I wrote the last editions of this series almost a year ago. I am now without a doubt in my identity, as a writer anyways, and so I cannot continue the themes of those earlier posts in the same way. For one, I'm on Wikipedia, something I always wanted but didn't expect would happen until … Continue reading Writerly Things cont. again
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
I guess what I want in life, is to be able to express my love. I have love inside me, I love writing and there's even a few people I truly love. So, I just want to keep the love flowing I guess.
I am fascinated by colons in titles when they are used well. It makes a work seem much more thought out for some reason and leaves me curious about it without ever having watched or read that work. Take Dr. Stranglove , which I've never actually seen. Its subtitle 'Or How I Learned To Stop … Continue reading Sidenote: on colons in titles
Anyone who's read this blog knows that I have a particular fascination with the people who read this thing. I'm incessantly curious about you because why wouldn't I be? It's something special to have people willing to read my thoughts on a semi-regular basis, to have people agree with me to some extent. I guess … Continue reading Why Are You Here?
It's weird when people mention my blog to me in real life. I was motivated to start a blog for God know's what reason and now that people, my friends that I pester mainly, actually read my blog I've started to think about answers to their questions. When I recently watched Chimimanda Ngozi Adichie talking … Continue reading Blogging IRL
I was talking to my friend at work the other day about lifestyle. She works in the paper's lifestyle section so it's no wonder we talked about it like writers - in the abstract. Her job is essentially to create fun articles that are informative and helpful but also more transporting than the run-of-the-mill news … Continue reading Lifestyle
I'm constantly wondering if I spend my time well. It's weird but I always wonder should I be writing? Should I be contributing something to other people rather than just caring about my own happiness? It's not that I am unhappy, it's more that I know too well what makes me happy. I know that … Continue reading New Things
It's something so intrinsic to my being. I am a writer - few people understand how important and monumental of a thing that is for me, for my life and my worldview.
I am reading 'Americanah' right now, as you might know from my last post. It's a beautiful book that has left me curious over my fate as a writer. I am not saying I've given up with that dream, for that would be silly. But, I need to constantly affirm my dedication to this life … Continue reading Better Writers Than I or: How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Wait