Write Now: Prompts for Narrator Brilliance: A Guided Journal

Unlock the power of the narrator and elevate your storytelling with Write Now: Prompts for Narrator Brilliance. This guided journal is designed to help aspiring writers explore and develop the often overlooked art of narration, taking your creative writing to new heights.

With a unique focus on the narrator's role and function, this journal within the Write Now guided journal series offers a comprehensive collection of creative writing prompts that delve into the nuances and possibilities of narration.

Write Now 2: Advanced Prompts for Inspired Writing: A Guided Journal

Take your writing to the next level with Write Now 2: Advanced Prompts for Inspired Writing. This second installment of the Write Now guided journal series is designed for intermediate writers (and beginners up for a challenge!) who want to enhance their creativity, level-up their skills, and explore new narrative techniques.

Inside Write Now 2: Advanced Prompts for Inspired Writing, you'll discover a collection of challenging and thought-provoking creative writing prompts.

Write Now: Prompts for Inspired Writing: A Guided Journal

Unleash your inner writer and embark on a creative journey with "Write Now: Prompts for Inspired Writing." This guided journal is designed to ignite your imagination, spark your creativity, and help you overcome writer's block and develop a consistent writing practice.

With a wide range of prompts across various genres, this journal offers the perfect platform to explore different writing styles, experiment with new ideas, and build momentum in your creative writing journey.

5 CBT Techniques to Change Your Thinking Habit

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a type of psychotherapy that is used to treat different mental health conditions. It’s based on the idea that thoughts, feelings, and behaviours are all connected. CBT helps people identify negative and unhelpful thoughts and behaviors and how they can change these into ones that are more helpful and sustainable. CBT has been shown to help with a wide range of mental health problems including anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and post

Calligraphy of Regret

Moisture, heat, and late summer dig into the sight, backed by memories and the mourning games of our time. A song of the reeds hisses with the wind. Already overthought and torn apart before it has found its way into the ears. Hear the song that fills the sphere.

Again, the moisture settles on the window shutters, which are thrown into an anxious dance by autumnal winds drawing close. “Behind the thin paper, a hand can be seen,” I think. Taken by the spectacle, I give in to a frown.

I bring my

How Comparative Literature May Compromise Literatures

To all Comp Lit students and others

In the field of comparative literature, the study of multiple literatures, sometimes even from different time periods, within a single framework is often endorsed and lauded for its ability to open up new perspectives and challenge assumptions about literature. However, there is a flip side to this approach: by its very nature, comparative literature may marginalize certain literatures in favor of others. In this post, we’ll explore how comparative literature

Narratology 101 for New Writers

With Narratology 101, I intend to create a short series on the basics of narratology and how new (or not-so-new) writers can use it to enrich their theoretical and practical toolbox. In this blog post, I present to you the first bite-size theoretical breakdown and tip of the series.

If you’re a new writer, then you’re entering the several-thousand-year-old business of telling stories. Welcome. It’s what we do. We take the raw material of our lives, experiences, and imaginations, and fashion it

The Post-PhD Blues

While not an official diagnosis, post-PhD (or post-dissertation) depression is a very real phenomenon and many posts on the Internet have been written about it. A quick search on Google would attest this fact. I think that it’s important that soon-to-be graduates and PhDs prepare themselves for the possibility of getting the blues after reaching the finish line, which never really is a finish line (for most of us humanities academics anyway).

The post-PhD blues wasn’t talked about a lot, if at

A Naïve Boy and a Cultured Cat

The Novel and its Author

The fabulistic novel A Conversation between a Naïve Boy and a Cultured Cat (Ar. Ḥiwār bayna ṭifl sādhij wa-qiṭṭ muthaqqaf) (1988) tells the story of a ten-year-old boy and his remarkable relationship with a stray cat. One day, the boy finds a cat in a grocery store and decides to take it home with him. The cat, however, soon proves to be a very unusual tomcat — that is, a very educated and mannerly cat. The story takes the form of a dialogue between the boy and the cat,

Moons & Nights

These three poems were originally written by me in Swedish and have been published in №43 of the digital edition of Populär Poesi (Popular Poetry). Naturally, some things get lost in translation, but since I write creatively in mostly Swedish, I thought that a translation might be worth a shot. Also, I thought that they might fit the darker tones of the season, hence I took advantage of the occasion.

Wasn’t there a white-eye held up for me

to enjoy and remember?

Just so, because it has separa

A Bromance Gone Wrong

When I first presented, in English translation, some examples of private letters written by male writers from 12th- and 13th-century Maghreb (Morocco) and Andalusia (also known as “Muslim Spain”), some modern readers were quite surprised by their emotionality. When I first got in contact with these letters right before embarking on my PhD-studies, I — as a modern reader located in the West—was also touched by the heightened emotions that these pre-modern letter writers managed to create in their

Creativity as Chaos

Many of us know the feeling of having disparate, abstract ideas swirling around in our heads, wishing for them to manifest on paper, or a canvas, or whatever medium we prefer. But not knowing where to start, or where your mind is taking you with all of this. It can be frustrating, trying to make sense of it all and find some order in the chaos. I know that from experience. But the thing is, there might be a method to the madness. A kind of purpose to the chaos.

It may feel antithetical, and per

You Should Dip Your Toes into Obscure Literature

You Should Dip Your Toes into Obscure Literature

It is a truth more or less universally acknowledged that books are meant to be read. However, today and across history, it seems equally true that only some books gain popularity and become widely read, while others don’t. This can be for a variety of reasons, ranging from marketing to snobbery. As a result, many interesting works of literature remain largely unknown and unstudied. In this blog post, I’ll be briefly discussing why you, as a stude