Adventures of Shy Girl · Literary · Social Commentary

On Being Well Read | Adventures Of Shy Girl

Hello fellow adventurers, What does being well read mean? Growing up, teachers lead to me to believe that in order to be considered “well-read” I needed to fit certain criteria, I needed to: read the classics: Ernest Hemingway, Charlotte Bronte, Washington Irving, Raymond Carver, Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, George Orwell, H.G. Wells and more. be… Continue reading On Being Well Read | Adventures Of Shy Girl

Literary · Personal

Just Write! | My Literacy Narrative

Hello fellow adventurers! I’m taking a mandatory composition course and our first big assignment was to write a Literacy Narrative: basically a paper describing what our personal thoughts on literacy are and our experiences with reading, writing, and communication. For many obvious reasons, I loved this assignment. So I wrote, and I rewrote and finally… Continue reading Just Write! | My Literacy Narrative

Literary · Release the Restraints Wednesday

I Can Still Taste The Smoke | Release The Restraints Wednesday

Hello fellow adventurers! Wow! It’s been a really long time since I’ve posted a “Release the Restraints Wednesday”. Finally though, I’ve written a few poems that I feel are share-worthy and today I’m sharing a poem titled: I Can Still Taste The Smoke. I don’t smoke and I also really don’t like the smell/taste of… Continue reading I Can Still Taste The Smoke | Release The Restraints Wednesday

Literary · Release the Restraints Wednesday

Tetractys | Release the Restraints Wednesday

Hello, fellow adventurers! Like the cinquains from last week, tetractys are also five lines long, with differing syllable counts; 1, 2, 3, 4, 10. Tetractys were created by Ray Stebbing as an attempt to answer Japan’s Haiku. For this weeks poem, I created a double tetractys about my father. He is strong. He supports us… Continue reading Tetractys | Release the Restraints Wednesday

Literary · Release the Restraints Wednesday

Exploring Different Poetry Styles | Release the Restraints Wednesday

Hello, I’m back to writing poetry and it feels great! I love that when I write, it has meaning to me and it can be interpreted by others in so many ways. What I felt when I wrote it can and probably will be much different from what you feel and think when you read… Continue reading Exploring Different Poetry Styles | Release the Restraints Wednesday

Literary · Shy Girl Reviews

Side Effects May Vary | Shy Girl Reviews

Hello, Published in March of 2014, Side Effects May Vary is the debut novel of Julie Murphy. I stumbled on this book while browsing my tumblr dashboard and looked it up on Goodreads.com. If you’re not on this site, you should be! It’s wonderful. I’m not very skilled at the art of writing book reviews… Continue reading Side Effects May Vary | Shy Girl Reviews

Literary · Release the Restraints Wednesday

One | Release the Restraints Wednesday

Hello, I’ve always wanted to write a series of poems that are all connected somehow. With help from my best friend A.C. I’ve decided that I want to write a series of poems based on the numbers 1-10. I realized that lately I’ve been embarking on very difficult journeys all by myself, it’s something that… Continue reading One | Release the Restraints Wednesday

Literary · Personal · Release the Restraints Wednesday

Untitled One | Release the Restraints Wednesday

Hello, The poem I have for you today isn’t new; I wrote it last fall as an assignment for my Intro to Creative Writing class. I wanted to post this one though because it was the first time I’ve ever truly played around with couplets. A couplet is a set of two lines that rhyme.… Continue reading Untitled One | Release the Restraints Wednesday