In Haiku – Describing Gender with Language

A collection of poems hypocritically conveying sentiments about language and how we fail to express gender with words, written by a non-Japanese person with only a vague understanding of proper English emulations of haiku or senryū. describing nothingprescriptivist and follied—you will drown trying+words shall come rain downthe puddles will not be stillstep in them or … Continue reading In Haiku – Describing Gender with Language

Learning to Flow: Word Counts and Short Story Writing Goals

I’ve dedicated this month of November to finishing the first draft of my short story compilation during the annual novel writing contest NaNoWriMo. On November 24 I surpassed the 50k word count that signifies a winner and continued on as my compilation wasn’t complete. Yesterday, just a day or so shy of December 1st, I … Continue reading Learning to Flow: Word Counts and Short Story Writing Goals

Spoke With My Voice But the Words Wouldn’t Come Out Right

Having dropped out of film school almost four years ago, I recently picked up my camera and started filming. It wasn’t difficult to record my life around me and my actions, but expressing my thoughts in any way other than text became an uphill struggle and I wasn’t making any progress. I wanted to feel … Continue reading Spoke With My Voice But the Words Wouldn’t Come Out Right