Leigh Fisher

I'm from Neptune. No, not the farthest planet from the sun, but from Neptune, New Jersey. I'm a writer, poet, blogger, and an Oxford comma enthusiast.

I go by @SleeplessAuthor on Twitter and @SleeplessAuthoress on Instagram.

Love what you read?
Send a small one-off tip
The Struggle of Staying Kind
11 days ago
This is the kind of thing you never want to think about. You never want to take that good, hard look at yourself and ask if you’re becoming an unkind person. It’s a question that’s been asked before; ...
5 Reasons to Never Compromise on Punctuality
17 days ago
When you get comfortable, it’s easy to get sloppy. You stop caring as much about the little things and at first, it seems like that’s fine. Even if the ramifications aren’t apparent, there are ramific...
You Can't Force Someone to Chase Their Dreams
2 months ago
You're chasing a goal. You're pursuing your dreams, regardless of how uncertain the future is, laughing in the face of anything that will oppose you along the way. You're chasing your goals with such ...
In Defense of Instapoetry
2 months ago
There's a massive divide in the poetry community between the traditional methods of publishing poetry versus the more modern avenues. While there are more and more people who are finding the happy mid...
What Are the Benefits of Writing Motivational Poetry?
4 months ago
"Poetry puts starch in your backbone so you can stand, so you can compose your life." ― Maya Angelou Writing about dark emotions and even darker social commentaries can feel cathartic at times, but wh...
7 Pieces of Advice for Writers from Scott Belsky’s ‘The Messy Middle’
7 months ago
Scott Belsky is the Founder of Behance, the Chief Product Officer over at Adobe, an author, and quite a bit more. He’s a busy guy. Looking at his earliest pursuits, which are shared a lot in his book ...