Why I’m Studying History instead of English

I’m a student. I’m in my second year of a BA in History. And as much as I lowkey love the idea of becoming a historian, the real reason I chose the history program is because I’m a writer.Now, I’ve had lots of people ask me why I’m not in the English program if my … Continue reading Why I’m Studying History instead of English

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Allowing Yourself to Rewrite

I’ve been taking a creative non-fiction class this semester. Besides being introduced to and immersed in a vast, deep, and beautiful genre of writing, I’ve learned a lot of transfereable skills for other types of writing. The particular lesson I want to talk about today is rewriting. In my fiction writing process, rewriting was an … Continue reading Allowing Yourself to Rewrite

From My Archives: A Childhood Story

Today, I'm moving away from the kinds of things I normally write to share a story I wrote while in my Grade 12 Creative Writing Class. The story itself is true. It is technically a piece of non-fiction writing, though I would clarify that some details were altered because my memory isn't up to par … Continue reading From My Archives: A Childhood Story

Writing for Your Writer’s Soul

Yesterday I had an experience I thought worth sharing. I had my first major day of classes yesterday, but during the day I had a three hour empty stretch. Since classes hadn’t started yet, there wasn’t any homework to do while waiting for my next class so I instead opened my laptop and started writing. … Continue reading Writing for Your Writer’s Soul

My Lingering Reflections From my 3Day Novels

For those of you who have been following my writing journey for longer than this blog has been around, you may remember a project I undertook in 2016. In fact, as of this posting, it has been exactly two years since the, dare I say, lifechanging project. I’ll set the scene. Chiante was young, she … Continue reading My Lingering Reflections From my 3Day Novels