"When I die Dublin will be written in my heart." - James Joyce Emerald rolling hills, the sweet heaviness of lingering mist triggers the imagination to paint the image of faeries and wee-folk playing along the hills and streams. With some of the loveliest, most welcoming people you will ever meet and a rich history, … Continue reading Literary Travels: Dublin
You need only to step outside into the streets of old town Edinburgh to feel like you have been transported through time. History oozes from the very stones of the castle at the end of the Royal Mile and floats on the damp air of every close. Stepping from the shadows of one close to … Continue reading Literary Travels: Edinburgh
Are you an over-packer? Not sure what you will need and what the weather will hold? The unpredictability of late autumn or winter travel can leave you stressed and with overstuffed luggage. Pushing the limits of your suitcase, leaving no room for souvenirs, or maybe even breaking weight limits on luggage restrictions, costing you money … Continue reading Winter Travel in a Carry-on?
Oftentimes as writers we dread the thought of writer's block. The mere mention of the word can cause an uneasy sense of dread growing at the base of our spines, with heart racing and clammy hands. The thought of sitting down to write and having our minds go blank is like attempting to chat with … Continue reading Writer’s Block: A Death Sentence?
Order is what keeps the imagination and creation on the page. It's what retains all the flashes of the plot. From my thoughts, my dreams, and somewhere that I can't quite fathom deep down inside. Even in organized chaos, there is some order. On occasion, I can afford to fly off the seat of my … Continue reading The Way We Write: Katie
As unique as a fingerprint or as common as the air we breathe? It is true that every writer must find their own unique voice as well as develop their own style. How exactly does one do that? How do you know when you find your style or your voice? There are a lot of … Continue reading The Way We Write: Emylee
"Write drunk, edit sober." ~ Earnest Hemingway (or so they say) Run an online search for writing tips and the results are filled with links to articles and blogs telling you "How to be a writer", "Perfect Writing Process" or "The right way to write". Which leads to the question, is there really a right process? … Continue reading Write This Way: Is there a right process?
November 18, 2018, Boston, Massachusetts Red has always been a favorite color of mine. It has a variety of meanings: confidence, energy, exuberance, passion, courage, attention, anger, aggression, and many more. All shades of this loud color manage to catch the eye in the home, in your appearance, and influence your moods. In another context, … Continue reading At Last, I Found the Red Door
October 25, 2018, London, England Thursday was a miscellaneous day where I tried to play catch up, or make any final trips before I head back tomorrow. With there being no concrete plans, I ended up leaving my hotel room with an Uber at about 12:30. The first stop was to see Temple Church, one … Continue reading Templars, Dickens’ Chair, & Arthur
November 3, 2018, Hartford, Connecticut For once, I got up when I actually anticipated. I think it's because of scheduled itinerary; if I have to be somewhere at a certain time, subconsciously my mind and body make sure I perform in that acquired, timely fashion. Due to that performance, I headed back down to Connecticut … Continue reading Golden Shades of Twain