• Life,  Medium

    College Doesn’t Prepare You for the Post-Graduation Slump

    But that doesn’t mean you won’t survive it. When I graduated college, I was on top of the world. I’d worked long and hard to finish my degree — late nights, insufferable classes, long hours at work and school — it was all worth it. I had a degree, and I had a job lined up after graduation. Everything worked out just like I had hoped it would. But after graduation, I was surprised to find that life wasn’t as fun or as glamorous as I had hoped. I had a job, but for the first time in my life, that meant that…

  • Creative Nonfiction,  Medium

    Abraham Lincoln

    Flashback number one. The frigid air danced through the trees, making its way through my layers of clothing. Jean jacket, blue knit scarf, purple and gold striped sweater, dingy white tank top. None were a match for the nipping of…

  • Medium,  Writing

    Writing When You Don’t Want to Write

    Sometimes even doing the thing you love seems like an impossible task. I love writing. If you’ve read any of my articles or found out anything about me on the internet, you’d know that. Writing is something that’s always been…

  • Medium,  Writing

    Writing Emotional Scenes

    Emotions are hard to experience, much less convey in your writing. One of the hardest things we face as writers is conveying emotion. Using words to make someone feel — better yet, to make a reader understand your characters — is tricky. I’ve mentioned…

  • Medium,  Writing

    How to Find Your Voice

    We all fall in love with the voice of our favorite authors, but how do you find your own? What is it that separates good writers from mediocre ones? How does one make themself stand out in the midst of…

  • Book Planning,  Writing

    The Art of the Synopsis

    Planning that even a pantser can use. So you’re writing a book. Or planning to write a book. Or you have an idea for a book to write one day, that for now sits in the back of your mind,…

  • Medium,  Writing

    Writing Good Villians

    It might seem like an oxymoron, but even villains need to be good characters. So you’re writing a story. It might be a novel or it might be a short story. It could be fantasy or thriller. Maybe a mystery…

  • Creative Nonfiction,  Medium

    Winding

    A memory in vivid color. Every morning we’d drive the same route to school. A right turn, past the Baker’s Springs sign and on to Duplex Road. The road was so narrow two cars could barely pass by without brushing…