“What lies behind us, and what lies before us are but tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson

Hi there! I'm Abigail Lennah. I thrive in the northwest, snowy-capped of the fifty states. Often, the first impression people have of me is a quiet individual, sitting with a notebook and camera accompanied by the side at rehearsal, only realizing later the introspective chatter and absorption underneath the surface. I'm usually donning a stripped t-shirt (it's almost always blue and white), some bright colored jeans, and a pair of wedges, since I'm somewhat short. I can be shy, but the trick is to talk to me often and I'll open right up. When I know someone well, a spew of thoughts and ideas burst onto the surface and often these are put into action.

First and foremost, I'm a writer! A weaver of flitting words, a spiller of splattered ink smeared across the edges of a crinkled notebook, a storyteller-- writing is my way of communicating with others when spoke word fail to do so. It is also my way of seeing things from other perspectives. I believe in writing to highlight the clash between good and evil to form the coherent tragedy and beauty present in this entangling mess called life, for these gray areas are often what intrigues me to stay up late and from these, the stories I feel are the most important as they are often unnoticed in a narrative. While I am still working on my craft and striving to get better, several of my works received accolades at the town, state, and national level. I don't know if my words have the power to change the world, but I hope my words will cause readers to think and gain perspective of what surrounds us.

Secondly, I'm a traveler. I crave adventure, whether it's as far as flying to the other side of the world, visiting an Italian restaurant several blocks away, or just reading novels with characters whose lives starkly contrast mine! Sights, sounds, tastes, smells, and feelings all combined with emotions and memories are wonderful. I don't want to sit at home, always looking through a window-- I want to live life on the other side. I want to meet new individuals and experience new cultures! I want to take photos and learn new dances and feel the unbearable heat or cold inching off my back, because in traveling, we see the world at angles we never could have thought of seeing before, and I believe perspective is so important, especially in a world where strong-filled actions and a lack of understanding can lead to ostracization. I don't want people to feel ostracized-- I want to build connections. Whether I'm writing, creating, or coding something, I always think about it from the scope of everyone.

On the blog, you can expect some writing tips on how to improve your craft no matter what your end goal is, whether it's novel publication from the traditional or self-publishing sense, recognition from lit presses, or just writing for the sheer fun of it. I also post about travels throughout the country and different parts of the world at different time periods to give peepholes to places they've never thought of visiting before and the craziness associated with each memory. I hope, through my words, tips, and travels, you see my perspective of the world past the windowsill and feel compelled to go out there. Some of my favorite post I've ever written are cited below! Just click on an image and it will take you to the direct post.

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