BLOGGER RECOGNITION AWARD!!!!

I can’t believe this, but it’s almost been 2 months since I’ve started and I’ve already been able to connect with some really intelligent, creative, and brilliant bloggers/writers on WordPress. And now I’m accepting a Blogger Recognition Award! I know the future is bright, and I know there are greater things ahead. I’m just so excited and happy for what’s to come! With that in mind, I really want to thank That girl with a red scarf for nominating me! Please check out her AMAZING blog and give her some love! 🙂


Rules-

  1. Write a post to show your award.
  2. Thank the one who nominated you.
  3. Journey as a blogger.
  4. Give advice to other bloggers.
  5. Nominate the deserving ones.

3. Journey as a Blogger

As I’ve said earlier, it’s been almost 2 months since I’ve started this blog. I’ll be honest, it’s been a little tough. The beginning was really great where I got a lot of recognition from my peers (a lot of views!). However, my stats slowly declined and I was faced with an obstacle: What to do next and How to get better? I decided to venture through the WordPress community and search for blogs that I felt were relatable and similar to mine. I also wanted to find more local writers as they would be easier to connect to. I think I’m getting my way there, slowly increasing my membership (but it’s still not enough to really get my ideas out there). It’s a treacherous climb, but I know I can make it there. I’m going to write my way to the top.

4. Give Advice to Other Bloggers

I’m not really in a place to give advice since I just started this blog, but I really want to reiterate the idea that it is possible;  the concept of getting your ideas heard and changing something about the world is possible. It is a tough journey, but it’s a worthwhile one. Write because you want to and not because of the fame or the popularity.

5. Nominate the Deserving ones

The only person I think really deserves this is one of my friends and somehow who introduced me to this whole community. Please show Melissa (I call her Mel) some love!!!! Her blog is just fantastic and so innovative. It’s writing that’s really honest and thoughtful. Prada Hag


It’s a scary world, but it’s less scary when you face the fear and just write.

– TheTypewriterBleeds

Stanza Sundays #2

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Hello & Happy Father’s Day! This week I wrote a poem following up the piece I wrote about the Orlando Shooting. I will link the article on the bottom for those who haven’t seen it yet! But in all seriousness, I wrote this with a heavy heart and I don’t think there’s any other way to talk about this than with a poem. – TheTypewriterBleeds 


To the 49 Beautiful Stomachs of Orlando

Put the gun on my stomach.

I want to feel the warmth

Of the power to kill

Radiate into me.

What power can rot

50 stomachs?

49 Beautiful Stomachs,

pierced by a weapon meant for war —

Have you seen the blood flowing like summer wine,

on a night that used to be theirs?

For 1,

the poison spread from

the root of his gut,

to his most fragile organ,

like a burnt Christmas tree.

How does it feel

when you hold

the power to watch

a man, a woman,

a friend, a sibling,

a child

fall with their eyes wide opened

in a place they thought was home?

 

I want to feel

where dangerous words never go.

My hunger for change is a mixture of

cheap alcohol and toasted peanuts

Splattered across washrooms, Dance-floors;

Dripped between the cracks of a free country,

as free as humans can ever be.

 

So put the gun on my stomach–

I want to feel enough so I’ll never forget.

49 Beautiful Stomaches,

Gone.


http://thoughtcatalog.com/charlotte-nip/2016/06/its-time-to-wake-up-america-something-needs-to-be-done-about-gun-control/

 

AN IMPORTANT PIECE ON GUN CONTROL!

Hi everyone, I wrote a piece on gun control and Thought Catalog was so great to publish it! Take a look at it if you can!!! I think regardless of our nationality, we should make real and constructive change for the world! It all starts with people turning words to actions. For those who have read it, thank you so much for taking the time to do that! Your support means so much to me. ❤ Here it is:

It’s Time To Wake Up America, Something Needs To Be Done About Gun Control

-TheTypewriterBleeds

 

 

 

Sunday Stanzas #1

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Another quick update: Sorry I’ve been so AWOL from WordPress! I’ve wanted to write my first official piece, but I just haven’t had the time to come up with something worthy. Instead, I’ve decided to create a poetry section because I love poetry so much. I figured there isn’t anything nicer than poetry on Sundays right? Hope you’re having a great weekend wherever you are.

This is one of my favourite poems. It might be about infatuation.


The Kidnapping

Missing:

the wavy brown haired girl

in her red plaid dress.

parents say she’s still around

in this lost city.

 

She remembers the feeling

of someone new, someone rare,

someone else

when it happens,

words gurgling like a juicer

with the toxic thirst,

she meets a boy whose name

is high mountain, exalted,

furthest towards the scorching sky.

 

His eyes follow her faulty disposition—

into the labyrinth of dusty bookshelves.

she smells the bubblegum soap on his warm hands,

and pure doves in his freshly shaven hair.

Possession waters her mouth in it’s darkest sincerity.

 

Out of curiosity,

his vicious velvety voice tickles,

so she follows him into the shadows of the sun.

