• 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…

  • 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…