On Writing Things Longhand

I have to say that finals week is pretty much the worst time to be recovering from a concussion, especially when there was the season finale of Doctor Who and I lack the willpower to not watch it. But point in fact, the crucial struggle here isn’t a lack of TV, but that I need…

Book Reviews in Review Part I

It has been a little over six months since I posted my first book review on this website, I and in that time I have written about fiction, nonfiction, poetry, books I've read for fun, books I've read for class, and books that fall in between. There have also been several books that I've read…

Brainstorming

If there is one thing I love, it's talking to someone about a story. Not even my own story, but just being a sounding board. There's something about the creativity of others that I just find so fun and interesting. I have a deep affection for my friends, and my writing friends (Shout out to…

Stand Up

One method of translation that I particularly like was introduced to me by my Creative Writing advisor. We took one of my translations and taped it to the wall, original Spanish on the left, and my English translation on the right. Something about having to stand up changed my perspective of the poem. Usually I…

Scribbles

When I find I have written something I am very proud of and have worked very hard on, my immediate impulse is to let someone scribble all over it. If there is anything I have learned in my 21 years of life, it is that the best things always come from collaboration. In the past…