Be Your Own Powerhouse

jennifer poyntz be your own powerhouse

Just last night I experienced such a pang of nostalgia for a certain time in my life that it felt as though my heart physically ached. Have you ever experienced that? Have you ever experienced the briefest of moments when you lose touch with who you are now and tether yourself to an old version… Continue reading Be Your Own Powerhouse

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The Concept of Adulthood

To me, the concept of something has always been easier to accept than the thing itself. For example, when I six, the concept of going down the water slide was much easier than actually forcing myself off of the ledge with one small push. I understood the theory of the action, but it didn't translate… Continue reading The Concept of Adulthood

Unpublished Whispers #3 – Queen’s IndependenceĀ 

"Queens rise and fall with your breath. A sharp intake, stunned at my intellect, perhaps? A low hiss, affronted by my confidence? Let me ask you this, and only this; What happens when you stop breathing?" - Unpublished Whispers, Queen's IndependenceĀ 

Creative Writing in Tanzania

Hello there, My name is Jennifer O'Connor, and as you likely know, this is my blog. I am so grateful for you, for clicking onto this page. In short, I am a twenty-two year old Irish student and this summer, I am travelling abroad to Tanzania to teaching story-telling and creative writing in the Olive… Continue reading Creative Writing in Tanzania

Unpublished Whispers #2 – Distance Between UsĀ 

(This is the beginning of my new series, Unpublished Whispers, which Ā I'm going to start where I publish the snippets of books I've started and never finished, and likely never will. They will all be short and sweet, for the aim of expressing the main themes I adore writing I hope you enjoy!) The Distance… Continue reading Unpublished Whispers #2 – Distance Between UsĀ 

The Fear of Forgetting

Blog Post May 2017 - Redefining Memory (Apologies for the prolonged absence, I was so busy with college exams! But now, life hereafter begins.) Hello everyone,   I have always been obsessed with memory, though ā€˜obsessedā€™ does not feel like the right word. Truly, my preoccupation with memory is ingrained in how I live. I… Continue reading The Fear of Forgetting

Cutting the BullshitĀ 

I am not sure if everyone in the world feels emotions as I do. Or experiences anything the way I do. How can we be sure that one person's experience of a rainbow or the flickering light of a candle is really the same? I cannot speak for anyone other than myself. Yet as a… Continue reading Cutting the BullshitĀ 

An Unstoppable, Unchangeable New YearĀ 

ā€‹Hello everyone, Jen here, as always - bringing you my most erratic thoughts, which you never asked for. Time to dive right in: Several events sparked my thoughts for this blog post, which may seem rather disjointed when written down. The picture I see in my head when my words are sewn together is never… Continue reading An Unstoppable, Unchangeable New YearĀ 

An Open Letter to My Teenage Self

Hello there, IĀ sat down to write this piece knowing it would be difficult. But as always, I wanted to all the same in the hopes of realizing some personal wisdoms. Thatā€™s the best case scenario. In any case, I can only hope the words will come out as I want them to, and if not,… Continue reading An Open Letter to My Teenage Self

Branding My Skin With Fear – Literary Agents

Hey guys, I hope you're all well. As always, Jen here. In February, I started this blog to write solely about the writing journey as an aspiring author. I was planning on being consistent, succinct and honest. Instead, I evolved this blog to become something entirely different. Whether that choice was conscious or unconscious I… Continue reading Branding My Skin With Fear – Literary Agents