“We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.”
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Hey guys! I just wanted to update you and let you know that I won’t be posting for last two weeks of April (this week and next) as I’m really swamped right now with exams and end-of-the-year stuff. See you again in May! – Alex AdvertisementsRead more "A Brief Hiatus"
She doesn’t realize it until now, when the truth’s so big it stares her in the face. She’s been waiting her whole life for someone to show her the world. She wanted it to be him, thought it would be him, but he was too scared of the world to show her anything above the […]Read more "Story Snippet: April"
I don’t know about you, but I’m getting into exam season soon and when that hits, my diet becomes about 80% comfort food (and if I wasn’t still living with my parents, that number would be even higher).Read more "5 Easy Comfort Food Recipes To Help You Through Exam Season (Gluten Free)"
Here’s the thing: I’m nineteen years old and finishing up my second year of university, and 95% of the time, I have no clue what I’m doing. I’m not that all-knowing, responsible adult I thought I would be thirteen years ago. I’m not a capital-A Adult, and I don’t think I ever will be.Read more "PSA: It’s Okay to Not Know What You’re Doing"
Yes, Voltron is technically a kids’ show. But it’s also so much more than that. It’s wonderful. It’s funny, but it’s also real, and it doesn’t skirt over hard issues.Read more "March Watches: Voltron: Legendary Defender"
I realized recently that although I’ve talked about how I blog during school, I’ve never explicitly discussed how I write and put my posts together on this site. I’ve gotten pretty attached to my method over the last couple of years and learned a few new tricks along the way, so I figured it might be good to share.Read more "How I Write + Set Up My Blog Posts"
The thing about Black Panther is that even though T’Challa is the main character, the movie’s not really about him. In a lot of “origin” stories, the hero is the focus, and that often means that a lot of the other characters are underdeveloped. But Black Panther is a story about Wakanda in its entirety, not just a single character. It’s not just about T’Challa, but T’Challa and all the people that work with him (key word: with, not for).Read more "Black Panther (2018) Movie Review + Thoughts"
MILK AND HONEY is one of those books you know about even before you pick it up.
Turns out, even though I thought I knew a fair amount about MILK AND HONEY, it still surprised me. People have told me that’s its so incredibly beautiful—life-changing, even. The truth is, it wasn’t all that life-changing for me. But it was still one of the most beautiful things I’ve read.
Look, I was—and still am, for the most part—a new writer. I’m not trying to say that being green here is a bad thing, because it’s not. It’s a time of huge growth and it can be one of the most exciting parts of being a writer, because everything is so shiny and fascinating. But I made a lot of mistakes as a new writer, some of them good and some of them bad, and I’d like to offer this post as a cheat sheet for everyone in my place.Read more "6 Mistakes New Writers Make (and How to Fix Them)"