“13 years of writing, and I still want to write for many more” – Shreya Pattar

I’d always dreamt of becoming a doctor. A veterinarian at first, then an ophthalmologist; and I had very emotional reasons as to why I wanted to be these. But I also had other interests like writing poetry, writing essays for my school competitions. My parents always saw that interest and always encouraged me to do what I wanted to.

I took up science in my high school, but before graduating from high school, I decided that this was not what I wanted to do. I didn’t even feel like I wanted to try my best at science, and I thought it was a bad idea to live with something that didn’t pull me towards it. So I changed my course and told my parents, “I want to go for English.” The first person I told was my dad, and he encouraged me saying I should prepare for SAT, search for colleges.

I had just finished my twelfth and I had over a year to myself, until the next September. So I tried out internships. I interned for a month with AdFactors, a different experience from what I wanted to do. So from the next internship onwards, I went in specifically for content marketing and content creation. I interned at Times Now, where I was in the Twitter team, and then with a startup, where most of my copywriting experience comes from. Nothing was planned, I just seem to have been lucky in the way things worked out for me.

Around this time, I was visiting a lot of education fairs, and it was at the Ireland Education fair that I came to know about Trinity College Dublin. I was very sceptical whether I would get into this university, but upon my mom’s insistence, I gave it a shot. And it worked out!

I was very nervous about having to live alone, so I booked a twin room to ensure I didn’t feel very lonely. Tears came down my eyes when I was waving my family goodbye, but once I landed in Dublin, I was absolutely immersed in everything that was happening around me.

My experience in college was very different from what I had experienced in my Indian schools. Every day is full of adventure here. It is more about learning things, and thinking of their real-life application.

Our college once organised an event where the former CEO of LinkedIn, Jeff Weiner, had visited for a talk. I was mesmerised by the way he spoke, and I just ran behind him. I told him I was a student, and did not know what to do with my LinkedIn profile. Standing right in front of me, he took my phone and scrolled through my profile. He asked me what my dream job is, but I wasn’t sure. To this, he said “You need to be specific about your goals; that’s when things work for you.”  Applying what he said changed my life.

Once I figured out my seriousness for writing and my commitment for LinkedIn, things were clearer. At such points, it is very important to have a mentor in life, someone we can reach out to anytime we need guidance. My parents have been my mentors, because they understand me and appreciate my work, but also point it out instantly when I’m wrong, or when I could do better.

More than anything, my family keeps me sane when I am overwhelmed and lost. A few months into beginning college & freelancing, it all started getting overwhelming. I would stay up until 3 AM, working, and then wake up at 8am for lectures. That’s when I realised that I need to set up a routine, which ended up really helping me manage things well.

Like my day, my writing also has some sort of a routine. When I’m writing, I first make a draft and spill out everything that’s in my mind. The second step is to edit, because it’s very important to organise things to make sense. I’ve heard from a lot of new writers, “I am scared of beginning writing – is it going to work out?” I would say, it’s important we overcome those fears, write, edit, and then forget about that content. Move on to the next piece of writing, and do better.

Yes, there are other concerns about writing and freelancing. Initially, I did face communication issues with my clients. Eventually, I figured out what works for me and I got used to dealing with various clients at a time. In fact, in May, I worked with over thirty clients and it was all seamless. Everybody was very happy.

Another question that pops up is, “What if I run out of things to write about?” Well, I always peek into my own life and share my own stories. In fact, this is also why I have always admired Taylor Swift so much, mainly because she wrote her songs about her own life and everyday experiences. That’s exactly what I’m doing, just in the form of LinkedIn posts!

Now comes the final question, “Where am I going now? What do I want to do next?” Honestly, I don’t know. For now, I am certain that I am passionate about writing: so much, that I want to write in a pandemic; and when I’m sick; and even when I’ve been writing for 13 years already. In many ways, my life has been a series of lucky events, which has taken me from a student, to a freelancer, to an entrepreneur. I’d like to see where it takes me next!

Why I took up the Design Thinking elective as an English & Philosophy student

This article was originally published by Tangent, here.

The business side of things has always interested me. I have grown up in a family where business discussions were quite common. Identifying problems, strategising solutions, marketing, raising funds, team management, winning and retaining customers… I have found all these things fascinating from a young age. For a long time, the entrepreneurial bug was dormant in me.

