Creative Writing

Fight To Finish | A Poem

It’s not easy, never will be

Doing something, being someone

Cut yourself some slack, let yourself relax

How long has it been?

Can you remember the last time since…

You always believed

Nothing’s done without a fight

So you have to get started

In order to finish

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Creative Writing

Do It Again | A Poem

Make the same decisions

Without a doubt

Sacrifice all

In a heartbeat

So I can live

On my terms

Never mind their words

I wanted to work

Embraced long mornings

And longer nights

Worth every second

I wouldn’t change a thing

Or do anything different

Refused to accept

Less than my best

Wherever I go

Whenever I end

I’ll remember

Who got me there

Because I’d do it again

Writing

The Ultimate Guide To Writing A Novel

Whether it’s your first time or your tenth, here are some things to keep in mind as you write that novel.

This isn’t an ultimate guide by any means. Just some bad advice from an aspiring writer.

  • Take it word by word. Don’t worry about the 10,000th word or the 100,000th word. Think about the next one.
  • Edit later. Writing is hard enough as it is. Stop making the creative process harder for yourself. Besides, you can always fix your mistakes later.
  • Use good tools. If you prefer pen and paper, pick something that writes well. If you prefer typing, choose the word processor you like best. You don’t have to break the bank, but your tool needs to do its job.
  • Write the scene you want. Feel free to jump around from the beginning to the ending to the middle.
  • Enjoy yourself. Play your favourite songs. Have a drink nearby. Grab a snack or ten.
  • Live a little. Actually, live a lot. Go outside. Experience the world so you’re able to tell rich stories. You can’t shut yourself inside all day and night.
  • Have good posture. Your future self will thank you.
  • Keep your mind open. Don’t shoot down your ideas right away. Sometimes the craziest idea turns out better than you could ever imagine.
  • Challenge yourself. You’re capable of accomplishing far more than you give yourself credit for.
Creative Writing

Missing Out | A Poem

You wake up and realize

You’re not missing out

Stare at the clock

Seethe for a second too long

Wish you could teleport

To anywhere else but this hell

You get it together long enough

To plant your feet on the ground

You think this is it

Keep your head up

Prove them wrong

You’re not the girl they used to know

You reach for the moon

Looking to settle the score

Creative Writing

Fighting Spirit | A Poem

I want to close my eyes

And shut down my mind

It’s been running for miles

Can someone explain

Why we’re expected to be on

Every day, every week

Or we’re called lazy

Where’s the fighting spirit

The fire in your belly

Creative Writing

Burn Into The Future | A Poem

Do you know your words

Find their way into my ear

And stay lodged there

I can’t forget

I still remember

Wrote it down

Made a record

One day

I’ll think back

You should’ve broke me

When you had the chance

Instead you created a fire

One that will burn into the future

Creative Writing

Burning Sun | A Poem

Why does this one hurt

more than the others

Thanks for igniting my fire

so much higher

I have nothing to lose

but I’ll still show you

You don’t know what you’ve done

can’t control this burning sun

Productivity

I Need To Stop Procrastinating Right Now

In a perfect world, I wouldn’t procrastinate. But I live in an imperfect world and I’m an imperfect human being.

I delay. I put things off. And when the deadline nears, my stress levels skyrocket.

Even though I’m someone who hates leaving things to the last minute, I don’t always start early enough.

At least when I procrastinate, I try to be somewhat productive. Instead of doing the thing I should, I’ll do something else like clean. It’s not as urgent as an essay due in three days, but I’ll still take cleaning over writing. Or editing. Don’t even get me started on edits.

I find it interesting how much better I’ve gotten at procrastinating over the years. I guess I’ve had a lot of practice. For some reason, I didn’t put things off as much in high school. Then I went to university and everything changed.

I procrastinate with blogging all the time. I can’t help it.

When I was younger, I used to be more of a morning person, so I procrastinated less.

Nowadays, I stay up later and do most of my creative writing later in the day, which means I procrastinate until I can’t.