Entry #18 Where the Art Comes From

The first story I ever wrote and showed to someone outside of my family was motivated by wanting to solve a very real problem I was seeing. The girls in my elementary school were particularly mean to each other and divided into factions. I preferred hanging out with people one on one, (and still usually [...]

Sharon

"It started with some guy hacking into my best friend's phone after a bad break up. No, it wasn't their break up. She broke up with Adam. And this guy thought she should be dating him next." "But how did you learn?" "Anger and time." "Where is he now?" "He's not anywhere. Here's the first [...]

Entry #16: Who We Look Up To

So I'm reading this article about what builds self-confidence. What is it? Where does it come from? What strengthens it? So I can help my >clears throat< writer friend >avoids eye-contact< keep her confidence up when writing. Especially through the rough spots, The rough spots of getting the words onto the page. But also the [...]

Hostile Environments. Entry #15.

I can't do coffee shops. They never work for me. Not enough focused energy. It's all scattered coffee winos  chattering away about their day, or about the latest corporate blah blah blah, or the latest so and so in their circle to have an affair. People are rarely sharing anything real. Sit-down restaurants are better, [...]