March 23, 2018

In a group, the art of decision-making requires, at best, consensus. Or at least the volume of one voice to rise higher than the others in the room. And always, it must end with a clear destination and path forward. 

There are four in our group, including myself. It is...

May 10, 2017

It takes moments of introspection to realise that, just maybe, we don’t know what we’re talking about; that we might just not get it at all. Maybe these moments are rare for some, but fortunately (or unfortunately) I spend a lot of time within the confines of my mind.


April 25, 2017

What is there to do when one is both disgusted by – and satisfied with – their own relentless solitude?

Of course, one would think that the two counteract each other and thus cannot exist in the same mental space. But one would be mistaken.

I am just fine with being on m...

April 12, 2017

For writers new to the craft, the question of originality often proves a stumbling block. It is the question which can even prompt writers to scrap entire stories in the fear of being called derivative.

But much like all stifling mentalities which affect the ability to...

March 29, 2017

I used to get angry about issues. Offended by injustices and unrest and inequalities. About seeing anything or anyone seen as “other” treated with varying degrees of shabbiness.

Ideologically, I think on the left. But I’ve never been much of an activist or an agitator....

March 15, 2017

[Content Warning: Sexual assault]

A disturbing trend has emerged in conjunction with the rise of provocative storytelling, particularly in television and, to a lesser extent, in film. The trend is not necessarily the decisions made by their writers, but more in the reac...

March 1, 2017

We ask each other: “What does it mean to be afraid of new and unfamiliar experiences?”

The answer to that question is simple enough. It means we’re afraid of leaving our comfort zone, and therefore that we actually don’t want to partake in an unfamiliar experience. We’r...

February 15, 2017

Writer’s block is not real. It is a myth.

It is another way of saying that the writer in question is not dedicating enough faculty to the reality of work that writing is. Because writing, for the most part, is personified not by the montage-worthy flurry of artistic fla...

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