Have you ever just not felt like writing? I have, and that is perfectly okay. I used to experience guilt whenever I couldn’t muster up enough creativity to put something profound on paper. There are two problems with that. 1.) Writing is supposed to be enjoyable, especially for someone who identifies as a writer. I … Continue reading Creativity Bubbles
I don't know what I'm doing. In writing, or in life. In life, there's school and work and volunteering. I'm just trying to make it all fit together somehow. Sometimes it feels like taking two puzzle pieces that absolutely do not fit and mashing them with your fist until they're wedged together. Sometimes, like tonight, … Continue reading Mashing Puzzle Pieces
I was about 4 ½ years young when I learned how to read. My first televisions shows were Sesame Street and Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. Some of my favorite books were: Bread and Jam for Frances by Russell Hoban, Chrysanthemum and Owen by Kevin Henkes, The Berenstain Bears books by Stan and Jan Berenstain, and the Little Critter … Continue reading The Beginnings of a Writing Relationship
As y'all may or may not know, this Jobe is enrolled in the UCA MFA creative writing program. I'm in my third year, in fact, and while I'm on the slow track, with any luck, I may actually graduate after another several semesters or so. ;D This semester I'm taking poetry and nonfiction, and I'm hoping … Continue reading Jobe’s Adventures in Grad School
The world is a small place. It's true. One may travel across the sea and happen upon a former classmate, an old neighbor, or even a step-sibling's first grade teacher. It happens. True adventure does not only come from visiting the most grand places around the globe. One may find a spark of inspiration from … Continue reading Three Digits
I don't like funerals. They freak me out, honestly. But today I went to one. I donned my black high heels that are only worn for special occasions, grabbed a few tissues and prepared myself for a hard day. I needed to say goodbye to a family friend, and I did. This post isn't about funerals, … Continue reading I don’t like funerals.