When I first opened a Medium account not too long ago, I meant to write on here as an everything day thing. Obviously, with what I wanted, and what life wanted out of me, things didn’t pan out the way I wanted them to.

I do have a good many things I’ve been writing that I’ll be sharing on here with all of you when time allows. I’m excited, and also nervous, because I don’t necessarily share what I write openly. Unless you count the little I’ve posted on Wattpad, then that’s a little different.

Anywho, I wanted to take…


As authors/writers, do you take part in writing sprints. Until a few years ago, I hadn’t. Mind you, back then, I didn’t know what writing sprints were. We learn as we go, though, right?

A fellow author sat down with me one day and explained the process to me. She said writing sprints were a means of boosting productivity. The more you did it, the more your word count starts to rise. It puts the person in a certain frame of mind, allowing them to accrue words for the stories they’re writing. …


I’ve been writing since I was six-years-old. I kid you not. Back then, I don’t think I understood what it was like to truly tell a story. All I wanted was to let the words out. To paint those pictures hidden deep within my soul.

At the back part of my mind, I’d been embarrassed about the fact that I wanted to be a writer. Since I hadn’t understood what lay within me at such an early age, I kept quite about it. I used to write my little stories and hide them. Somehow, my mom would always find them…


I’ve always heard this phrase, but I never paid attention to it much. I’d always assumed it was nothing more than a phrase. Something people said whenever they wanted to encourage someone to write. Skewed reasoning, I know.

Imagine my surprise when I found out the words pertained to writing software. My curiosity was piqued, so I swung by the website for the software itself. (It looks like there’s a much better website for it as well, found here: https://v2.writeordie.com.)

At first glance, I was overwhelmed by what I saw. The initial screen I saw felt clunky. Like there was…

A. B. Panell

I write. I read. I imagine. www.simplistik.org/abpanell

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