2 Reasons Why Writing Under a Pen Name is a Good Thing

First things first: Dylan Whittler isn't my real name. For those who have been following this blog for longer than a year, this revelation probably does not shock you. What you do not know, however, is why I chose to write under a pseudonym (translation: pen name). ~ It's not as if I hadn't considered … Continue reading 2 Reasons Why Writing Under a Pen Name is a Good Thing

Find Your Voice: Writing Through Fear

Dear Lovelies, So much is happening! Well, really, one thing in particular but it's taking up a lot of time and energy. I've been silent for past the two weeks because... (wait for it)... I've been writing my book! I am excited but also cautious, mainly because of the book's content (there will be many … Continue reading Find Your Voice: Writing Through Fear

I Hope Someone Steals My Book

Thoughts of a former book thief after reading The Book Thief by Markus Zusak: I want someone to steal my book someday. I know that sounds counterintuitive but I consider it a strange rite of passage. It sounds weird, but if someone should come upon my book in a library or bookstore, and they don’t … Continue reading I Hope Someone Steals My Book

The Patient Game of Writing

The game of writing is a patient one. One that requires stops and turns, breaks and many, many deletions as your characters take over in fiction or as you mull over syntax and wonder if "stop" or "thwart" would be a better descriptive choice to best convey your meaning in creative nonfiction. As far as … Continue reading The Patient Game of Writing

My Atypical Writing Sessions: How Insomnia Shapes My Writing

Dear Lovelies, A quick look through the WordPress Reader reveals that I'm not the only one struggling to drift off to sleep. I've been up for the past three hours now, alternating between scrolling through Facebook on my phone and staring at my window to catch the first peaks of dawn. My body baffles me … Continue reading My Atypical Writing Sessions: How Insomnia Shapes My Writing

Tackling Creative Nonfiction: An Adventure in Self-Discovery

Dear Lovelies, I have recently started a new journey: writing a book. But not just any book, no. This book is excruciatingly personal, which automatically makes it a different kind of painful than my fiction novel I've left on the shelf. This book is unlike anything I ever thought I'd write because it's not dealing … Continue reading Tackling Creative Nonfiction: An Adventure in Self-Discovery

The Beauty of Writing

Dear Lovelies, I have a small, but simple goal this year: to write every day. That doesn't necessarily mean I'll be posting on here every day (let's be honest, you guys would get sick of that real fast!); it means that I'll write at least one sentence a day, whether on a scrap piece of … Continue reading The Beauty of Writing

Leaving a Legacy

Dear Lovelies, This post is two days too late, but better late than never, right? As of two days ago, I've had this blog for one year. I've splattered myself all over this blog and you guys, my lovely readers, have been witness to it, reading and supporting me along the way. Thank you dudes … Continue reading Leaving a Legacy