“What’s wrong with your arm?!” -multiple people asking about my left elbow, which is wonky because of breaking it when I was three. “You’re pretty, but you look Ethiopian because you’re so skinny.” -my high school band director, who loved to comment on students’ appearances and make racist comments. “I would love to have that … Continue reading Learning to Love My Body
I'm not really the most qualified to write about this. I've not actually had many opportunities worth mention come my way, let alone seized them. But that's part of what this is about. The opportunities I have had have been beyond incredible, and I couldn't imagine my life without them. But I passed others by … Continue reading Seizing Opportunities
This certainly isn't a topic I'd usually write about, by why not give it a go? Let's start with the lowest first, shall we? People clipping their nails in public. I've never understood how people can do this. I understand wanting to even them out and trim them, but why not wait until you're home? … Continue reading My Top Three Pet Peeves
"All writers do it. We babble on and on about our current and future projects, we make promises we have every intention to keep, but no determination to do so, and we talk about our work some more."
Andrew tells us a bit about the things he likes to hear. "I love the sound of my best friend's singing (she sounds awful)."
Anxiety can ruin your life and affect your work, but you don't have to let it.
Sometimes it's difficult to get in the mood to write. Here are some tips to get your creative mind working and the ideas flowing.
I just finished watching the movie Whiplash for the first time, and I have no words that could fully describe the aftermath of wonder and confusion in which I am sitting. The confusion doesn't come from the movie in any way, but instead what the movie provoked inside my mind. The thoughts of amazement and desire, … Continue reading Lessons from a Drummer
There are so many books, movies, and shows which make me wish I lived a life full of crazy adventures and was so unbelievably talented/skilled/learned in an area that I could work for these cool organisations. These shows make me want to spend my life learning and theorising about things which aren't in my field … Continue reading Fictional Inspiration