Placed On A Pedestal, The Number One

One. The number that means more than nothing, but less than two, three, four, five... It is the number that changes meaning depending on its context. Many want more than one of their favorite thing. Two flowers is always more beautiful, two bars of Twix is always more sweeter, two hours of sleep is always [...]

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A February Poem: The Wandering Girl

The chestnut painted bunny Emerged from the jade And grass blade. Whiskers wiggling In a scurrying twitch And ears perked tall. Inner pinkish hue exposed Like the breathings of one's heart In a love letter Stamped and wax-sealed. To the left The brisk breeze Sent scarlet tossing. She pushed her finger To her lips A [...]

14 Things I Love

Today is Valentine's Day. Accordingly, here is a list of fourteen things I absolutely love and adore. 1). Snow. I love watching the world blanket in snow as I stare out the window and enjoy a cozy day at home. For me, there is an excitement that arrives with each snowflake and howls in the most [...]

Infographics To Read Before You Write Your Next Book

Infographics provide an excitement and "newness" factor that a paper and pencil list simply can't exceed. Today, I will be sharing with you a carefully crafted list of infographics that writers should make a priority to read before they outline and write their next book. These infographics do not consist of the typical tossed tricks [...]

An Atmosphere Of Anything & Everything: Inside My Pinterest Boards

Pinterest is the place of anything and everything, a platform of many, many things. As an avid user of the website, here is an inside look at my Pinterest boards. A small glimpse into my 228 board display. From A to Z, here it is. A is for All That Glitters Is Gold A board that sparkles in golden objects and materials. [...]

What Pablo Picasso Can Teach Us

Pablo Picasso was an influential and innovative artist, dabbling in painting, sculpting, print making, ceramics, and more. He was also no stranger to the pen as he was a poet and playwright. If we listen closely, we can hear the teachings of Picasso. They echo through his abundance of works and the words he once [...]

Mistakes Are Maroon

Mistakes. They are not pitch black like the darkest midnight. They are not vivid in red, either, like the most kissable of lips. Instead, mistakes are maroon. A mixture and blend of both colors, stirring together to create one of the most finest shades. It is because the dimness of black and the royalness of [...]

Digital Gallery Walk: Where Lines Meet Color

This past December was my birthday. One of the gifts from my parents was a Wacom tablet where I was finally able to create an array of artwork that digitally displays on my laptop screen. Training and teaching myself about how to use the pad, I embarked on a fifteen day challenge where I created [...]

What Should I Name My Character?

Before I write the first word of my novel, I have to know the names, both first and last, of each character. At least of the immediate characters who will play the most prominent roles. It is almost as if my character is not fully developed and "born" without a name. Ask yourself, are you [...]

Innovative Ways To Describe Eye and Hair Color

Brown, blue, and green are colors commonly used to describe the shade of one's eye. But in truth, eyes are more than just one of those solid shades. They are speckled or composed of a combination of color. The same goes for hair. In books, many times hair is strictly labeled as black, brown, blonde, [...]

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