reading children's stories

Writing inspiration from children’s stories

I’m currently reading T. J. Klune’s The House in the Cerulean Sea. It’s unlike anything I typically read, or that I’ve ever read before. And I mean that in a good way. While the book is intended for adult readers, it incorporates elements of storytelling that are traditionally incorporated into children’s stories, which is much more difficult than it seems at first. And it’s made me realize that gleaning inspiration from children’s stories so that you can write for adults will not only challenge you as a writer but reintroduce you to the underlying magic of storytelling in general.

writer procrastinating

Procrastinate well, writers

Procrastinating online at some point is inevitable if you’re a writer in the twenty-first century–especially if you use online resources throughout your writing process. But who says your bouts of procrastination have to be a bad thing or deter you completely from writing? There is, I have recently discovered, a tool that can help you procrastinate more efficiently.

SEO driven writing

Can SEO-driven writing be authentic?

I recently finished reading Mindf*ck: Cambridge Analytica and the Plot to Break America by Christopher Wylie. And now I’m currently feeling pessimistic about this whole blogging thing, and anything I write and share online in general. But I don’t want to feel this pessimistic about anything I write or publish. So, I am going to try and process it all. And as I process it all, I am wondering: can SEO-driven writing be authentic?