This innate desire led me towards attending various business networking events during my first year of college. I joined the Trinity Entrepreneurial Society (TES) as the Incubator Ambassador, and also participated in the Provost’s Innovation Challenge. So when I saw “Design Thinking” as an elective for my second year, I instantly knew this would be my first choice.

This is what the Design Thinking elective taught me:

1. The role of empathy in establishing a business

Empathy is often known to be a “people” thing. Empathy is what individuals have for each other, and this attribute makes this world a better place. But, in the first session of the Design Thinking elective, I saw a different side of empathy – the business side. The professor taught us about the importance of empathy in understanding the customer’s needs and channelling that understanding towards building a useful solution. And hence a sustainable business.

My most important takeaway about empathy in business was knowing when to draw the line: offer a solution you think will help the customer, not that the customer thinks they need.

This quote by Henry Ford sums it up well: “If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.”

2. Teamwork enriches ideas and makes your idea realistic

The first session did cover some of my most favourite topics – empathy and customer persona. What took this first session to the next level were the fun activities we undertook as a creative bonding exercise. I received a slip of paper with the word “rubber duck” on it, and my on-the-spot partner had the word “clock.” We had 10 minutes to turn these random words into a product we could sell. Yes, this sounds absurd. But within those 10 minutes, my partner and I considered some everyday problems and came up with some ridiculous ideas – and some very surprising ones too. Of course, there were no wrong answers here, and the freedom to develop an idea from this rather questionable concept was intriguing and exciting. Such fun ways of creative involvement continued throughout the elective and added a unique perspective each time.

After our first Design Thinking session, teams were formed. The way we went about forming teams was a pleasant surprise. We received an email with our group numbers. So, the next Tuesday, at 9 am, I sat on the table with the number “3”, with 5 other girls I had never met before. We introduced ourselves and realised how many diverse disciplines like law, arts and business came together for this elective. This group was now my team for the rest of the elective, and we would soon ideate a startup concept, create a PowerPoint presentation and present collectively our pitch to the class.

I had my anxious moments about working with people I’d never met before – but that’s what this elective made me comfortable with. I realised that it takes multiple ideas to create a realistic, actionable solution. Receiving the unique viewpoints showcased the importance of teamwork, communicating different views and market research.

3. Soft skills come from experience and interactions. And yes, they are important.

My undergraduate course of English and Philosophy is one that requires independent thinking and personal, individual assignments. The Design Thinking elective was the first course that involved a group project and group report, one in which our grades were dependent on each member’s work, creativity and productivity.

This group project required us to communicate clearly with each other. We defined our roles and responsibilities, and set up deadlines for each of them. Creating our PowerPoint presentation gave us a sense of the power of design and font, and pitching in front of our classmates ensured we put our best face forward. Further, writing the group report as a team improved our interpersonal skills and engaged us with each other’s viewpoints.

I am really glad I chose the Design Thinking module; as someone who has the identity of being the “girl from the Arts Block,” it gave me a taste of the business world. I highly recommend more students, across disciplines, to opt for this elective and gain a new, real business world perspective.

I now look forward to taking the next step in my interest in business, through the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Cert programme! ENROL HERE.

Blog post by Shreya Pattar, TSM English Literature & Philosophy, TCD

“Involve The Clients in Your Writing Process” : An Interview with Shreya Pattar

– Shreya Pattar interviewed by Hardik Lashkari

From scribbling on back of school notebooks to writing engaging posts on LinkedIn to delivering a powerful brew of content for clients, her journey has been magical.

She is a content writer & entrepreneur, and a student of English Literature and Philosophy at Trinity College Dublin.

Holding the key to tremendous engagement on LinkedIn, Shreya Pattar is today’s guest in #letsLiveContent series.

Interview with Shreya Pattar

 

Shreya’s startup, Doozy, recently won funding at the Dragons’ Den competition in Trinity. She also won a summer internship with one of the Big Four in Ireland, through the Trinity Employability Award.

A doctor of words as she believes herself to be, Shreya weaves heartwarming stories that resonate with the readers. On LinkedIn, she shares her unique stories and learnings that hook readers instantly.

If you want to learn how to build strong relationships with your clients, balance writing with a job or studies, and leverage LinkedIn, this interview is a MUST for you!

You call yourself a “Doctor of Words.” What does it mean?

