Roundabout Views - Blog Posts

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02/03/2016 - 12:27am

I feel myself writing the most when I’m not happy. I know this sounds crazy, but it is absolutely true. I write the most when I’m feeling sad, anxious, or even furious. The last thing I want to do when I’m happy is writing. I just feel like sometimes artwork doesn’t come out of happiness.

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12/03/2015 - 2:46pm

Through my high school career I have always dreamt of writing a book. I had in fact fulfilled this dream and written three books: Dark Dreams, Dark Illusions, and Dark Realities. Sadly these books didn’t sell more than two copies each.

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11/30/2015 - 8:46pm

On October 1st, I went to see Sue Monk Kidd. Although she was the third author I had seen in person, and not the last, she was the most enthralling. She spoke in Cascia Hall in Tulsa, but, with almost no effort at all, rivaled its beauty, elegance and grace.

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11/23/2015 - 9:09am

Ah, the most wonderful time of the year. Jingling bells decking the halls and driving me directly up the side of the wall with their bothersome yuletide carols. The snowing and bustling traffic that plagues the people of the interstate tears families apart more often than the times that they bring the families together; and who is to blame them for having to read the same exact things every thirty minutes.

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11/09/2015 - 3:34pm

I spent a lot of my time people watching. I found myself doing this when I was on a long trip in the car, just recently. I looked out the window and took notes on features or clothes or anything interesting.

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11/08/2015 - 4:07pm

A new year signifies a new experience among students and instructors alike, ready to learn more about the world around them. How could this milestone be hurtful or helpful? This momentous occasion is just one more step into how your future is altered or changed from what it could be, after all.

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10/30/2015 - 5:08pm

There is something amazing and profoundly scary about the creative side of life. Whether through art, writing, theatre, dance, etc., you (the creator) are baring your soul for the world to see. And that’s scary.

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09/29/2015 - 3:18pm

Villains are so in!!! I’ve thought back to the movies I’ve watched as a little kid, and compared to the movies we have now, the villains used to suck.

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09/09/2015 - 3:48pm

Life, the inevitable road we must travel. Sound like a terrible pun? Of course it is, as is the rest of what you’re about to read. So, buckle up and enjoy the painfully witty ride.

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09/01/2015 - 4:42pm

Writing to me is a way to escape. An escape from a cold reality that is far too cold for a person to live in without getting damaged. Creative Writing has gotten me through everything in life. From fighting with my sister, losing my grandpa, to getting stabbed in the back, and the death of my grandma. Writing is a way for me to get out what I’m feeling without lashing out at those I care about.

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08/31/2015 - 11:40am

As I sit here trying to come up with an idea for my first blog post, naturally, I cannot. I can’t force myself to think up an idea – in a day, in a month, or a year. Personally, I believe an abundance of writers are like me.

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05/07/2015 - 1:50pm

I don’t think writers need to be reminded of our frail egos. The validation of a personal response on a rejection letter, getting an honorable mention in a contest, having our writing group say more positive than negative things are like life support to the tiny muse who so often goes Code Blue on our shoulders.

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05/07/2015 - 1:42pm

The lights go out, and all that is left is a microphone, a microphone stand, and a red rug, lit by a single spotlight.

If you are anything like me, you struggle with nerves and you have to force yourself to do the things that you want to do, and this scenario is the equivalent to seeing the Grim Reaper walk up to you, and point directly into your soul.

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03/20/2015 - 2:19pm

“It’s not normally this much fun. I almost never get awards and a library card.”

That was how Neil Gaiman began An Evening With Neil Gaiman in Tulsa, Tuesday night, March 10th.

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03/09/2015 - 5:24pm

For the past couple of days, I have been feeling kind of down.  You see, I am at the time in my life where the great majority of my friends are getting into serious relationships, and even getting married, while I have been single for a while with no real hope of finding anyone in the near future.  I know what you may be thinking: what does this have to do with writing, or being creative in any sort of way?  I promise though, I do have my reasoning.

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01/26/2015 - 11:28am

“Creativity is like electricity. We don’t understand how it works, we just use it.” – Maya Angelou

I identify with this quote a lot, especially when it comes to writing. Three semesters of writing classes and I still couldn’t tell you how to write. I couldn’t tell you how I write. Writing just seems to happen. The creative process is different for everyone. Everyone writes differently.

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11/06/2014 - 4:36pm

Oh the horrors of writing. Really. Writing scares the living daylights out of me. A funny thing to hear from someone majoring in creative writing, but it’s true. Writing terrifies me. You want to feel brave or courageous? Here’s what you do.

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10/30/2014 - 2:59pm

Being an artist is difficult. First there's finding a medium you're good at, then once you're comfortable in that medium, you should try and branch out and try other mediums.

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10/19/2014 - 2:11pm

Busy, busy, busy!  This is all I ever seem to be; I am constantly running from one thing to the next!  School, work, volunteer work, I hardly have time to eat and sleep.  If you're as busy as me then you understand how difficult it is to find time to write. 

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10/04/2014 - 8:31pm

Sometimes, when I sit down to write, for an assignment or just to write, I’ll sit there for literally hours wondering what I should write about. Or I’ll write a couple of sentences and then stare at them because they made more sense in my head.