If I Have to Tell You, I Lose | Applying Writing Advice to Life

On Writing, by Stephen King, had been sitting on my shelf for the past six years and I just recently finished it within a matter of days. I’ve always been skeptical of how-to books when it comes to creative writing because, thanks to my years in high school committed to the craft, I felt like I knew everything there is …

Embracing Plot Holes: Why You’re Not Required To Be An “Open Book”

For a while, I considered myself to be an “open book.” No piece of information was too confidential, embarrassing or painful to mention. I was so confident telling stories about my life, I always wondered why other people weren’t as open as me. I considered myself an open book until I experienced a reason to stay quiet. To keep the …