Ever since I was young I always wanted to be a doctor: initially a veterinarian, and then an ophthalmologist. With all things changing, writing remained the only constant factor in my life. So right before my 12th Board exams, I told my parents, “I want to write, I want to pursue literature.” This wasn’t a surprise to them, and they said yes.

And that’s how I went from a journey of being a doctor that cures people to being someone who writes and heals people through words. That’s how I became a Doctor of Words!” Though I had used it jocularly, the words stuck with me!

Is there a difference between writing content and writing in general? 

We write everyday: text messages, posts, one-liner captions on social media like Instagram, Facebook, whatever. So writing is something that we cannot get rid of. Content writing is on the professional side, and is about capturing people’s attention and converting them into people who are really interested in you and in your brand.

It should be something that people remember you for.

Does writing have a bright and sustainable future?

Yes. Usually, the idea that ‘writing cannot be a good career’ comes mostly from people who don’t write themselves, and don’t know anything about writing whatsoever. They still view writing as novels and scripts. But now, the forms of writing have changed.

Today, writing includes articles for brands, and speeches for CEOs; everything is writing. There couldn’t be a better time to make a career in writing.

My suggestion? Do it yourself, and figure out how it works for you.

You vouch for writing everyday. Why is that important?

Yeah, I strongly believe that you should write everyday. When you write something every day, more than just learning the craft, it gives you an idea whether this is something you really want to do.

Shreya Pattar Interview

 

If you can’t commit yourself to 15 minutes of writing daily, it’s unlikely that you will be willing to give hours and hours every single day, maybe even staying up all night trying to get things done on time.

Writing everyday prepares you mentally rather than just learning the skills to write better.

How do you balance writing and college studies together?

One thing that really worked out well for me is my choice of course and the education system in Ireland. My English & Philosophy course involves a lot of reading, so I have around 15 hours of lectures per week. This allows me enough time to read for college,while also working. It does get challenging, especially since there’s so much more going on in college. But I find a way to make things work.

Do you write on one particular niche or can you write on any topic given? 

Last year, someone posted on LinkedIn, “What niches have you written on?” I started typing it down, and I ended up with a long list of 35-40 niches! (Laughs) Honestly, only saying “Yes” to new things has brought me here.

Would you settle down with a niche?

Every day, every month, my interests are changing based on everything that’s going on. There are a few topics I enjoy a lot, like fitness – I write for my mom’s Instagram fitness page sometimes. And I’ve noticed that even the niche itself is evolving by the day: earlier, fitness was all about fad diets, but now it’s about learning what calorie deficit is and how you can make your body stronger. So the nature of the niches itself is evolving and that affects my interests too. I am also building my team, so all niches are welcome!

What is your process for researching on a topic before writing an article?

Most of my research is the material that the client gives me: references, website or presentation. Honestly, today research is so easy.

Everything is readily available with one Google search: a research paper, a study, an opinion, people’s view on an article, a whole book, a crisp summary of a book… everything is on there.

I spend as much time as needed for research, which depends on the content.

What is your editing process? How do you make your content concise and avoid grammatical mistakes?

Grammatical mistakes are not something I commonly end up doing, so I’ll probably put that aside.

When it comes to editing, I think the structure and cohesion is very important. I wrote about this in my recent post that I wouldn’t have hired myself a few years ago… that’s because I never spent time editing.

Shreya’s Post: I would not have hired myself.

Now, after every sentence I write, I ask myself, “So what?” I’m basically asking, “Why does this line matter?” If I can answer that question sensibly, I continue. Otherwise, I get rid of the sentence.

How do you close a deal with a new client?

An Interview with Shreya Pattar

 

With time, I’ve learnt to qualify my prospects in the early stages. Suppose you approach me for website content. I will look at your profile, and if I find you to be the decision maker, I will set up a call with you. If you are not a decision maker, I will say something like “Hello, I can help you with the content development… my fees start from xyz… does that suit you?” This process helps close deals much faster.

How do you win a client’s confidence?

By being honest. I tell them they need to be patient with the entire process, and that patience is a must. For example, when anyone approaches me for LinkedIn marketing, I say, “Hey I can absolutely do this for you and I’m very good at it… what I need from you is patience. We’ll make it work for you, but you need to be committed and involved in the process, and very, very patient. Does that work?” So yeah, I love being honest about my process, and the clients happily agree.

One tip you would suggest for meeting the client’s expectations and keeping them happy?

