Student by day, writer by night

With a lot of creative professions, you’ll find that people tend to have a day job that could be completely unrelated to their true passion, and they create on the side. This is completely normal and common. Everyone has to start somewhere and the only way you’ll even get started is if you work on […]

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Treat Yo’ Self: An Artist’s Guide to Self-Care

We’re living in the era of self-care. Some might call it selfish, but taking time for yourself is more important than most people realize. I think of self-care in video game terms. If my character is close to death, I make it a priority to replenish health before continuing a quest. While it’s possible to […]

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Convincing my parents that I could be successful my way

This might be some type of culture shock, but, hey, you’re here to learn! I’m a Vietnamese-American creative opportunist. I say this because, look, my parents are not big fans of entrepreneurship. Just a disclaimer, my dad passed away October 2016, but, to this day, I still refer to his presence as if he’s still […]

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Simple tips to produce your best writing

A problem I have is that I can sometimes find it difficult to concentrate. It happens when I do coursework and it happens even more when I write. I struggle to get into the “zone” and therefore, I don’t always produce my best work. However, over time I’ve discovered some tips that help me write. […]

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The wonder that is the Authortube community

Over the years, YouTube has developed into a massive community where tons of people from all over the globe create content on just about anything, from life hacks such as making a pair of shoes out of glue to applying foundation with a shoe. Ah, the joys of the internet… One particular community I’m familiarising […]

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How reading helps your writing (in a way you wouldn’t expect!)

No matter what sort of writer you are – fiction or non-fiction – you will somehow always stumble upon this piece of advice: in order to become a better writer, you must read a lot. It’s so true! Reading is an excellent way to motivate yourself to write. Personally, when I’m reading a great book […]

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