• Vlogs,  writing

    Update on “The Grass,” and Vlogging

    I turned in my final draft of “The Grass” last night. It is quite different from the original piece, I had to change my ending. Our assignment guidelines were to create just one unbelievable thing in the story and make it believable, in my draft I had at least three unbelievable concepts and I had to eliminate them, which made me sad. I liked my original piece better, although the second story of “The Grass,” is interesting as well, it did not flow as well as the first. I believe this is due to what my professor told me about my draft being written in poetic prose, and she wanted…

  • Just For Fun,  Vlogs

    Poetic Prose, Knitting Surprises in the Mail, and other Monday Events

    Today I had my creative writing class and it was workshop day, meaning we were getting into our peer review groups where we were getting feedback on our stories. The story I turned in was “The Grass.” I posted the rough draft on here earlier for you to read. I got some amazing feedback and I am looking forward to fixing my story and finalizing it. I decided the final version, which I am not going to share on my blog (Sorry guys!) is something I am going to submit for publication as I think it is my best piece so far. Today, however, was full of surprises, which I…

  • Coddiwomple,  Vlogs

    Coddiwomple, Small Town USA, A Drive through Howard City, Michigan

    Small towns are much neglected out there for the more well known locations, I’ve decided in my Coddiwomple trips that I am going to focus on exploring small towns and finding out what good things they have to offer. All small towns have something to offer, even if it is the architecture of an old abandoned building. Today’s Coddiwomple took me on a drive through the small town of Howard City, Michigan. A few of the residents were able to give me feedback on what makes the village, because Howard City is actually a village, special to them. I invested in a Gopro camera today, and I took the drive…

  • Vlogs

    Introductory Vlog

    Because it had to happen… I had to make an introductory vlog to get going on this vlogging thing. I spent the last three hours filming and editing everything I wanted to put into this introductory video. It was not easy to say the least. I am not 100% happy with it, but at least it is done for now, and if I want to edit it later – hey, that is the beauty of having my own vlog right? You can check it out below! It’s only about a minute long. Thanks for watching! ~mel