About the Site

What the Heck is Freshly Stale?

The History

Founded in 2018 by indie poet Sam Nance, Freshly Stale has evolved many times over it’s few years. At it’s core, this is a website meant to encourage creativity.

But how? How does this website encourage creativity?

By posting new content every day! I’d like to make a habit of writing daily, of cooking at home, and of painting more, and this website is the perfect motivation to stick with that goal.

I don’t know the formal rules of writing. I don’t know how to cook either. And that’s not gonna stop me from doing it anyways! Nor will it keep me from sharing what I come up with with you. Which, to me, is important.

Creativity doesn’t have to be formal. It doesn’t have to be perfect. I don’t think it really has to be anything. That’s the beauty of it!

My writing isn’t perfect, and that’s okay. The recipes I share? They don’t even include measurements most of the time! Life isn’t always perfect, it isn’t so easily measured. Sometimes, most of the time, I think it’s best to just do my own thing. And you should do your own thing, too!

I hope that, by sharing my own works, other people will be inspired to write, or to cook, or to paint, and to share their creations with the world.

Wouldn’t that be neat? ☺️


AND BY THE WAY, EVERYTHING IN LIFE IS WRITABLE ABOUT IF YOU HAVE THE OUTGOING GUTS TO DO IT, AND THE IMAGINATION TO IMPROVISE. THE WORST ENEMY TO CREATIVITY IS SELF-DOUBT.

Sylvia Plath