Happy Thanksgiving! (Plus A Little Box of Wishes)

If you live in the United States, you know that tomorrow is the blissful, food-filled day of Thanksgiving. Although every family upholds their own set of traditions, I thought I'd let you in on a personal tradition (one I started last year) that you can follow, too. There is a small, pale, wooden box that…

The Pains and Gains of College Writing

‘Tis the season for college applications. If you are a senior in high school or a transfer student, you are most likely in the midst of writing the most important essays (arguably) you will ever write in your life. More than anything, word count seems to be the bane of any student's existence. Supplemental essays…

What Makes “You” Powerful?

In writing, one may choose to use several different persons or perspectives to convey a story to a reader, including first person ("I"), second person ("you"), or third person ("they"). Many modern authors have experimented with writing in second person, in particular. But why? Why not just write traditionally, in more of an orthodox style?…

Why You Need to Take More Risks [Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone]

Happy Saturday! The differences between being alive and living are drastic. Depending upon how you analyze the word, being alive is merely existing. For instance, you are alive if your lungs expand, if your heart thumps rhythmically. You are alive if you simply function. Truly living, on the other hand, consists of building upon experiences…

Guest Post by Fin: My Writing and Journaling Process

Happy Saturday! Hello 2B or not 2B readers, I’m Fin from Offbeat On-point and Hannah has been so gracious to let me write a writing tips and tricks post for you folks today.  I wanted to do something special for my first guest blog post and so I decided to make a picture essay for you…