Recently, I had the opportunity to sit down with Caitlin Perry. She’s a young writer who specializes in poetry and dabbles in fictional short stories and non-fiction pieces. She’s an incredible person with a vast understanding of the human condition and the writing process. Here are her thoughts: [Stewart]How long have you considered yourself a […]Read more "The Thoughts of Writer and Student Caitlin Perry"
Jesus. What the heck. Like, what the heck. What is happening with my life? What am I doing with my life? Why am I messing up my life so royally? I am the king of screwing it up right now. I am terrible at managing my own freedom. I’m a loose canon, exploding at any […]Read more "The One Way to Clean Up the Mess in Your Life"
I want part of my life to be a writer, but, oddly enough, I don’t feel like I write enough. I love the idea of being a writer. Every time I picture it I am in a super hipsterish coffee shop with my MacBook and a Cappuccino. Or, I am in my super hip loft, […]Read more "Coffee Shop Inspiration"
This was a lot harder than I thought it would be. I was really excited about the idea, but I felt like I was trying too hard. I was searching for these “metaphorical resonances” (to steal a term from The Fault in our Stars) but was coming up blank. I wanted everything to be really […]Read more "Beautification Challenge Results"
I recently finished reading The Fault in our Stars by John Green. I would love to write about that soon, but, before I do that, I want to write about something that really captivated me in it. In the midst of the entire book, I have endlessly been thinking about the line, “People always get […]Read more "Beautification Challenge"
I am experiencing incredible amounts of difficulty coming up with a good introduction for this post. To me, there are so many facets involved in crafting an effective introduction. I’ve spent years learning the importance of having an intro that really captures people, but I have come up with three ridiculously average introductions so quickly […]Read more "Introductions and Identity Issues"
Dallas had a beautiful sunset recently. I mean beautiful. It was one of those sunsets you gaze so deeply into you feel as if you will melt at any moment. The color spectrum started out as this sunburst yellow that traveled to this shade of deep, loving purple, with shades of orange and rose pink […]Read more "Today is a New Day"
I have been avoiding getting a haircut for a while because they’re usually overpriced and never worth the money to me. I don’t have that much hair, so I always wondered why it was so important for me to get one. Vincent changed that. It wasn’t about the haircut as much as it was about […]Read more "3 Lessons I Learned from an Ex-Military Barber that We all should Live by"
There’s nothing quite like old friends. One of my close friends from high school happened to be in our hometown around the same time I was going to be in town. Even though we haven’t spoken in years, safe the spontaneous moments on Facebook, I decided to reach out and see if we could reconnect. […]Read more "Old Friends"
I don’t know what to write about. I’ve been sitting for longer than I care to admit at my computer trying to come up with something. Anything. All I’ve discovered is writing is hard. I’ve come up with all of these interesting titles and fascinating life truths that would make your life so much better […]Read more "Give your Ideas a Fighting Chance"