My First Story

Everyone’s first story is bad, and it can be pretty embarrassing to cast our minds back to that first awful attempt at fiction. But we all have to start somewhere…so, in the interest of solidarity and mutually assured humiliation, I’m going to tell you about mine. Like most people, I wrote my first story when […] Read more…

Writing As a Coping Mechanism for Depression

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)

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…

Hola, Bonjour, Bore Da, Hello, and Can I Go Home Now?

Me llamo Ruby, y yo amo escribir.  Je m’appelle Ruby, et j’aime écrire.  Dw i’n Ruby, a dw i’n caru i ysgrifennu.  My name is Ruby, and I love to write. And now that I’ve made that point in every language that I know (Spanish, French, and Welsh…although as I’ve only been learning Welsh for […] Read more…