What Writing a College Essay Means to Me

I love writing college essays. I know, I know, you’re probably thinking that’s only because I’m a writer—it must be a breeze for me. But it’s not. Having writing skill is definitely useful when it comes to conveying a sense of yourself through your essay, but what’s really important is self-discovery and focusing on voiceContinue reading “What Writing a College Essay Means to Me”

Part 4 of my short story: “Hidden in Plain Sight”

First off, Happy Mother’s Day to all the hardworking mothers (especially my mom)! It’s been 3 weeks since I last posted, I know. It’s just that I had to study for and take the SAT, get my second dose of the Covid vaccine, do school stuff—typical Junior year activities. Also consider the fact that theContinue reading “Part 4 of my short story: “Hidden in Plain Sight””

Part 3 of my short story: “Hidden in Plain Sight”

Hey Everyone, I’m sorry to say I’ve been very lazy (and busy) the past two weeks, so my blog has not been updated in a while. That changes now. Here is part 3 of my 4-part short story: “Hidden in Plain Sight.” Be sure to read the previous blog posts/parts first if you haven’t already;Continue reading “Part 3 of my short story: “Hidden in Plain Sight””

Part 2 of my short story: “Hidden in Plain Sight”

Hi Everyone, As the title suggests, this is the continuation of last week’s story. If you guys haven’t read that yet, please go read the first part before you start on this one. It’s in the previous blog post. Oh, you want a blurb? To pique the interests of those who have yet to readContinue reading “Part 2 of my short story: “Hidden in Plain Sight””

Progress Update on the Sequel to Pantheon

I’m taking a break from blogging this week, so this post will be a lot shorter than usual. For those who don’t know me, I usually write about writing and my journey as a writer, but today will be about the big project I’m currently working on instead. Don’t worry, I’ve seen those progress barsContinue reading “Progress Update on the Sequel to Pantheon”

How to Break Grammar Rules

Ever heard of the saying, “Learn the rules so you can break them” or something else along those lines? Well, how exactly do you break rules in writing? Why would you want to break rules in writing? I’ll be honest; I was always focused on following the rules, so much so that I didn’t evenContinue reading “How to Break Grammar Rules”

How to Write Death Scenes

When approaching grief, it’s not just about having a sad thing happen in a scene and calling it a day. You have to tackle how your characters react to that misfortune, and it’s often the reaction that truly tugs at your reader’s heartstrings. For example, (not spoilers—literally in the blurb) Reine’s parents die in Pantheon,Continue reading “How to Write Death Scenes”

How to Write a Scary Monster

I’m no horror writer; I just wanted to throw that out there. Recently, however, I’ve done some thinking about what makes a monster truly terrifying. It all started when my sister asked me for help on a project she was working on. I’m not going to disclose what it was, but let’s just say thatContinue reading “How to Write a Scary Monster”