• Creativity,  Photography,  Poetry,  Writings


    I wrote this poem for a project about bodies and vulnerability. You can learn more about this project in the post “The Self in Study.” View this post on Instagram A post shared by Etched in Bark (@etchedbark) on Jan 13, 2019 at 11:55am PST The main inspiration was genetic inheritance. My dad was in the middle of his treatment for leukemia at the time and I was reflecting on the amount of cancer that occurs in my family. I’m sharing this poem with you as I return to my family home for the first time since my dad passed away a year ago.

  • Creativity,  Photography,  Poetry,  Writings


    I started an Instagram account to explore the connection between word and image that I began on Sitting in the Stacks. I’ve always been interested in possibly publishing a book of poetry that is paired or placed on top of my photography. Etched in Bark is where I’m testing out this dream.

  • Books,  Mediated Musings,  News,  Writings

    Want to write for Sitting in the Stacks?

    Have you dragged your friends and family into another bookstore promising them it was the last one? Do you consider your books to be your most prized possession? Are you a fan of book humor that no one else seems to get? If you answered yes to any of those questions, then you are clearly passionate about all things books and should consider writing for Sitting in the Stacks. Sitting in the Stacks is now accepting submissions for three categories:

  • #AmWriting,  Writings

    On Editing

    Any good writer knows that editing is a crucial part of the writing process. It turns a random stream of consciousness, which is actually a page-long sentence, into coherent prose. We all make typos and grammatical errors while writing. Editing polishes everything until the words flow like a sweet harmony off the page. Yet, no two writers edit the same. There are various editing styles, ranging from when one edits to how.

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    Writing on a plane

    Crying babies. Muffled conversations. Shuffling papers. Coughing, sneezing, and all other disturbances that only hundreds of people squished into a small, enclosed space can make. That is an airplane soundtrack.

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    5 Un-Writing Motivation Tips

    As I bemoaned on Sunday, I’m in the midst of writing terms papers. Sometimes the words just flow and other times you have to shake them out. But what is there to do when you really need writing motivation? How do you get the words out of the head, through the fingers, and onto the page? Here are five oh-so sure fire ways to get…