So many writers message me “Shreya I wrote something but the client said they were not expecting this…” And I’m like, “Did you speak to your client first? Did you tell them what you were planning to do?”

So, my suggestion is:

Involve the client in your content writing process.

How do you come out of the writers’ block?

With clients, writing is straightforward: they know what they want, they tell you what is the purpose of the content, and you have to get to writing it. If I am stuck on a client’s content, I speak to the client. Again: involve the client in your process. An easy life is literally one call away.

Regarding LinkedIn… when you met Jeff Weiner, the CEO of LinkedIn, did he give you a secret key to generate such an amazing engagement on LinkedIn?

I met Jeff at a college event. I told him I’m a student and don’t know how to use LinkedIn to get an internship.” He asked, “What’s your dream job?” When I paused, he said, “You need to break your goals down and you need to be very specific as to what you want in life.” And that absolutely cleared things up for me. The reason his advice helped was because I acted on it and went very specific with LinkedIn.

I have been committed to LinkedIn for these one and a half years, so I’m getting what I’m getting today… all because I narrowed it down to one thing.

What goes into planning for content that helps you build a sound personal brand on LinkedIn?

Based on the feedback and engagement on my initial posts, I altered my writing style, structure, and the post’s essence. Earlier, I wanted to stuff in the details. People would still like those posts because they were informative, but the posts could have captured much more attention.

Now, I edit my posts ruthlessly, cut out all the fluff and make my story crisp.

I think most people do not commit themselves to personal branding because the result takes so long. But patience is important, and you need to give personal branding your ALL.

How do you write such apt quotes at the end of each post?

My dad reads a LOT, so he keeps sharing quotes with me all the time. While writing a post, I scroll through these messages and pick one that suits best. Sometimes, I look up the quotes, and keep looking until I find one.

How should writers tackle LinkedIn engagement anxiety?

I think if you hit “post” on a piece of content, your job is done. If the post resonates with people, it will do well. Don’t look at the numbers, don’t overthink if you could have written it better – move on and focus on the next piece. Basically, learn from the post, but don’t dwell on it.

Does LinkedIn marketing mean tagging a million people to get traction on a post?

Tagging lots of people is a LinkedIn gimmick, not LinkedIn marketing. LinkedIn marketing is marketing yourself – sharing your skills, values, expertise, personality, opinions, thoughts, and work ethics. You can tag people if you want to, but tag the relevant people; I want to be tagged on a post that I can add value to.

So don’t run after gimmicks, put your content out there and be patient… everything sorts out with patience and providing real value.

How does your dad inspire you to write well and handle pressure?

My dad has always been my person. Always. He is a very good writer, he reads a lot, he knows all that’s happening, and he is the best mentor I could ever have. When I lived at home, I would barge into my dad’s room and rant about my work. Now, I still drop him a message like “I’m stressed over college” or “Why did that person comment so harshly…”, and he calms me down instantly. I admire my dad’s mental and emotional strength so much, and I aspire to achieve that emotional intelligence some day.

Your recent post about copywriting performed well on Instagram. How does repurposing the content help?

What do Copywriters do?

 

I definitely suggest repurposing content to everyone. Don’t create content from scratch; make it relevant for whatever platform you are putting it on.

I started on Instagram when I realised that content is content and stories are stories, and people will enjoy your stories no matter what platform they are on. I was already posting on LinkedIn and all I needed to do was to create some pictures and put it on Instagram.

I found Instagram to be a very good place to leverage the “Story” feature, so I host lots of Q&As and live sessions. It’s definitely a different way of connecting with my audience.

You use minimal designs on Instagram…

When I started posting on Instagram last year, I was creating graphics on Canva. They looked good, but they took up a lot of time… which led me to stop posting. Now, I am active again on Instagram, and am doing well with minimalistic posts. It proves that your content and consistency matters the most, all other things can be built over time.

How can companies and startups leverage content marketing after the pandemic gets over?

If you want to leverage content marketing after the pandemic, the best thing to do is start now. Just think about it, all the big online advertisements – travel, airlines, hotels, fashion – have stopped. The leading industries have halted their ads because the situation does not comply with what they do.

So, if you’re selling some other products or services, imagine running an ad at this point: you’ll get good engagement with a low cost per click.

If you really want to do well after the pandemic, it’s very important to start now.

What are your 3 most important tips for the content writers?

