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Writing Might Save Your Life

Writing Might Save Your Life

Why do we watch movies, listen to audiobooks, and write poetry, songs, and stories?! What makes storytelling compelling to all of us regardless of our knowledge, social classes, and our wide variety of interests? In Jen Sincero’s book, You Are A Badass (2013), she shares personal anecdotes reflecting on her journey to finding her “true self” or...
Creating a Story Without Words: Parallels in Story and Music-making

Creating a Story Without Words: Parallels in Story and Music-making

Music and writing have a lot in common. You may have even heard stories themselves be described in terms of music- like beats of action, the rhythm of words, and the melody, or a voice, of an author. Throughout the years, these two disciplines have helped each other to both become powerful outlets of creativity...
Lyricism as Literature

Lyricism as Literature

A couple months ago Bob Dylan accepted a Nobel Prize for literature. This might strike some as odd, because of the stigma of grouping lyricism with literature. People may argue, if one lyricist’s work is considered literature, where do we draw the line? Can the work of Miley Cyrus or Drake be looped in with...
The Sad Songs of J. Alfred Prufrock: A Playlist for Times of Rain and Stress

The Sad Songs of J. Alfred Prufrock: A Playlist for Times of Rain and Stress

A curated playlist of sad songs for the probably-sexually-frustrated-nihilist in all of us. Bonus Track: Sad Eyes – Mini Dresses Image “1959 Cooley’s Gardens” via Flickr.