Why “Carpe Diem” Isn’t What You Think It Is

Hello, everyone! So while today's topic may not directly discuss writing, I would like to share with you a flaw I found in a popular literary expression. The Latin phrase carpe diem, or seize the day, first originated in 23 BC within the first Book of Odes, authored by the Roman poet Horace. Today, the phrase…

January Poetry Contest Winner

Congratulations to Elizabeth Markes for being January's poetry winner of the 2B or Not 2B website! Elizabeth is a fantastic writer, and her poem "Remembering" shows how relatable and pertinent her writing is. Every month there will be a new winner pertaining to all genres of writing, so keep a look out for new artists featured on…

When People-Watching

There is a certain type of beauty to the morning, a certain sense of gratefulness as the world peels open its encrusted eyes. The continents untuck themselves from oceanic blankets and mumble, Thank God we’re alive. Thank God we’re breathing. Africa bangs on the head of a drum– Antarctica shivers and Australia stretches its arms…

Top 15 Writing Prompts to END Your Writer’s Block

Getting stuck in a creative rut is one of the most frustrating obstacles to overcome, whether you're a blogger, poet, essayist, fiction-writer, or a creator still in your experimental stages. To ease some of that frustration, I've listed fifteen of a few of my favorite prompts to help get your gears moving again. (They are listed…