Month: January 2017

How Depression Made Me A Writer

Depression sucks. But it also helped to make me a writer. (But it also sucks, so, you know, don't try this at home.)

I have chronic depression. (Starting on a happy note, right?) It started in my freshman year of high school, receded about halfway through college, stayed away for several years, and has recently made a reappearance. Suddenly, I remember why I hated high school so much. It wasn’t just because of the petty drama, or the […] Read more…

How to Motivate Yourself to Write (And/Or Edit)

Some surefire strategies that'll get you writing...even when you really, really, really don't want to.

No matter how much you love writing, there’s going to come a point when it just. Sucks. Maybe you’ve been working a lot of overtime and you have no energy left. Maybe your creative muse has decided to drop everything and go to the Bahamas for a three-week vacation. Maybe you’ve been editing nonstop and […] Read more…