The ultimate goal is to grow as a writer, become better at my craft, challenge myself, and collect my passions.
“Research is formalized curiosity.”Zora Neale Hurston
This page is dedicated to the many things that fly Wilde in Herstun’s head.
Current Series — Beauty
“Beauty is a real and universal value, one anchored in our rational nature, and the sense of beauty has an indispensible part to play in shaping the world.”Roger Scruton
The Current Series covers the imminently complex questions that cross minds when staring listlessly into space.
This collection of posts and essays will be surrounding Beauty and its ties to the way we live. — How does the way society perceives Beauty affect the way law is applied? How does it shape our schools’ curriculums? How has Beauty been used to empower disenfranchised populations or how has it been used to disparage them? Who or what dictates Beauty? What is American Beauty and how does it differ from European or African Beauty? How have globalism and technology affected concepts surronding Beauty and the broadcast of Beauty ideals?
The Epiphany Series is an epic mythic fantasy set in an alternate/parallel universe centering on the goddess Gaia, her partner Xistence, and all of their otherworldy creations.
One of the biggest motivations for tackling the challenge of becoming a better writer is Epiphany. I live with the characters, sleep with the storylines, and daydream about the possibilities.
The Epiphany Beta Readers Club is for anyone interested in going on the journey of writing a novel. Content will feature the entire process, from writing the genesis story and developing the plot, all the way up to querying agents.
The Club is currently open to new membership, only looking to fill 3-5 more slots — please e-mail Herstun with a brief bio and reason you are interested to receive special content!
For Fits & Giggles
For this series, I will choose the rappers that have songs that remind me of poetry. At the end of the day, you have to be willing to read rap and digest it to begin understanding the diversity in the American black community. I hope that these lyrics are inspiring or enlightening. Either way, I greatly appreciate the rapper-griots that continue the tradition of verbally transmitting black stories. Click ‘Rap Poetry‘ below.