Home

Photo by Kelly Lacy from Pexels Being forced to stay home and cancel social obligations should be a writer’s dream, but I’m actually finding it difficult to write. Uncertainty isn’t the best climate to spark creativity, and when I do try writing, it’s centered around doom and gloom (hence my last blog post) and not my upbeat, normal … Continue reading Staying Home

Writing in a Time of Chaos

After my self-doubt post, I enrolled in a Coursera class focused on the craft of writing. I have to say, I've already seen a difference. It really makes me contemplate word choice to ensure the desired effect. For this week's assignment I was tasked with writing a 500-600 word short story. As soon as I … Continue reading Writing in a Time of Chaos

“I doubt anyone will read this.” Thoughts on Self-Doubt

"Do you mind reading this blog post? It's probably not good anyways." Those are the words I uttered to my husband after I wrote a draft of this blog post, which is ironic since this post is all about self-doubt... Some days I open the manuscript or essay I wrote and think it's the best … Continue reading “I doubt anyone will read this.” Thoughts on Self-Doubt

The Importance of Beta Readers

When I was a child, I shared my stories with my friends and family. Being naive, I thought everyone wanted to read my writing, and I even thought my stories were quite good. I was so confident in my writing that I even wrote stories for people as their Christmas gift; lucky them! I loved … Continue reading The Importance of Beta Readers