The Only Thing You Control

I waited, impatiently for my computer to turn on. It was 11 pm and I had no story written. But my laptop didn’t care, sitting there lifeless. I was laying on my mattress, thumb-typing words together…

Writing: The Healing Tool

Writing is a form of therapy. Many of us overlook this fact. But writing can help heal open wounds, answer our lingering questions, and uncover truths we were previously unaware…

3 Lies Writers Tell that Hold Them Back

“I’m not good enough.” The truth: You’re not a great judge of your own ability (or inability). And what exactly is enough? As writers, we hold our work and the value of…

Be an Inkwell: The Importance of Raw Expression

Many writers, when trying to express themselves lean into unhelpful thoughts. Thoughts such as, “What do I know?” or “Why would anyone read my work?” or “I have nothing worth…

There is no shame in starting small.

As a writer, the thought of putting my soul into a piece of work and no one caring is scarier than losing my wallet, keys, and cellphone in one sitting….

When Pursuing a Dream, Remember This

1. You might be overlooked, rejected, and (currently) bad at your craft. But only you get to decide what that means. It sucks to be counted out or not great at…

Creative path, big risks, and legacy.

Writer & editor of one of my favorite online publications (byrslf.co), Joel G Mwakasege Jr. interviewed me for his site. In the interview, we talk about my creative path, taking…