In his sophomore book, Adam Silvera examines grief and loss with devastating scrutiny. History is All You Left Me centers on Griffin, who is torn between a past where he's in love with his first boyfriend, Theo, and a present in which Theo drowned while swimming with his new boyfriend, Jackson. To make matters worse, … Continue reading History is All You Left Me – Book Review
Author Cheryl Strayed has lived up to her name. Self-described as "an ambitious overachiever and aspiring writer who hopped from one meaningless job to the next," Cheryl is also a soul pioneer. When life beats her to a pulp, Cheryl responds by leaving her old existence behind. With a fire in her spirit and wanderlust … Continue reading Wild – Book Review
It's a new year and a big canvas! I wish you many highs and lows, plenty of growth in your blogging, and new adventures just brimming with possibilities. This year, I'm committed to developing my own writing and pursuing publication for two of my works, The Swarm and the Flyer and its sequel, The Wrath and the Base. With A Quiet Place and Bird Box … Continue reading Happy 2019!
Happy holidays! Tonight I'm enjoying the latest book I picked up during the hustle of this Christmas break: More Happy Than Not, by Adam Silvera. It's my first foray into Silvera's works, which was bound to happen, given that I've been following him on Instagram for a couple of years now. While I'm no published … Continue reading Reading: More Happy Than Not, by Adam Silvera
In writing, we discover that things of beauty burn. Tonight, I'm inspired by Hammock yet again. Their song "Things of Beauty Burn" has inspired me to reflect on what it means to write about loss. Every great story has equal parts success and defeat, bitterness and hope. For this reason, I write to embrace what … Continue reading Things of Beauty Burn
Persistence is the key to becoming a successful writer. I'm getting the hang of this. I've been showing up and writing five days a week, which is a great start in pursuing my writing career. However, my next goal is to make my blog into a stronger platform, one where networking and swapping comments are … Continue reading The Swarm and the Flyer – Chapter 6: The Semi (Part 2)
Howdy everyone! How's life on your end of the internet? Hopefully you're staying cool in this sweltering summer heat and making some awesome memories! Emotions rule me from time to time. I own that aspect of myself, and I know that I swing from completely logical and in my head to raw and unfiltered pretty … Continue reading Lessons to Practice #20: Writing in the Company of Grief
Grief is my war. It is my greatest equalizer. It uses me as its vessel to bring the busy world down to its knees and say, "Do you see this? Do you feel this?" It is the closest thing I have to stopping time and holding on to the hope that there will never be … Continue reading Untitled