3 Music Styles That Inspire My Writing

Music is the sidekick I need to tackle any writing adventure. It’s the Tails to my Sonic; the Buzz Lightyear to my Woody. Without it, I would have never known the true satisfaction that comes with writing the words “The End” at the end of a project. As I continue working on the first draft of Project BAN, I turn to many different music styles to get the vibes just right and attack the blank...

Why I Don’t Believe in Writer’s Block

Writers, if we find ourselves billowing in an inspiration drought, we call it “writer’s block”. Like many, I used to run to writer’s block whenever my fingers just couldn’t put another word on the page. But, as a professional writer, I’ve learned that writer’s block doesn’t have room to exist within my business. How a Deadline Slays Writer's Block We’ve all felt it before; that...

PILOT SEASON #2: Upload’s “Welcome to Upload”

If you know me, you know that I’m a die-hard fan of The Office a.k.a the-best-show-ever-created. After hearing that Prime Video’s newest comedy Upload was created by the one and only Greg Daniels, I just knew the show was going to end up in my queue. But, was the pilot of Upload any good? Keep reading to find out.  This Premise is Everything Honey What gripped me, after the Greg Daniels...

NIA’S WRITING HISTORY: Why I Want to Write a Novel

Before I became a journalist, copywriter, and an overall badass wordsmith, I wrote fiction. Like many other writers born into the internet age, I jumped into the crazy world of writing by writing fanfiction. I’ve written countless stories involving my favorite celebrities and inside the worlds of my favorite television shows. Sadly, most of the sites I used to write on are currently defunct. I...

PILOT SEASON #1: Grown-ish’s “Late Registration”

To set up the plot, introduce characters, and intrigue the audience in one singular episode of television is nearly impossible. But, in my new blog series Pilot Season, we’re going to analyze how popular television series tackle the first episode. Each television show featured will be a show that I’ve never (or barely) watched before. At the end of each post, I’ll let y’all know whether...