Why are my poems always so depressing?

Something I'm sure you've all noticed and that I'm definitely self-conscious about is the nature of my poems.  I rarely write happy poetry, or poetry that is remotely positive.  I feel self-conscious because I worry my poetry may be hurtful to others who struggle with their own negative emotions. Well, poetry is cathartic for me.  … Continue reading Why are my poems always so depressing?

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Authors & Fans, Part II

Earlier this year, I blogged about how two of my friends, on opposite sides of the Author-Fan relationship spectrum, had interesting experiences.  One of my friends was slighted by an author who took her criticism out of context; the other is a creator who's had to deal with an overly attached young fan. In recent … Continue reading Authors & Fans, Part II