Dear, November, you brought with you yellow-orange-brown-gold-red crisp leaves and cold weather. Time continues on without my permission. The trees that once bloomed with white flowers are bare now. With you, you also brought life […]
The greatest lesson I learned about writing was to treat writing as a conversation. Before then, I thought academic writing was formal, an assignment to turn in to teachers and professors. Writing can have personality! […]
Last week, I felt a desire to finish two poems that had been in the draft folder for more than a year. Finishing these two poems allowed me to let go and move on (hopefully […]
1. Inspiration From the Book You’re Reading
What qualities do you admire about the book you’re currently reading? Do you admire the writer’s sense of world building? Their sense of humor or psychological loops and twists?
George Orwell’s 1984 has a great example of world building. From the first page, you get this eerie feeling of what it must be like to be surrounded by posters of Big Brother whose gaze follows you everywhere you go. Telescreens scrutinize your every move. To make matters worse, chocolate is a rarity, coffee is tasteless, and participation in the daily 2-minutes of hate is required.
Noelle rushed through the pedestrian traffic towards the university campus. She didn’t find it surprising to see a robot walking a dog. The year was 2984, and Modernization had become as normal as cars, electricity, and the sun. Had she been paying attention, she would have seen a robot riding a bicycle next to her.
I decided to become consistent on this blog as a way of taking my writing seriously. Even though writing has never been my life’s main priority, my life always leads back to writing. I can stop writing for days or weeks, but sooner or later my preference of creative outlet is writing.
The following are 3 ways in which writing is part of my life on a daily basis.