For the first time, probably in my life, I have actually begun to write out of habit. Granted, sometimes I have to take a break from writing, which I did over the holidays. But what really matters is that I've begun to write regularly. In the past I've challenged myself during the summer and over … Continue reading 3 Lessons on Writing from the Past Several Months
Here we go! ~H
Photo by Suzy Hazelwood from Pexels. I just got some encouraging feedback on a sestina I wrote a few years ago (posted on my site here) so I think I might try writing another one. I've tried writing in many different poetic forms (I used to read through encyclopedias of forms for fun) but the sestina is one … Continue reading And a new challenger appears: the sestina!
It's been a few weeks since I last posted for NaPoWriMo. I didn't intend to stop posting; it just happened. Life happened. It's rather complicated... Anyway, I wrote a list of writing prompts. Feel free to use them and comment on this post if you do! Write a piece of flash fiction (under 1000 words) … Continue reading Writing Prompts
Photo by Aleksandar Pasaric from Pexels Continuing my new Monday tradition of posting a poem that has influenced my own poetry writing, here is a poem by Archibald MacLeish. I have loved this poem for years and have tried to emulate its style before, but MacLeish writes in a way that I can't seem to … Continue reading Ars Poetica, by Archibald MacLeish
I think I'm going to start a new tradition where I post one of my favorite poems every Monday. To start off, here's one by Elinor Wylie which has stuck with me ever since I first read it years ago. Prophecy I shall lie hidden in a hut In the middle of an alder wood, … Continue reading Prophecy, by Elinor Wylie
Years ago, I told one of my college roommates about the creature churning inside my head. I was talking about what it’s like to feel an idea coiling up from the depths of my brain, ready to burst forth by means of my pen or fingers on the keyboard. She looked at me like I … Continue reading Some Words on My Creative Process
I realized today that my blog is missing an important section. A highly influential, close-to-my-heart section. What is it, you ask? Well, it's anime. Now, please understand. When I say anime, I'm referring to the style, not the content. I once had to explain this distinction to one of my literature professors, which was slightly awkward … Continue reading Another Facet of This Dreamer’s Life