Life & Stuff · Travel

Exploring the Colossal City of Rome

Rome is a destination on nearly everyone's list of "places to visit" because of the Colosseum (amongst other things). In fact, it's always been one of the iconic monuments that I've always wanted to set eyes on, to remind myself of how amazing this world and the people in it can be - with all… Continue reading Exploring the Colossal City of Rome

Author Stuff · Freelance Writing Services · Writing Tips

Why Writing is Hard

Writing is hard. It is. Not because writing something is hard, because technically everyone can write something. Not because coming up with good ideas is hard, because all kinds of people (extraordinary and not so extraordinary) can come up with ideas everyday. No, writing is hard because: Discipline - it takes discipline to sit with… Continue reading Why Writing is Hard

Freelance Writing Services · Writing Tips

How to Become a Writer (Beginner’s Guide)

*Here is MY advice on how you can become a writer, too. In no way is this the ONLY way to becoming a writer...* Write…a lot and often The only way to be a writer is to write. Even if you do nothing else on this list, you need to write. Writers write. If you… Continue reading How to Become a Writer (Beginner’s Guide)

"How Africa Changed Me" Chapters · Travel

“How Africa Changed Me” – Chapter 5

  Chapter 5 What I Was in For It seemed it wasn’t OK for me to hide in that back room forever though, where me and my tears could be left in peace. Instead, I had to get up and “bathe,” as they called it. You’d think this would excite me after the long, tiring… Continue reading “How Africa Changed Me” – Chapter 5

Life & Stuff · Writing Tips

Ways I’m Trying to Improve My Writing

There are so many different types of writers out there, and they probably have different ways of improving or practicing their craft. I thought I would share with you the ways I am trying to improve my writing and develop personally, too. Here they are: Read every day: duh...I already do this but I'm also expanding… Continue reading Ways I’m Trying to Improve My Writing

"How Africa Changed Me" Chapters · Life & Stuff · Travel

“How Africa Changed Me” – Chapter 4

Chapter 4 I Can’t Do This It was so funny when amidst the sea of Zimbabweans flooding toward me, I saw Patrick’s nan (so named Gogo, meaning grandmother in Shona) rushing with open arms, saying “Siana, I love you!” She by-passed her own daughter and grandchildren in order to embrace me! How great is that!… Continue reading “How Africa Changed Me” – Chapter 4

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“How Africa Changed Me” – Chapter 3

Chapter 3 We Arrive There’s nothing wrong with admitting you need someone. For some reason, in our society it’s a crime to admit you’re human and that you feel things. But yeah, I needed my boyfriend at that moment. Would I have gotten on the plane if he wasn’t there? I can’t know the answer… Continue reading “How Africa Changed Me” – Chapter 3

"How Africa Changed Me" Chapters · Travel

“How Africa Changed Me” – Chapter 2

*This is chapter 2 of the series of posts called “How Africa Changed Me”, a book about my experiences for 2 weeks in South Africa.* Chapter 2 My Chest is on Fire I’ll try to be less morbid from now on – I’m lying – as the story starts. I had known about the Africa… Continue reading “How Africa Changed Me” – Chapter 2