Mastering the Craft

Making a scene with scenes!

So you’ve started writing your book. Congratulations! You’re on your way to becoming a New York Times Bestseller… except there’s a problem. The scenes you’re writing are boring, disjointed, and don’t affect the overall storyline of your book. Now your… Read More ›

My Year-End Review

  As this year comes to a close, it’s pretty standard for people to take a look at themselves and evaluate whether or not they accomplished their goals for the year. I try not to make New Years Resolutions simply… Read More ›

2017 Movie Rankings

Starting this year I began writing movie reviews for the newspaper. With the end of the year approaching, I thought I’d take a moment and reflect on the 21 films that I’ve seen that were released this year and rank… Read More ›

Real Life or Fiction?

As a writer, sometimes I get mixed up on what’s real life or what’s fictional. I’ll clarify that statement by adding that I understand full well that I’m living in real life, or as the text people say irl, but… Read More ›


Before I start my spiel I wanted to make aware of something about myself that I’ve only recently noticed. Whenever I start on a big or complicated spiel, I usually start with “Well…” Is that normal? Do you have similar… Read More ›