To be willingly gone,

without moving a step in her stance.

 

Witnesses say

she’s physically here,

skin and bones.

but to lose the most worthy organ,

her parents took it as

a kidnapping.

 

– TheTypewriterBleeds

 

 

Quick Update: I’m Alive!

Today is May 2nd, which in my brain means it’s officially summer! I’d like to post a little update saying that I’m alive from finals! (Although I only had one!) To those who are reading this, if coincidentally you are university students too, I hope you survived your finals!

There are many fortunate students that don’t have to take summer school, and I loathe you! However, seeing that I decided to give myself a little break this semester, I am one of those unlucky kids to be stuck inside for the next two months in a suffocating UBC classroom. There are many people working this summer, starting their new summer jobs today actually! The summer may be 4 months, but it can go by in an instant. My wish this summer is to push myself fairly, to not waste a day like I have in previous years, but also taking the time to catch up with things. I hope to reunite with my friends and meet new ones too! (in summer school 😦 ) I hope I’ll be able to travel to Europe (THE CHANCES ARE HIGH!). And I hope to be happy by the beach, under fireworks, near celebrities (because Vancouver is the golden filming city), or by a computer in a cute cafe. I have some upcoming projects happening! I don’t want to say much just yet but I hope to be writing ALOT more this summer! I’m so excited to share that when the time is right 🙂

I think I have a lot going on this summer. I used to be jealous at my fellow peers who get to live each scorching summer day to the fullest, each Instagram post or Snapchat video more exciting than the last. However, do I really want to overwork myself this summer? Or should I try to maintain a balance of fun, work, and relaxation?  I think the sun sets for a reason.

–  TheTypewriterBleeds

 

I’m Published on ThoughtCatalog!!!!!

After what seems like a million tries (really I submitted so many pieces), I’m finally published on ThoughtCatalog!!! What makes it more sweeter is that this is the hardest piece I had to write. A part of me didn’t want to write it because I was afraid of what people would think, seeing that it is so personal to me. However, who I wrote about deserved the light and honouring.

Today I learned that perseverance does mean something. The first couple times of rejection was hard. I sent in pieces that I really liked and tried to write about a range of topics. However, after the 10th time, I realized that what I was sending in wasn’t good enough. If they were, I would have gotten a reply right?  Thus, I revamped my pieces, editing the ones I really liked to make the reader feel something more. I tweaked metaphors so that they would linger on the tip of my tongue and not fizz out. I’m so proud of pushing myself and never giving up. Perhaps that says something about the path of becoming a renowned writer: you write on.

Below is the link to the piece I wrote, please give it the love it deserves 🙂

READ ME

-The Typewriter Bleeds

Hello 20.

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A Cosmo Girl in the Cosmo Town.

Today, April 21st, is many things. Today I am 20. Today I am posting my first blog post on my WordPress. Today I am breaking one of my personal beliefs. Today I am trying something new. Today I am not new, but newer.

My name is Charlotte and I’m a writer. You don’t hear that often because writing doesn’t seem like a worthy occupation to attach to your name during introductions. However, I think writing is more valuable than most careers. I write because storytelling is so magical and beautiful. This is my story.

One of my personal beliefs was to never write online (like blogging) because I don’t like how my thoughts are out there in the world. I don’t like how anyone can have access to my thoughts/ ideas and possibly claim them as their own. I treasure my work. However, since this is the start of a new age for me, I decided to try something new (also I don’t want to fall behind society’s constant technological advancements). I was also introduced to this new media form when I joined a blogging group in my service fraternity, Alpha Phi Omega, and I loved writing on WordPress ever since. Today I am breaking that personal belief with this post.

If anyone is reading this, I hope you enjoy what I have to offer through my work. Maybe this is just another space for Charlotte to bumble on about nonsense in her life, but I think there’s a certain type of beauty in blogging. You never know what I might write about, and isn’t that exciting? And if no one reads this, it would be something for me to look back on when I’m an old granny, a collage of memories filled with too many weird metaphors and  Charlotte rants.

One of my favourite quotes is “isn’t it wild and intriguing and beautiful that everyday we are new?”. Today I’m choosing to write my way towards my dream of being a renowned editor and writer, through this new experience.

I’m kind of scared of turning 20. Although they say age is just a number, it really isn’t. 30 minutes before I turned 20, I remembered all the beautiful moments I had with my family and friends: going to my dream city (NYC), being at my favourite concerts (Taylor Swift!) with my best friend, meeting Ariana Grande when I was an awkward teen, and driving from sea to sky in the beautiful city I live in…. (the list goes on really). The possibility that there could be more… and there will be. So I’m not really scared. Most times when I’m afraid, I choose to be brave and jump anyways. And I will this time too. Let’s do this 20.

– The Typewriter Bleeds.

P.S if anyone is wondering why my url is “thetypewriterbleeds” and why I’ve chosen to end all my posts with that, think of Hemingway. (SHIFTY CHAR)