Blog Challenges 2019 · Creative Writing · creativity · Personal Writing

Poetry and Imposing Restrictions

Say it with me:  I work best under an externally imposed structure.  I need some sort of scaffolding and some sort of blueprint or guide to follow in order to best function.  That's why schedules and checklists work well for me, and why I always performed exceptionally well in class, but often had panic-ridden, down-to-the-wire… Continue reading Poetry and Imposing Restrictions

Creative Writing · Meta-Writing · Writing · Writing Updates

Rarely Tidy Writing Update

With April fast approaching, I want to remind any followers who may have originally subscribed to this blog during a run on NaNoWriMo or NaPoWriMo or any of its variants that I have a creative writing blog, Rarely Tidy Writing, that I have created specifically to house those challenges (and any other writing that I… Continue reading Rarely Tidy Writing Update

creativity · Personal Writing

The Life-Affirming Cringey-ness of Past Failures

I got it in my head several years ago that I fancied myself a sculptor of sorts, or at the very least, a kitschy clay artist.  I spent some money, bought some Sculpey (a weird, Costco-esque bulk block of white clay), and spent a lot of time crafting some charms.  Charms that I sculpted, baked,… Continue reading The Life-Affirming Cringey-ness of Past Failures

Creative Writing · creativity · NaNoWriMo · Writing · Writing Updates

NaNoWriMo, Halfway Home (Update)

My Novembers nearly always start with a zero-word-count first day.  It doesn't matter what day of the week it falls on, whether or not I have work, whether I've planned or am pansting my story - I tend to start off pretty slowly, and that's only become more true the older I've gotten. So ending… Continue reading NaNoWriMo, Halfway Home (Update)