Peripeteia is a tragedy’s favorite tool. One that builds to an unexpected yet pleasing catharsis for the audience and that often brings an ending that is true to life. In this episode, we discuss what peripeteia is as well as how you can use it in your own storytelling.

Originally published at https://thepetitewriter.com on March 30, 2020.


We’ve all been through some serious changes in the past few months, and many of us are locked inside our homes either for the entire day or for a large amount of time during this coronavirus pandemic.

The same is true for myself, my family, and my friends. Although we talk to each other on a daily basis and send as many jokes about the current situation that we can find, COVID-19 is obviously nothing to joke about. …


There is no better way to understand the internet than to work for it.

After a few more short article writing jobs that I mentioned in my previous post, I got a new job, which paid a little better — $10 for 10 posts.

Compared to what I was paid for the previous job, this was a whole lot of money for me at the time in terms of freelance work. But what was weird about this job wasn’t the money, it was what I was supposed to write.

“Write 10 reviews about your experience in a skiing resort in…


The first writing job that I ever got was to write 40 100-word articles… for $5.

It was back in 2006 and online, freelance work was really beginning to pick up the pace. Even then, the amount of money that I was paid was tiny, of course, but I was happy just to get the chance to create content as a writer and actually get paid for it.

It took me about a week to finish this project, and if you were to calculate how much I earned per hour, it would probably be around $0.125.

But I was happy…


A new episode of The Petite Writer Podcast is now LIVE! :)

https://youtu.be/lAFN0KBzyKk

In this episode, I discuss the findings from the 100 Jobs of the Future Report and how it will affect writers in the future.

Hope you like it!


I recently started my own podcast!

I’m very excited to talk about writing, editing, creativity, and the human condition.

I have some super exciting upcoming episodes planned, so if you like the topic of my podcast, please feel free to subscribe to any one of the many channels where it will be hosted.

To start, I leave the YouTube link of my podcast below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryZH5x8UUOI&t=5s

In this episode, I talk about how to submit a short story to magazines from the perspective of the reader for that particular magazine. There are so many things that writers don’t know when it comes to what happens behind the scenes, so I hope that this episode will bring you some new information.

Check it out! :)


Photo by Sorin Gheorghita on Unsplash

It takes one massive change before you realize that people are dragging you down. When one door closes another one open, yes, but not all of us can close doors easily. It either takes someone else to do it for us, or it takes us years before we make the final decision.

We fell into the trap of allowing people to dictate our thoughts and abilities, and it makes us question who we are and what it is that we loved about who we were before we allowed toxicity to enter our world.

You can only discover yourself again if…


I don’t know what makes us choose a vocation. I suppose we all have different reasons why we gravitate towards a particular job.

When we’re young it’s usually an honest passion. You love animals and want to see them protected, so you decide to become a veterinarian. You wonder what it feels like to step on the Moon, so you want to become an astronaut. Perhaps a painter, an actor, a doctor, a chef. A storyteller.

But then you grow up a little, and you start to realize that the world is not as forgiving of your dreams. Good on…


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Desktop wallpapers help to motivate me. I rarely find a wallpaper online that combines the quotes that I love with the colours that are easy on my eyes, so I decided to start making them on my own.

Feel free to use this wallpaper to help inspire you. 🙂

Originally published at http://thepetitewriter.com on May 26, 2019.


In Pursuit of Dragons will document my journey to, hopefully, one day becoming a professional writer. A professional novelist, a professional screenwriter, or both. Or neither.

My dream might come true one day. Or, it may not. Perhaps no career success will come out of this. And that’s OK. The journey is a wonderful part of pursuing a dream, and so are the many wonderful people that I get to meet along the way.

I know that there are many writers out there with similar dreams to mine, and I also know that we are not always shown the reality…

Jelena Borojevic

Writer | Screenwriter | Editor | PhD Candidate in English Literature — Mythopoeia | www.thepetitewriter.com

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