Writing as a Career?: Interview With a Technical Writer

Hello fellow writers and career searchers, Since my senior year started, I've been thinking about career paths and consequently have been networking with various adults to learn about their different jobs. Just as I use these job descriptions to refine my career interests, I thought some of my student followers or those searching for careers [...]

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Stop Stressing: See the Bigger Picture of Mother Nature

Hello fellow writers and all nature lovers. This is a response to The Daily Post's Weekly Photo Challenge With all the Canada 150 national events going on this past summer, I couldn't help but feel inspired to go out hiking in the forests and celebrate the breath-taking beauty of my homeland. From destinations as small as [...]

Canadian Summers

June After months of daydreaming of basking in warmth Summer finally seeps into Our  winter wonderland Just a few more weeks before exams end And we CANNONBALL dive Into temperate freedom July The absolute zero temperature of frozen glaciers shifts They melt into soft, cool arms of a lake that caress the mountain side Embrace [...]

Spotlight is Always Yours

The floor's yours Time to take Your rightful spot On center stage Perform your best Give your all Until judge says: You're worth it This deepest desire So close you... Can taste it Can almost grasp In your fingertips But it slips Along with all Trace of confidence Into abyss of Not good enough If [...]

Dimming The Ground Lights

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A few years ago – at this same time of the year, my husband and I went out rather late at night to relax in the hot tub. We went out through the garage, and our path to the patio was well-lit by the motion-detector light that was activated when we opened the garage door.

We were enjoying the contrast of warm water and the cool night air. The night was beautiful and quiet. And because we were so still in the shadow of the garage, the motion detector shut off the light.

We were in pitch darkness. Until we weren’t.

Our eyes adjusted to the darkness. The backyard and the woods around us lit up.

With Fireflies.

They were everywhere. Hundreds. Twinkling in the blackness.

It was breathtaking.

And if the light had stayed on, we never would have seen it.

I’m reminded of this fortunate spectacle today, because…

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You Know You’re A Book Nerd When…

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1. You read books in one sitting.

(Not certain I’ve ever really done this, actually. Maybe once or twice.)

2. You have a book quote/reference for almost every situation.

(Believe me, Hunger Games references are a daily occurence.)

3. You’re packing, and you spend more time deciding which book to bring than what clothes to bring.

(This is me today. I decided on Mockingjay. I’m in the mood for rereading it. Maybe it won’t be such a blur the second time.)

4. You name everything after fictional people.

(My phone’s name is Carswell. As in Carswell Thorne.)

5. You cry your eyes out over characters.

(Spoilers. But yes. I sob.)

6. You cry because a series is over.

(I’m pretty sure part of the reason Mockingjay Part 2 had me bawling was because it was over.)

7. Pretty much everything you enjoy relates to books in some manner.

(Yep!)

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Naming Characters After Types of Bread?: Explaining Peeta’s Name from the Hunger Games

Hello fellow writers, At last the time has come where I may write analysis and opinions regarding the Hunger Games novel on this blog! It took me quite some time-- I know. I mean it normally takes me about a month to read these kind of books but I guess that new school semester just [...]

Good Things on Stranger Things- TV Show Review- Imani Amour

In our setting of Hawkins, Indiana, 1983, everyone has their monsters---both figuratively and literally. Take the evil Demogorgon monster for example, who has stolen Will Byers and left behind his devastated family and friends. They must all slay their monsters of grief and some even battle supposed insanity when they start seeing and hearing paranormal signs [...]