  • Stop looking for a mentor or guidance: Just start writing, experiment in the field, make your own mistakes, and then ask for guidance. Knowing about other people’s challenges won’t help you avoid yours. Don’t depend on people even before you’ve started.
  • Be patient: You won’t start getting clients and making money right from day one. There are no shortcuts. Be extremely consistent and extremely patient.
  • Commit to writing: If I wouldn’t have stuck to writing on LinkedIn, I wouldn’t have been here. You wouldn’t have known me, and we wouldn’t have had this interview. Opportunities strike when you stick to something and commit to it, so commit to writing and it will work up.

Do you read books? Any book that helped you acquire writing skills? 

Books have always been a big part of my life. My dad is very fond of reading, so my room back in Mumbai has floor-to-ceiling bookshelves… which got me hooked to books. As a young girl, my favourite was the Tintin series. So much of my creativity and vocabulary came from those books, along with my interest in stories and storytelling. I just loved Tintin so much, and that’s where my love for reading started. I think the writing skills came with practice.

Your favourite go-to resources?

LinkedIn is so much fun, I just like scrolling through the posts. This inspires me to write my own posts… like my post about “What do copywriters do?” was actually what I commented on someone else’s post!

Overall, it was a wonderful experience to interview Shreya. The interview is like a to-do guide for the aspiring, newbie and even experienced writers who wish to make their mark in the world of writing!

Connect with Shreya on LinkedIn, and message her for any guidance… make sure your questions are specific! You can also find Shreya on Instagram, and check out her website.

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Compassion & Empathy in Business Leadership: Lessons from the CEO of LinkedIn!

This guest blog was originally published on www.buildandbalance.com by Shreya Pattar

I’m pleased to feature this guest post written by Shreya Pattar. She’s a student and aspiring professional copywriter. I came across a viral update from her on linkedIn about an encounter with Jeff Weiner. I was so impressed by her story that I asked her to write an article about it. And here it is!

“Managing compassionately is not just a better way to build a team, it’s a better way to build a company.” – Jeff Weiner, CEO of LinkedIn

On the 24th of September 2018, I had the opportunity to listen to the CEO of LinkedIn, Jeff Weiner, share his story and share his views on top leadership skills during his visit to my college. After the interview, he was kind enough to talk to me, and even check my LinkedIn profile!

When asked what is the most important quality in leadership, I heard two words that are rarely spoken in business: empathy and compassion. He then took the opportunity to share his insights on what compassion is, how it differs from empathy, and why compassion is more important than empathy.

Empathy is to think of wearing someone else’s shoes

Ever had a friend share a problem with you, and you say, “Oh I know how you feel”? Well, that’s empathy. When you understand and feel exactly what someone is going through, you are being empathetic. To be empathetic, you must see the other person’s point of view, understand their perspective and listen to them with all attention.

Compassion is to wear someone else’s shoes and walk the distance

When you act on what you understand or feel about someone, you are being compassionate. Empathy is when you see a man carry a heavy boulder and feel his suffering, but compassion is when you take the action to lighten his burden (As said in the book ‘The Art of Happiness’, a recommendation by Jeff himself).

Simply put, compassion is empathy plus action.

Why a workplace needs compassion

“Managers will tell people what to do, whereas leaders will inspire them to do it” – Jeff Weiner, CEO of LinkedIn

1. It inspires and builds others

When we have compassion, we have the will to do better for others and help them out. This in turn means that we are willing to share our knowledge, our experiences and our stories that will teach and inspire others. Being compassionate by showing concern and kindness builds people up.

2. It improves productivity and morale

When we are ready to help people, they themselves start seeking further help and appreciating it. It develops trust, and inspires employees to be more active, enthusiastic and eager towards their roles. And once this happens in a professional environment where every person at every level of the organisation is ready to help someone, it creates a healthy work environment. It creates an outburst of positivity, one that is clearly channelled into all these lives, and reflected on the company.

3. It gives us peace and happiness

The good thing about compassion is that it helps not only others, but also ourselves. When we help somebody, we feel the contentment and happiness of our good deed, which is very important for a positive life.

Shreya Pattar with LinkedIn CEO

After the interview, Jeff was kind enough to wait and click pictures with students. I went up to him and said, “Hey Jeff, my name is Shreya. I’d like to know how I, as a student, can make the most of my LinkedIn. Don’t want to wait till I graduate.”

