Author: thehummingbirdsjournal

How I Pick the Perfect Writing Journal

I was at Walmart the other day and decided to get my future journal. (I journal about my life as I feel the need to). I prefer smaller notebooks and fill them in 3 to 5 months. This time I decided to get a larger notebook because I really love the flowery design. I love

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5 Reasons to Embrace Life as an Introvert

Being an introvert doesn’t mean that you don’t have anything to say or that you don’t have something important to contribute. It just means that you may be the last one to speak up or the one to speak with fewer words. It may mean that you express yourself best through other mediums like music, art, or writing.

What Happens When You Have More than One Passion?

In my limited mentality, I thought that I could only be loyal to one passion. You always hear of that saying: follow your passion not follow your passions. I thought that when the time came, I would have to pick one over the other. Just today, I have learned that this is not the case.

Telling Stories at a Bonfire without Any Companions

The outcast, deep thinker, and storyteller, Thomas Builds-the-Fire, doesn’t stop sharing his stories even when no one listens to him and everyone rejects him in Sherman Alexie’s short story “This is What it Means to Say Phoenix, Arizona”. He says: “We are all given one thing by which our lives are measured, one determination. Mine

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How to Become a Better Writer Today

How do you become a better writer today without taking classes for an MFA in creative writing? To improve your writing, all you have to do is pay close attention to the texts you read: your favorite book, the article you found online, or the advertisements you see on a daily basis. All it comes

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7 Steps to Writing an Effective Blog Tagline

Are you looking for ways to create an effective blog tagline? This post will show you how I created a tagline after blogging for one year. Not having a clear tagline at the beginning of my blogging journey helped me create one after I start blogging, and you can too. I definitely don’t believe that

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Regrets of the dying & What’s the Perfect Writer Path?

I know that I can’t predict the future, but if someone were to ask me at my dying bed, what is your deepest regret? I think it would be not following the call to be a writer. And so, I want to keep writing and sharing my writing on the blog. I have hope that this will help me find a writing path that works for me.

After Missing Death by 43 Seconds: A Short Story

Missing death by 43 seconds could have inspired Marcos to live life to the fullest. Instead, he became cautious, and, to everyone’s surprise, he started attending church regularly. He would never know that he missed death by exactly 43 seconds. He soon forgot that 5 other people had died in the car accident. His only

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I’m Ashamed to Admit this, But This Will Help You: Writing Advice

I spend too much time in front of drive-thru windows buying fast food and coffee. More time than I’d like to admit. One drive-through lady nicknamed me “coffee girl”. When she told me, see you tomorrow, I knew I had a problem. I’m ashamed of being recognized as a regular who buys coffee every day

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10 Writing Styles in Images

When you think of your writing style, ask yourself: how do I write? Do you write long or short sentences? Do you tend to have a logical or dreamy tone? Writing style sets you apart from other writers. It also inspires readers to read more of your work. The following are some examples of writing

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