My favorite types of story entrances are these "bang" ones. I want to be thrown into the action immediately, get set in the tone and conflict of the story. It's beginnings like these that keep me reading, while other entrances don't pull me as well. What is a "bang" entry, you ask? The Bang: a … Continue reading Starting Your Story Off With A Bang
I stare at the blinking cursor on my screen, wanting to move but not having the energy to do it. My head whirred in a daze as if I had little birds flying over it, and my eyes ached. This, three years ago, was my idea of how a successful, busy person looked. I was … Continue reading I Used to Like Looking Unhealthy, And Here’s Why.
Disclaimer: this is my opinon from my personal findings For the past couple of years, there has been an swell in the consumption and creation of poetry, and as an aspiring poet myself, I wanted to get to the bottom of it. From a general perspective, the answer is simple, and doesn't require a research … Continue reading Why “instapoetry” is Doing Better Than “Traditional Poetry”
You are not a leader. No, not even you who founded a non-profit or you who is president of a club at your school. I know, it's a brazen statement from a fellow subpar-leader like myself, but the statement still stands. Let me explain. If you are the person in the group project who does … Continue reading You Are Not A Leader
Forgiveness. It's beautiful concept, but rarely are we told to forgive ourselves. We pick ourselves apart for ignorant mistakes and problems we had either ages of weeks ago. We roll over in bed and smother our faces in pillows in vexation. We never seem to let these go, including myself. I'm trying to forgive myself … Continue reading Forgive Yourself For Ignorant Mistakes
I had the honor to be an ARC reader for debut author, Shveta Thakrar's, Star Daughter, a mystical tale of a half-mortal, half-star Indian teenager named Sheetal. After an accident, Sheetal's father is hospitalized, and needs a full star to help her heal him. Sheetal's quest to save her father will take her to a … Continue reading Star Daughter by Shveta Thakrar: 15 Thoughts While Reading + #OwnVoices Reflection
An interview with author and activist, Rita Audi about her book "My Grandmother Nadia"
I am a busy person, as many know. I juggle my organization, internships, academics, extra-curriculars, writing, and hobbies, but I am rarely bogged down by stress. Striving for success does not mean you are bound to a life of anxiety and stress. Instead, if you learn how to balance your life in a way that … Continue reading 10 Tips to Living a Busy, Yet Stress-free Life
This is going to be a semi-reflective, semi-announcment type post, but i suppose I'll begin with the sentimental stuff. I live my life in a very meticulous manner. Everything I do has a purpose, or is guided by the knowledge that anything I do could bite me back one day. This blog was not one … Continue reading The Enthusiast: A New Journey For My Blog
First in a series of: An Enthusiasts Guide to Starting Something New