The Comfortable Void

“When God hands you a gift, he also hands you a whip; and the whip is intended for self-flagellation solely.” – Truman Capote When I finally finished my novel draft and put it in the hands of my editor and beta readers — after over a year and a half of...

Building Words, Part 2

Welcome to the second part of my journey to creating a language with the help of The Art of Language Invention by David Peterson. If you missed the first part, you can read it. If you missed it and don’t want to read it, just know that that “Saykehee” is the name of...

A No Costs Nothing

Small victories can seem like the world to an independent author, but those feelings quickly fade into more self-doubt and second-guessing. The point of this article isn’t to discuss why we have those feelings, but rather, explore why we need to push ourselves...
The Road of Trials

The Road of Trials

“The agony of breaking through personal limitations is the agony of spiritual growth. Art, literature, myth and cult, philosophy, and ascetic disciplines are instruments to help the individual past his limiting horizons into spheres of ever-expanding realization. As...

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