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  • Writer's pictureH. M. L. Swann

#1 PATHS to writing

Updated: Nov 29, 2020

Everyone has a story to tell.

Everyone has a different experience.

Even if they don't know it.

The beauty about writing is that it can be enormously therapeutic. To write feely unleashes our feelings, our secrets, or our desires.

Writing can be raw, fresh, and flawed; it can also be drafted, edited, and refined.

It takes many forms: diaries, journals, blogs, poetry, screenplays, books ~ you name it!

So what makes people want to pursue writing professionally?

Why do people decide to publish their work? What makes people take the hobby of writing and make it into something more?

That is what I will explore this month: the path to writing.

"Not all those who wander are lost" - J. R. R. Tolkien

The path to writing as a profession can take many forms. This November, I have the pleasure to share four different writer's stories towards writing! From a self-published novelist, to creative writing, to freelance writing, all the way to taking it to the screen through film making. Stay tuned to read more about these awesome writers!

Miriam R. Davis

is a self-published author of her debut work The Demons of Isabelle Grace. She is currently working on a sequel to this debut.

Lance T. Karasti

is a film maker in Duluth, Minnesota. He has written and produced three films: Cult, Artificial, and Hyper Dark. He is actively working on a new film.

Hello Eddi

is a freelance writer who does everything from interviewing K-Pop stars to novel editing. His career is wildly diverse and gives hope to freelance writers everywhere that this career is possible.


is a studying creative writing at the postgraduate level at the University of Manchester. Sharing a passion for literature and humanities, Alienor works part-time doing charity work while balancing her writing career.

Full interview out now: November 29, 2020

November is going to be an exciting month here at The Nest. I hope you are as thrilled as I am to read about these different writers!

Have a story to share about your own path to writing? Have a question for one of our spotlight writers? Let me know on twitter or Instagram @hmlswann or reach out here.




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