Author Stuff · Lifestyle · Writing Tips

What Do Children Want and Need from a Book?

By children, I mean middle grade (8-14) really. I've been thinking about this a lot, as someone who plans to be a middle grade author in the not too distant future. What do children want and need from a book in this day and age? Because, I bet it's not the same as 5 years… Continue reading What Do Children Want and Need from a Book?

Lifestyle · Mental Health

Remind Yourself That You’re Enough

I know that my mental health weakens when I compare myself to others, get jealous of others, fail or fall short, or don't do "enough". Well, the best way to combat this is to remind yourself that you're enough. Remind yourself of the awesomeness that you've already achieved or seen or experienced. We can feel… Continue reading Remind Yourself That You’re Enough

Lifestyle

How Your Prejudice Affects a Person’s Life

We all have prejudices. They stem from our upbringing, influences, and our experiences. From these things, we are kind of "taught" how to act in a certain situation. And this extends to how we treat others, too. However, how often do we actually consider what our prejudices do to other people. How we make them… Continue reading How Your Prejudice Affects a Person’s Life

Essays · Lifestyle

You’re Too Smart To Generalise So Easily

Here is your first IEG, thought-provoking article. I thought I'd start off the IEG articles with a fairly "simple" and easy to digest concept. Racism. Sexism. Sexuality. Religion. Mental Health. And more. Yeah, not so simple. But today, all I want to talk about is GENERALISATION. Generalisation is at the root of most of the… Continue reading You’re Too Smart To Generalise So Easily

Lifestyle · Poetry

Happy Valentine’s Day to Me

Before you give yourself to another, You first must love, Yourself. But we don't, do we? Not really. Not enough. Maybe we like ourselves, Sometimes. Maybe. But not as much as we Hate ourselves. We hate ourselves by, Comparing our lives to others, Hiding our true identity, Telling ourselves we aren't good enough, Not giving… Continue reading Happy Valentine’s Day to Me