Love is...giving back - 8 Ways to Show you care - wwww.liveoverthemoon.com

Love is…Giving Back: 8 Ways to show you care

(Background image by Free Images Live ) Love is…Giving Back   With Valentine’s Day coming up, at Live Over the Moon, we decided to welcome it by becoming a love central throughout this month with topics related to friendship, romance, and love. Veering off a little from writing and poetry (but only a little), it’s about starting off with an intention for this month to care by giving back, something to practice regularly if possible. As you probably know, before and on Valentine’s Day, cupid gets busy and starts shooting arrows into people’s hearts, bewitching them into falling madly in…

New goals for 2016 and my solidarity sister - www.liveoverthemoon.com

New Blog Goals for 2016

And my Solidarity Sister! In my journey through life and the pursuit of a writing career, I have found jewels of wisdom and knowledge, challenges, and difficulties I’m extremely grateful for, since all of it helped me learn more about what it takes to accomplish dreams and about myself in this path. I’ve learned about and from people whom I admire because they go after what they want relentlessly, despite failures and celebrating accomplishments instead. I had to step back for some time to reorganize and started a reevaluation all aspects of what I’ve been trying to achieve, considering what’s…

Overcoming Writing Anxiety - Four Easy Steps - www.liveoverthemoon.com

Writing Anxiety and How to Overcome it

As I write this, I sit at the far end of an almost empty library, still early, still quiet. The feel of the empty room with few distractions is comforting. Brightly lit, large windows allowing natural light to settle on the empty desks and chairs. I sit, pull out my binder, and start to write. A few minutes pass and I go through my notes, my research, everything I’ve written. I rewrite some of the pages to organize and structure this post. It’s been nearly two hours and a few people have gathered at desks, setting up their laptops to…

12 Days of Christmas Poetry - www.liveoverthemoon.com

12 days of Christmas Poetry

And a giveaway…  Going into the holiday season, I wondered what would make a good post to celebrate the holiday spirit, and a #12daysOfPoetry and good cheer felt right. Firstly, I would like to preface the post with the following note. When I started this blog, I had several ideas in mind for its content: 1) The phrase Live Over The Moon inspired me to think of my life as a joyful and fulfilling venture, to pursue my dreams more fervently and have a meaningful blog through which I could achieve a part of that. I’m also a self-proclaimed #moonaholic…

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The 3 Things I Learned about Writing Through Reading

  But first, A Reader’s Fairytale One upon a time, a young maiden picked up a book and became so enthralled with the story, she didn’t stop reading until the sun set the following day. She was fascinated by characters with mystical powers and far more strength than humanly possible, by worlds built with grit and passion where anything and everything is possible, by lines written with the eloquence of winged deities, by the impossible places where good and bad coexist, and by time standing still on the head of a pin; a universe of people and worlds coming to…

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How I found Writing Inspiration Using Images

An answer to my muse’s call As an aspiring author of fiction, I’ve been exercising my writing muscle as much as possible, with short stories, which turned into longer pieces (and hopefully a couple of books!), penned a few poems, and wrote a couple of short stories, Fragmented being the first one I publish here. I guess you could say my muse has been gracious to provide me with some overdue inspiration, after a long period of writer’s block.Yet, inspiration can run dry at times, and no matter how long we sit at the keyboard or hold a pen ready…

Can you tell if you're suffering from depression? What to look for and some tips to get better - www.liveoverthemoon.com

Fragmented: A short story and Depression

Can you tell if you are suffering from depression? What to look for and some tips to get better Deep sadness or depression (what I call ‘the darkness’) can creep up on you at any time, rendering any parts of your life difficult to deal with or even emotionally crippling. Why? Because it breaks you into a mirror image of yourself, pulling you into a the darkest corners. I wrote Fragmented after reading my journal entries during an extremely painful and difficult time in my life – probably the most difficult I’ve experienced. Feeling hopeless and lost, I started searching…