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The Curse of the 5-Paragraph Essay

The five-paragraph essay is not the father of writing. He’s not the only writing format out there. And figuring out how many sentences a conclusion should have is not a crucial writing question. 

The Terrible Toos

I don’t know about you, but I can tell very quickly when I have too many irons in the fire. The overachieving makes me underproductive.

Living Past Your Limit

When you crash, you crash hard. Your productivity is minimum, your brain isn’t fast enough, and little things distract you. It can be messy, for sure..

The Problem With Creative Consumerism

I knew going into publication there would be a price to pay for entering into consumerism. In exchange for a broad audience, I opened myself—and my creative work—to everything that came with the book publishing market.

Burning the Midnight Oil

We’re the ones that had a joint quarter-life crisis a couple of years ago and decided that we were going to finally pursue the things we love to do.

The Battle Between Singular and Plural Pronouns

Ahhh, pronouns. We should all be thankful for these glorious words. They keep us from repeating the same name a million times.

We Write On

You must write with the world waiting on pins and needles in mind. Still, there are facts that we accept.

The Art of Healing

Creativity is the literal art of healing. It comes in various shapes, sizes, and colors, and though it may not physically mend us, it remedies the soul.

Dragon Hunting with a Friend

We chase the high of other people’s opinions because, truthfully, we doubt our self-worth so much that we are starved for recognition.

Wrote

You should never post a blog or try to sell a book that has parts that are unclear. Make sure your words mean what you are trying to say.

Go With Your Gut

I had friends who could write and dance and stitch dresses out of nowhere, but I wasn’t as multi-talented. I had a very small, very specific place on the Creativity Wheel Chart. 

Dance Like No One’s Watching…Because They’re Not

I was so far beyond my comfort zone, so vulnerable on display for this small group of girls to ridicule. Maybe they wouldn’t say anything to my face.

How a 23-Year-Old Became a Two-Time Author

Tessa Emily Hall was a bright girl who followed her dreams and grew into an accomplished woman. She stepped out of her comfort zone and has never looked back. Now, she’s living a life far greater than she could have imagined.

Encouragement for Artists, Home-school Parents, and Purple Cows

I do not have it all figured out in any part of my life. But isn’t that an important part of our journey as parents, artists, spouses, and friends?

Inspiration Trumps Frustration

We can choose to be inspired by the greats, our friends, and the random social media experts, or we can choose to be frustrated and quit. For those of us who do this for our Creator, inspiration trumps frustration every time.

The Fluidity of Free-Verse Poetry

I find that poetry is completely subjective to the writer, for poetry, at its core, is for the genuine expression of oneself.

“I’ve Got No Story to Tell”

It didn’t take long to realize that they thought a story was only a good story if it was outlandish. Traumatic. One with crazy plot twists and dramatic endings.

Odd Yet Effective Ways To Be More Creative

Creativity is a funny thing. It seems to come and go when it pleases. Exploring my curiosities, I’ve come across a few unorthodox ways that can help stimulate creativity.

How a Highlighter Changed My Life

Kingdom Winds is a platform that seeks to meet others where they are and boost them higher, acting as a highlighter in its own right.

The Various Faces of Punctuation

When you’re in a bind and don’t want to use the frequented commas, these various forms of punctuation can come in handy. Be sure to use them intentionally and correctly.

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