A few days after Father’s Day I was feeling pretty down. I had gone the week before to a friend’s cottage. We’d been drinking a lot one night and she looked over at me and another friend – it was a Sunday I believe – and asked if we’d want to go tomorrow. Shrugs all … Continue reading That Was The Fish Account
My next post is a short story that I wrote earlier this summer, just found out today it didn't get accepted at the place I submitted it so why not publish it here? It's a longer read than what's usual here, but nothing crazy. It's about a guy trying to find some happiness in life. … Continue reading A Story For Y’all
The first English class I ever took was an introductory course to early 20th-century literature. It was mainly Anglo-American modernism and my favourite Literature class was that one in my first year at Queen’s. I initially came to study Chemistry, but I realized that my real love was English Literature. This has meant I have … Continue reading Class Confusion: A Chemistry Student in the Literature Department
I recently read Christine Higdon's novel The Very Marrow of our Bones. The author is actually in a bookclub with my mum, thought I'd get that out of the way for journalistic integrity's sake. And though this is what initially drew me to the novel - the neat factor - it is the writing and … Continue reading Review of “The Very Marrow of our Bones”
I don't know that I ever in my life would've figure myself for an art critic-in-training. I didn't even start at The Journal writing for Art, I was News for my first five or six articles. Now, my portfolio is overflowing with reviews: plays, paintings, performances. I wear this title sarcastically, of course. I am … Continue reading Art Critic-in-training
One of the toughest things about being a writer in this day and age is thinking about your personal brand. Am I a writer, a blogger, a journalist, an artist? All these self-declarations allow people to better understand who I am, but it also makes me feel boxed in. Sure, sometimes I write blog posts, … Continue reading Branding
Since I always talk about creative writing, I thought I'd actually share a story I wrote. I published it a few years ago in an arts publication on campus called the Undergraduate Review and maybe I'll share some more in the future... I hope you enjoy: Across The Pond Only the cool, clear liquid … Continue reading Storytime: Across The Pond
I am concerned that writing is becoming a lifestyle. What I mean, simply, is that I am not anymore just someone who writes - as I've been for awhile now. What I am is a fucking writer. This idea first came to mind when a friend of mine commented that I seemed less concerned with … Continue reading Writerly Things Cont.