Some tips to write (and live) a masterpiece.
Yes, your Airbnb Host can give you a rating based on how you did as a guest. Here's how to get five stars.
If possible, pick a topic you enjoy. This will make creating a thesis statement a little easier. Examples provided are from my time as a graduate student in a Creative Writing program.
Ever wondered how much of the show is based in truth? I did some research. Yes, he really did send her flowers! (Weekly!)
The Lovers can be about a major life decision. It is important not to decide based on novelty, passion, or external factors.
A short work of fiction about the healing arts and spirituality.
Where will my coffee take us today?
For me, the new year is a time when the heightened energy of creation conflicts with an existential dread. I decided to write this in case it could help someone else feeling the same.
Holley's brain, the holiday edition.
Thanksgiving poetry about the stress that can come up while cooking.
How much truth is in fiction, and when is it our job to play morality police?
Not rambling, exactly, but very focused writing on things that come to mind.
An exploration of what makes a story or novel worth reading and rereading. For my examples, I am drawing from George R.R. Martin's "A Game of Thrones."
Been there, done that, don't want the t-shirt.
Stephanie Meyer's "Midnight Sun" is a retelling of the first Twilight book from Edward's point of view. Here's what I thought about it.
My first attempt at satire for a while, inspired by a furniture shopping experience. Hope you enjoy!
Certain gear sets provide attack bonuses or cut down on healing costs. These are a few that I use.
If the importance of something stresses you out, check out this passage.
The FDR Presidential Library and Museum on the eastern side of the state and Forest Lawn to the west are two historic NY sites worth visiting.
An exploration of the meaning we assign to things, for better and for worse.
Your Keep has been attacked and you've lost some troops. Here's how you can come back without spending gold or your hard-earned money.
An exploration of the 2010 film about John Lennon's life, adapted from a memoir written by Lennon's sister. This movie takes a deep look at familial relationships that shaped Lennon and has an interesting take on the relationship between Lennon and his mother.
Whether you're voluntarily staying in (hello, fellow introverts), you work at home, or you're stuck indoors, here are some products to help you break the monotony.
Here is what I took away from the novel about human nature.
All about what I've learned in this tumultuous decade of my life.
My take on Danny Boyle's movie about The Beatles and what would happen if everyone except a few people forgot their music and legacy.
This article offers tips and tricks for new players to "Game of Thrones: Conquest."
In "GoT: Conquest," you're given a chance to join an alliance and create your own great House, all while you manage your own keep, army, maesters, and dragon.
Did you know that "Outlander" was her first attempt at writing a novel? Yes, it kills me, too.
A review of Paulo Coelho's book about what it means to live and be loved. Spoilers are included.
There is more to the state of New York than Manhattan! Here are three gems I have discovered while traveling solo in the Rochester area. These places are perfect for loners and families alike.