Are You a Writer?

You could write every day. You could write every other day. You could write once a week. You could write once a month. You could go years without writing. You could have no set schedule for writing. You could stretch out your writing schedule, see how far it bends before breaking. You could pause whileContinue reading “Are You a Writer?”

50 Ways to Avoid Writing

People always ask me, “Sage, how is it that you have so skillfully refined the art of avoiding writing?” I tell them there is no one simple answer, no quick fix. There’s a lot of little answers, a whole variety of distractions that make up the whole. You have to practice, do a little everyContinue reading “50 Ways to Avoid Writing”

Email Template

I select a piece and pick it apart and put it together and click submit and there it is,at the mercy of the world. It’s not really what we’re looking for,but we’re glad you submitted and hope you do so again!It’s not really what we’re looking for, but it’s good that you found it.You’re notContinue reading “Email Template”

Criticism and Trauma, Responsibility and Worth

How do I express myself openly and honestly while also remaining responsible and aware of how my words can affect other people? How do I strike that balance between realness and consideration for others? How do I remain considerate while simultaneously not overly censoring myself?

Hello, Imposter Syndrome, Old Buddy, Old Pal

Content note: this piece contains casual mentions of apocalypse, death, and a lack of overall meaning. I did a reading the other night. I was sandwiched between authors who spun stories and poetry full of metaphor, who spoke words layered with meaning, who filled the room with depth and imagery. I got up and readContinue reading “Hello, Imposter Syndrome, Old Buddy, Old Pal”