• Author Life,  Medium

    Should You Use a Pen Name?

    The answer is yes, and also no Up until I met my writing friend, Nicole, the thought of using a pen name literally never crossed my mind. I like my actual name and don’t plan on writing anything scandalous during…

  • Life,  Medium

    How to Be Happy Alone

    It might seem impossible, but you can be happy with yourself, even when you’re all alone. I’ve never considered myself a loner, per se, but I am by most definitions someone who would fall into that category. I spend much…

  • Medium,  Reading

    The Art of the Close Read

    Being an intelligent content consumer depends on the art of the close read. It’s not just useful in your college literature class anymore. I’ll never forget the day one of my English professors in college introduced me to the (extremely)…

  • 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…