Don’t let your fear get in the way of chasing that improbable story that others might not recognize as good! Continue reading Chase That Improbable Story
Learn about how a frighteningly beautiful dance can lead to crazy-good writing! Continue reading A Frighteningly Beautiful Dance
I don’t recognize myself anymore. I’m probably more surprised than anyone else about the things I do and say. And I don’t mean to say that the things I say and do are bad – they’re just not something I would have ever associated with me prior to now. Now… now my life is a free-for-all of emotions. I catch myself fake laughing before I … Continue reading Life Got Flipped-Turned Upside Down
If you’ve stalked read my blog long enough then you’ll know that I’m desperate overly eager to get some of my work published under my pseudonym: Britta Hages. Up until now, all of my writing, both fiction and non-fiction, has been published with my real name in the byline. Which is great – awesome, even – after all, I’ll never forget what it felt like … Continue reading Freelance Writing Opportunity
Yes, I’m talking to YOU. Calm down. Just breathe. To clarify, I did not win the Powerball. (I know, I know – how disappointing. Now, just imagine how I feel!) Did I get you, though? Yeah, I totally did. However, when I said lottery, I meant the writing lottery. What’s that, you ask? Well, to be perfectly honest, I just made it up. Though, I’m sure, … Continue reading I Won the Lottery!
Today there are hundreds of New Year’s resolutions floating around the atmosphere, let alone plastered all over the Facebook universe. Some are backed by good intentions, lifelong desires, and even more from spur of the moment interests. Regardless of where these resolutions stem from, I can’t help but wonder what it would be like to bottle up all these grand expectations or wishful thoughts or … Continue reading New Year’s Lightening Bugs
A few years ago, when I was extremely broke and living with a roommate who was equally unfortunate monetarily, we had our lights shut off. It was mid-afternoon and the energy company wouldn’t be able to turn everything back on until the following day, so we were pretty much stuck living in darkness until then. My roommate, who was a freak about technology, was lost … Continue reading Good Bad Days
So I received some holiday cheer a bit early this year when I opened my mailbox and found a free Starbucks gift card. Yay! Though I’m not a big fan of coffee, I’m a complete sucker for their Carmel Apple Spice drink and a free gift card is a free gift card, am I right? Well during my liaison with a certain venti cup filled … Continue reading Not-So-Strange Strangers in a Coffee Shop
I was recently going through a box of old papers, trying to find something top secret that I might tell you about one day in a galaxy far, far way… Anyways, while digging around I found a letter written by me to my future self. I think I vaguely remember writing it but, who knows, I could just be making up the memory to appease … Continue reading Letter to Myself
I don’t know how, but I’m doing it. About a week ago, I officially put my mental foot down and told myself that I needed to start writing again. (Yay, me!) And, although it’s been extremely slow going, I seem to be making steady progress on the writing front. Now, when I say progress, I mean that I am writing a little of something every … Continue reading What Qualifies?