Tag Archives: Writing

Ten Years Later

All this discussion of college essays made me think about what I had written my own college essay about…Thanks to my packrat tendencies, I was able to scrounge around and find an old binder labeled “High School Writing.” The very last essay in the binder was the essay I wrote for my application to Vanderbilt…

2018 November Poetry Challenge: Week 4

Well, everyone, I’m happy to say that I’ve made it to the end of November’s Poem-a-Day challenge! It’s definitely been difficult, but I managed to write thirty new poems over the course of a month. I’ll probably share another post later with all the things I’ve learned over the last thirty days, but for now […]

2018 November Poetry Challenge: Week 3

Happy Thanksgiving weekend, everybody! I’m here with seven more rough drafts of poems written off of prompts from the Writer’s Digest poem-a-day challenge. This week’s were difficult, and I think some of them are my least favorite of the month so far. That being said, I have beaten my record from last year, when I only […]

2018 November Poetry Challenge: Week 2

Here we go–round two of the 2018 November Poem-A-Day challenge. It’s been hard to write each poem within the 24-hour window, but I’m hanging in there. I hope you enjoy this next installment. Day 8: Poem that Hints at Something “Clickbait” What happens next will leave you in tears– will shock you– you’ll never believe […]

2018 November Poetry Challenge: Week 1

November is here, which means the year is speeding up and pushing us full steam ahead into the holidays! Last year during November I participated for the first time in Robert Lee Brewer’s poem-a-day challenge over at Writer’s Digest. If you enjoy poetry or a little creative challenge, it’s not too late to join in […]

October Update

I didn’t want to let the month of October slip away without posting anything to the blog, so here’s a quick update to let you know what’s been happening over the last few weeks. Just like last year, October has been a crazy month. It started out with Homecoming festivities at work, and it hasn’t […]

2017 Poem-a-Day Challenge: Week 3

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you’ve had a wonderful day feasting and celebrating with your friends and family. As you can see, I’m a bit behind with the Poem-a-Day Challenge. The poems are getting shorter (and somewhat sillier) as we go along, so I hope you enjoy at least one of them! Check back this weekend […]

2017 Poem-a-Day Challenge: Week 1

Normally this kind of thing would scare me, but as I’ve written over the last five days I’ve been reminded just how much I really love to write poetry. Even in five days, the ten minutes or so I’ve been able to scratch out of my schedule to write have become a sort of creative lifeline. 

Gilead and the Gift of Fiction

There is a song by Sara Groves called “Add to the Beauty” that I try to listen to at least once every morning–either while I’m getting ready to leave home or while I’m driving up I-75 to work. Over the years this song has become a daily reminder of some of the things I value […]

To a God Unknown by John Steinbeck 

Last year I read East of Eden by John Steinbeck, and I liked it so much that it made my list of favorites from 2016. The fact that I loved East of Eden so much is only one of the reasons I picked up To a God Unknown this summer. Another main reason that I picked up this […]