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.
Better for a Queen Than a Wine Bottle
My grandmother can do it all. She knits, she crochets, she even makes unbelievably complicated amigurumi. She's been making scarves, hats, and gloves for everyone in the family going back as far as I can remember.
6 Reasons to Take Creative Writing Classes
“A professional writer is an amateur who didn’t quit.” —Richard Bach Out of all the courses I took while working on my BA, my creative writing classes were my absolute favorites. I felt like I benefited so much from writing workshops, I took several non-credit workshops at Johns Hopkins University, since I didn’t want to feel like I was stagnating.
Spontaneity Should Never Be Abandoned
Spontaneity can take many forms. It can be deciding to stop at that restaurant you’ve never been to before but pass every day on the way home, it can be deciding to try a new recipe on a weeknight, or it can be buying those discount airline tickets off of SlickDeals.
How to Use Meditation to Improve Your Writing
Writing and meditating are very different activities, but how can one help the other? If you’re having trouble meditating, here are a few ideas on how you can use that time to fuel your craft. I think we should all be pushing to start doing true meditation, but if you’re having trouble fully emptying your mind, relaxing and thinking about your creative projects spurs some fantastic ideas.
Have You Ever Wondered if Job Interviews Make Sense?
The nature of hiring is insanely difficult. Whether you’re fresh out of college or have a few years of experience under your belt, finding a job you like with people you like is no easy task. And frankly, even the most thorough interview is only giving you a glance through a peephole at the door you’re about to open.
7 Simple Ways to Read More Books
Many people will swear that reading books is the absolute key to self-improvement. While I think those arguments have solid merit, I think it’s also nice just to read fiction for entertainment.
This Is Why I Practice Yoga
If you work in an office, there’s probably one thing you have too much of. Stress. And another thing you don’t do enough of might just be exercise. My interest in yoga came to fruition because it seemed to promise a partial solution to both of those problems. Here’s why I pay for a yoga membership; it’s expensive, but I love it. I was a chronic gym-hated, but yoga has helped me get routine exercise.
4 Reasons Your Favorite Literary Journal Shut Down
If you frequently read literary journals, you probably have a few favorites. Whether it’s because you really like the literature they curate or because you have a soft spot for them for choosing your work for publication, it’s only natural to have a few favorites.