Looking to 2022

I sit here with a swirl of thoughts and dreams late at night, my mind wide awake and throwing itself from the task at hand, yet still so much in the same spirit. I allow memories to flood through as I also look forward and dream and hope. After reflecting on only a few piecesContinue reading “Looking to 2022”

7 Tips for Beginning Writers

Over the last couple years of writing, I have been able to use and experiment with many different tips, habits, and practices that I have found beneficial regarding my creative writing. Not all are mine, they have been the ones refined through my own experience, drawn from the insights and suggestions from others wiser andContinue reading “7 Tips for Beginning Writers”

Grief, and What I Learned from Losing my Grandfather to Alzheimer’s

My grandpa died Sunday night, on May 16, 2021. He was 80 years old.  Everyone in our family had been told that he had been having trouble breathing starting early in the day and he wasn’t eating, and as the day progressed, it became clear he didn’t have long. I received word the following morningContinue reading “Grief, and What I Learned from Losing my Grandfather to Alzheimer’s”

My Journey as a Writer

As I have come to allow myself the freedom to write more and more, which is something I have struggled with, I have become more reflective on what brought me to this point. Not just looking back at what caused me to return to writing, but what it was about writing stories hooked me inContinue reading “My Journey as a Writer”

Stories and Why They Matter

I started to leave, then stopped. “Is it true? The story.” I made an inarticulate gesture. “The part you told today?” ”All stories are true,” Skarpi said. “But this one really happened, if that’s what you mean.” He took another slow drink, then smiled again, his bright eyes dancing, “More or less. You have toContinue reading “Stories and Why They Matter”

Introductions

Welcome. At the genesis of something new, at the cusp of new acquaintances, I believe introductions are the best first course of action. So welcome to the space where my hope as a new writer and novice storyteller is to share my passion for storytelling, reading, writing, and engaging with stories across mediums can comeContinue reading “Introductions”