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Procrastinators Are Just Perfectionists Paralyzed by Fear

My muse is a bit of a bitch. Oftentimes when I’m away from my computer I’ll be struck by a thought–a simple line of dialogue or a facial expression or a freeze frame as though fromĀ a movie–and find myself fumbling over my phone trying to capture it. And many times I capture it exactly as […]

The Writer's Muse

The Writer’s Muse

My boyfriend and I go to Tom Shadyac’s class lectures at Pepperdine with a few friends every week. Although the class has about a 20-student limit, Tom’s lectures fill up so much the school has to give him an auditorium to fit the 200 or so people who visit each week. He has guest speakers […]

How To Be A Better Writer In 5 Steps

Becoming a better writer is such an abstract process, even when under the guidance of higher education. Unlike with Humanities or Business majors, grades issued in Creative Writing courses have no merit as to the quality of the writing produced. Sure, a professor can grade you on your spelling and grammar. Maybe even originality of […]