“Okay, so what do you do, tell me about you.”

“I write. I’m a copywriter.”

“Do you have a LinkedIn profile?”

“Yes.”

“Can I see it?”He took my phone and went through my entire profile page. He asked me what my dream job is, where I would like to work, and who I would like to work for. He told me that I must know exactly what I want to do, and be as specific as possible, so that I know how to approach it.

We spoke for about 3 minutes, during which Jeff’s interest and enthusiasm was remarkable. He never broke eye contact, and was firm with what he said.The fact that he took out time to talk to me and give me advice showed exactly what he meant by being compassionate. He set an example and I now know firsthand what it means to have compassion.

All in all, compassion is what makes you a better human being.

Are you compassionate?

Maleficent and Me: Arguments

One curse. Sixteen years.

Queen of patience. Mistress of all evil.

Maleficent.

As a kid, Sleeping Beauty was my least favourite Disney movie; princess Aurora was a delicate character who needed a kiss to be saved. Yet, I watched it often only for its villain – Maleficent.

Maleficent is one of the most devious, fearless and strong-headed Disney villains.

I mean, come on! She presented Aurora with a gift of death. Why? Oh, because she wasn’t invited to the princess’ christening (Angelina Jolie had a different opinion). She tormented the King and Queen, who lived away from their daughter. She plotted her revenge years ahead, and took it at the right time, in the most terrifying way.

When it comes to arguments, I’m an incarnation of the pure evil, Maleficent herself. Here’s how:

1. She is a self-proclaimed ‘Mistress of all Evil’ who thinks no one can defeat her

Maleficent and Me

Definitely me. Any time I argue, I mentally pre-establish myself as the victor, and remain stubborn on my viewpoints. My rigidity gives the other person a tough time in reasoning with me.

Others? “Oh, they are hopeless – a disgrace to the forces of evil”.

 

2. She denies feeling offended for being uninvited to Aurora’s christening… right before she bestows her ‘gift’

 

Maleficent and Me

“The princess shall indeed grow in grace and beauty, beloved by all who know her. But, before the sun sets on her 16th birthday, she shall prick her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel, and DIE!”

Ahh, sounds familiar! Partially.

When I’m asked, “Shreya, are you mad at me?”, my response is: “Oh, no, I’m not mad at all!”.

The next minute, my sarcasm has no bounds, and the other person drowns in my ocean of passive aggression. (Can I say I gift my sarcasm? Hmm…

3. She altered into a beautiful (and manipulating) will-o-wisp to lead Aurora to the spindle

Maleficent and Me

“Touch the spindle. Touch it I say”, chanted Maleficent, as she finally lured Aurora into her deep sleep (the curse had been modified by a good fairy).

My arguments are similar; I repeat my point over and over, till I get my way. I alter my method of discourse (stay calm, listen), so I can be heard better.

Selfish? Mostly. Manipulative? Influential.

 

4. She tries to be ‘nice’ in her vice

Maleficent and Me

“Away with him – but gently, my pets”, Maleficent orders her minions.

I unknowingly (and knowingly) use this technique of ‘niceness’ often in my arguments, in two simple ways:

  1. I stay calm. Nothing pisses others off more than being composed in intense situations. The plus point? I can always say I didn’t start the argument.
  2. I listen more. It provides clarity and understanding, but also contradictions to make! And of course, it gets me time to rethink my cases simultaneously.

5. She rejoices too early upon catching Prince Philip

Maleficent and Me

I have a tendency of celebrating too soon, which makes me slack. This is my weak-point in arguments. If I correctly prove one statement in my debate, or convince the other person, my happiness and pride are sky-high. Distracted, I start blabbering.

(This particular thing extends to everything I do. Take my writing for example – my last article was a month ago. I sat back after uploading it, and fell behind on my work. Simply put, I’m lazy.)

“I set a trap for a peasant and I catch a prince!”. Too early to laugh, honey. The prince freed himself.

6. She transforms into a fierce fire-breathing dragon to beat Prince Philip

Maleficent and Me

When my temper heats up, my tongue lights a fire. My words become harsh, my voice grows louder and I attack other’s statements than substantiate my own. This situation may look powerful, but it isn’t.

And just like Maleficent got killed in this rage of hers, my opinion tends to get killed in this rage of mine.

Very Maleficent, eh?

Are you?