My Writing Playground

a personal and inspirational blog, full of my creations and others' creations

Edgar Allan Poe’s Murder Mystery Dinner Party

I am so excited for this production!!

You can check out the Kickstarter for it here.


How Smart Phones Can Improve Your Sex Life (funny video)

Yes, it’s an advertisement. But just watch–it’s clever.

How to Be Alone

This is beautiful

Found thanks to Tumblr

The Holstee Manifesto: An Inspirational Video

An attempt to define success and provide inspiration:

More about the Holstee Manifesto on Brain Pickings.

Stressful Holidays

Holidays can be very stressful. Here is some wonderful TED Talk advice. Happy new year, everyone.

Why we’re bad at flirting

Well, this is comforting.

Getting some inspiration from science, too.

“Shame feels the same for men and women…

“Shame feels the same for men and women, but it’s organized by gender. For women, the best example I can give you is Enjoli, the commercial: ‘I can put the wash on the line, pack the lunches, hand out the kisses and be at work at five to nine. I can bring home the bacon, fry it up in the pan and never let you forget you’re a man.’ For women, shame is do it all, do it perfectly and never let them see you sweat. I don’t know how much perfume that commercial sold, but I guarantee you, it moved a lot of antidepressants and anti-anxiety meds. Shame, for women, is this web of unobtainable, conflicting, competing expectations about who we’re supposed to be. And it’s a straight-jacket. For men, shame is not a bunch of competing, conflicting expectations. Shame is one, do not be perceived as what? Weak.”

РBrené Brown, TED talk Listening to Shame

Musical: Heartbroken Tap Dance by AVbyte



“Your Elusive Creative Genius” by Elizabeth Gilbert

“Existential Bummer” by Jason Silva