Writing Mental Illness

I often hear about writers struggling to write characters with mental illness, because they want to accurately portray mental illness without it being offensive. I believe that there should be more mental illness in literature and the arts because it helps to raise awareness. So, I have put together the following list as a beginner’sContinue reading “Writing Mental Illness”

It’s Been a While

So my last post detailed how I had gone on a spiral these last few weeks. I was having panic attacks two or three times a day. Panic attacks where I would stiffen and couldn’t breathe. I gasped for air and clenched my fist tight, digging my nails into my palms. Things were getting badContinue reading “It’s Been a While”

Author Interview: Neha Gopal

I first discovered Neha Gopal through her book 10. The book moved me in so many ways and I fell in love with it. See my review here. When I looked more into the author, I learned that Ms. Neha Gopal wrote the story as a high school student. Her work was so deep andContinue reading “Author Interview: Neha Gopal”

Book Review: 10

Book Summary 10 unfolds the story of the troubled and impulsive Simone struggling to navigate through the tumultuous years of adolescence. She finds support and guidance through an exchange of letters with the enigmatic Joy, a beautiful and affluent globe-trotter, helpful and wise far beyond her teenage years. As Simone’s life gradually descends into chaos, JoyContinue reading “Book Review: 10”

It’s Okay to be ‘Soft’

I hear it a lot. “You’re so soft.” And maybe they’re right, maybe I am ‘soft’. But I’m okay with that because I’m human. I have emotions. Hell, we all have emotions. Do I choose to be open about mine? Yeah, I do. I learned a long time ago that holding in your emotions toContinue reading “It’s Okay to be ‘Soft’”

Author Interview: Kyle Bernier

I first came across Kyle’s book Lazy Creativity: The Art of Owning Your Creativity earlier this year when I received a free copy from Pubby. Going into this book, I was skeptical. I was used to reading self-help books that preached at you to do things a certain way. But Kyle brought a new styleContinue reading “Author Interview: Kyle Bernier”

Book Review: Lazy Creativity: The Art of Owning Your Creativity

Book Summary Lazy Creativity is a guide to owning your creativity in a way that works for you. creativity is incredibly important and is something most of us want more of in our lives but struggle to make room for. We have limited amounts of time, energy, and resources, so we have to work withContinue reading “Book Review: Lazy Creativity: The Art of Owning Your Creativity”

Why I’m Open About my Mental Illness

I can’t tell you how many times I have received a private message on social media from someone saying “I wish I had the confidence to openly talk about my mental illness like you do.” And while it makes me smile because I feel like I’m making a difference, it also makes me frown becauseContinue reading “Why I’m Open About my Mental Illness”

Author Interview: S.L. Hollister

Sherri and I first met through a ‘Shameless Self Promo’ group on Twitter. From there we struck up a friendship, both of us being North Carolina authors and having connections close to my hometown. She is an amazing person who has hosted me on her blog several times. I am honored to have her onContinue reading “Author Interview: S.L. Hollister”

Book Review: Skyrocket Your Career: The No Bullsh*t Approach to Find Your Dream Job, Be Successful in It, and Transform into a Rockstar

Book Summary It’s Monday morning, and you wake up at 6 AM; you didn’t even have your first cup of coffee, and you already feel the whole week is going to be a disaster. You know you have to go to a job you hate and endure 40 hours of torture. You are doubtful whetherContinue reading “Book Review: Skyrocket Your Career: The No Bullsh*t Approach to Find Your Dream Job, Be Successful in It, and Transform into a Rockstar”