As you may already know, my favourite style of poetry is free verse. I've never been very good at following rules, so naturally as a writer I drifted towards a style that allowed me the creative freedom I needed to express myself. With that being said, I do try and push myself to write other … Continue reading How to Haiku
We all have bad days. Maybe something exceptionally terrible happened, or maybe you're facing a mountain of minuscule frustrations. Maybe it's something completely different. What you're facing, however, is irrelevant. I don't mean this in the sense that your experiences aren't difficult. What I'm saying is that your perception of the experience is far more … Continue reading Mind Your Mind.
With my third book, North of Dreams released today, I thought it was time to tell you a story. I won't lie. This piece was easy enough to write, but it wasn't at all easy to share. I may be a poet spilling my soul for your eyes, but overall I tend to be fairly … Continue reading How Adversity Birthed an Author
For those of you that don't know, I work in Children's Mental Health in the Education System when I'm not writing, and just like the students, that means I have summers off. I started the summer with a foolproof master plan to treat these two months as an opportunity to write full time. Thus far … Continue reading The Magic of Inspiration
Words. Thought. Language. I often wonder where we would be without these things. Even with a decent vocabulary it's hard to find ways to express yourself properly sometimes, or describe something perfectly. I love words. They are a part of almost every moment of our day - from the audible curse at your alarm clock … Continue reading Starting Off as a New Author.