Tag: writing

Saying Yes

Do you remember the 2008 film Yes Man, starring Jim Carrey and Zooey Deschanel? It’s one of my favourite films – not because it’s a cinematic masterpiece or contains an Oscar-worthy plot, but due to its powerful message. If we can take one thing away from…

Are You Writing About What You Know?

“You should write about what you know.” This is a sentence which I’ve read many times over, but it used to leave me extremely confused, mostly because I also read somewhere that every writer’s biggest mistake is to write an autobiography as their first book –…

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Writing and the Balance of Life

In my short time on this planet, I’ve been fortunate enough to identify the importance of balance. If anything, I do believe I’m excellent at the art of time management and knowing when I need to take a breather from it all. We live in a…

Applying A Punk Rock Ethos To Writing

Regardless of your personal taste in music, one cannot help but be impressed by the DIY and get-it-done nature of the punk rock scene. It’s incredibly powerful and inspiring to see a group of individuals band together and make their art come to life.  More often…