15 Things Every Writer Will Understand

15 Things Every Writer Will Understand

Where bookworms and caffeine addicts collide.

Whether it be a novel, article, or paper for school, most everyone can agree that writing is a struggle. For some, it comes naturally; for others, not so much -- but it's tedious work regardless. Late nights of endless coffee and pencil-tapping overtake a writer's lifestyle, though we wouldn't have it any other way. Nonetheless, there are 15 struggles (to name a few) that most writers are all too familiar with:

1. Our work always starts out ugly.

But with time... a lot of time... it might be acceptable.

2. We're always our own worst critic.

3. It's why we don't really like sharing.

4. And when we actually think we're finished, we obsessively search for what we missed.

5. So, we never fear the red ink.

If an editor is good at their job, they will always have constructive feedback.

6. We consistently say things verbally, then think, “wow, I could have phrased that a lot better.”

If only you could edit and revise conversations.

7. We know we may not be very successful.

But it’s okay, because we don’t write just for money.

8. A lot of our time spent secluded in our rooms is spent thinking and brainstorming rather than actually writing.

9. And most of what we do write gets erased shortly after.

10. Writing something down makes it more real, in a way.

This can be a good thing... and a bad thing. Sometimes, it's easier to leave thoughts spiraling around in your head. But these thoughts can also inspire beautiful words.

11. Hence, with great power, comes great responsibility.

12. Some words will always be pleasing to use.

The phrase “aesthetically pleasing” is in itself aesthetically pleasing.

13. Not everybody will understand why you enjoy writing so much.

14. But it's okay, because we don't really understand why people like math so much.

15. A story will never exist until we write it down.

If you don't write your story, then who will?

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5 Perks Of Having A Long-Distance Best Friend

The best kind of long-distance relationship.

Sometimes, people get annoyed when girls refer to multiple people as their "best friend," but they don't understand. We have different types of best friends. There's the going out together best friend, the see each other everyday best friend and the constant, low maintenance best friend.

While I'm lucky enough to have two out of the three at the same school as me, my "low maintenance" best friend goes to college six hours from Baton Rouge.

This type of friend is special because no matter how long you go without talking or seeing each other, you're always insanely close. Even though I miss her daily, having a long-distance best friend has its perks. Here are just a few of them...

1. Getting to see each other is a special event.

Sometimes when you see someone all the time, you take that person and their friendship for granted. When you don't get to see one of your favorite people very often, the times when you're together are truly appreciated.

2. You always have someone to give unbiased advice.

This person knows you best, but they probably don't know the people you're telling them about, so they can give you better advice than anyone else.

3. You always have someone to text and FaceTime.

While there may be hundreds of miles between you, they're also just a phone call away. You know they'll always be there for you even when they can't physically be there.

4. You can plan fun trips to visit each other.

When you can visit each other, you get to meet the people you've heard so much about and experience all the places they love. You get to have your own college experience and, sometimes, theirs, too.

5. You know they will always be a part of your life.

If you can survive going to school in different states, you've both proven that your friendship will last forever. You both care enough to make time for the other in the midst of exams, social events, and homework.

The long-distance best friend is a forever friend. While I wish I could see mine more, I wouldn't trade her for anything.

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8 Old Katelyn Tarver Songs You Probably Haven't Heard

None of her new songs will ever go as hard as "Chasing Echoes" and that's a fact.


Years ago, I found (through iTunes recommendations) a pretty cool female artist. Later found out she was on "Big Time Rush", and then I found out she had some new songs out. I decided to give her new songs a listen, and they're good. However, I prefer some of her older stuff, which sadly isn't on Spotify. Fortunately, YouTube exists, and I'm here to share the best ones.

1. "Wonderful Crazy"

This is just a fun, upbeat song for when you're having a good day. Would recommend playing in your car with the windows rolled down.

2. "Rain"

I have a very specific memory of a time when this song blessed my life, but for all intents and purposes, it is a beautiful and happy song.

3. "I'll Make It Real"

This is a beautiful song with a wonderful message about staying true to yourself. I used to listen to it on the way to school every day my senior year of high school.

4. "Something In Me"

Featured in the greatest show of all time, "South of Nowhere" season 1 episode 6. A very relatable breakup mood.

5. "Love Alone"

This is definitely the second-hardest-hitting song she's ever released. The fact that this is not on Spotify or even iTunes anymore is just not fair.

6. "Favorite Girl"

This one's cute and upbeat, a definite crush mood. Not on the same level as "Love Alone", but it's still underrated.

7. "Closer to My Heart"

Another cute love song. I'll tie it with "Everything" for cutest love song on her first album. Highly recommend both.

8. "Chasing Echoes"

Facts are facts and the facts are that Katelyn Tarver's new stuff could never go as hard as "Chasing Echoes". I can't even begin to explain how deeply these lyrics cut through me when I was fifteen. Even now, this song can take me all the way back. She is robbing us by not making this available on streaming services (or even to purchase). Katelyn, bring this song back, I am begging you.

Anyway, I'm still enjoying the new stuff and am excited to see what's next.

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