“It wasn’t until I was sixteen that I even knew marijuana and pot were the same thing.” — Mindy Kaling

Beloved comedy-writer Mindy Kaling, if you are unfamiliar, has quite a few accomplishments up her sleeve. She is most known for her work on the sitcom The Office, where she served as a writer, actress, executive producer, and director, but that is not her only feat.

She also created:

  • Fox’s…

A single paint stroke couldn’t stand alone, and neither can a single word

The process of writing is a delicate one that needs to be treated with care, patience, and creativity, just like the art of painting. A painter may spend hours carefully mixing certain paint hues together to create the perfect color. A writer is no different with their sentences. Painters and…

Lost the motivation to write? Don’t fret, we’ve all been there.

I don’t know about you, but I have a really hard time writing daily. As much as I love to write, it’s hard for me to find the time, and quite frankly, the motivation. When I stop writing consistently, I almost have to reteach myself how to construct sentences so…

A writer’s best work comes from when they’re struggling

Today has been a rough day for me. I’ve been procrastinating all day long and I’m not feeling too great emotionally or mentally. I’ve been discouraging myself from writing, convincing myself that I don’t have anything meaningful to say. But here I am, writing despite all of these negative feelings…

You’re tired of writing about it and your reader is sick of reading about it

Yes, COVID-19 has impacted our lives a great deal, but I think we’re all well aware of that by now. You don’t need to keep writing about how difficult it is working from home or how different life is now compared to pre-pandemic times. …

annalisa renee

writer, lover of music. they/them

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