• Beginnings,  Life

    Don’t Let Fear Get to You

    Over the course of the past several weeks I feel like I have been hit with the same kind of advice coming at me from so many different directions: fear is not a reason to say no. Admittedly, I didn’t…

  • Life,  Writing

    Finding Your Writing Tribe

    It’s always amazing to me how spending time with other writers, and learning more about writing, can leave me so incredibly invigorated.  This past weekend, I, along with some of the other borrowed solace editors, attended the Pikes Peak Writer’s Conference (PPWC). …

  • Life,  Writing

    Growth Isn’t Always Easy

    I, like most people, went through several growth spurts during middle school.  For most of my life I’ve been taller than the majority of kids my age, so these spurts were unwelcome.  I was more mature than many my age,…

  • MFA,  Writing

    The Life of a Writer is a Life of Rejection

    This is a post I never published from spring 2017, yet is particularly poignant after a slew of another type of rejections recently… I’ve been meaning to write something about rejection for a while.  The thing is, I find this…

  • Writing

    Writing After You Get That Degree

    Or, alternatively, things I wish someone would have told me. You will most likely forget to write.  I know it seems impossible while you are in college immersed in writing everything from research papers to your weekly calendar, but you…

  • Writing

    The Circle of Life (and Writing)

    If you read the title to this post and instantaneously thought of The Lion King, know that this was the goal. Well, that and some other things that I’m planning to address in the coming paragraphs, but it is my sincerest…