In a previous post, I discussed acceptance letters and some good news. 🙂 Today is not that day. 😈 Not all rejection letters are equal. Nor should they serve the same purpose for writers. It has been quipped that authors could wallpaper their homes with rejection letters. Let us instead utilize these often painful responses … Continue reading Silver Lining Rejection Letters
Third Time’s a Charm and Bondye Bon
The first time my worth as a writer truly, madly, deeply resonated within me was when FIYAH Literary Magazine published my ahistorical speculative fiction story, "Bondye Bon." FIYAH Acceptance Letter I was so surprised, shocked, delighted, and literally freaking out (in a positively good way) that I had to ask my mom and then my … Continue reading Third Time’s a Charm and Bondye Bon
Canva is Free, Fun, and Fabulous!
If you haven't heard, Canva is a graphic design platform, used to create social media graphics, presentations, posters, documents and other visual content. I have been using Canva throughout the past few years and honestly, if I can create things with it -- you can too! It's really, really easy! And did I mention fun?! This … Continue reading Canva is Free, Fun, and Fabulous!
Sometimes I Read Slow, Sometimes I Read Quick
Nice & Smooth is an East Coast hip hop duo from New York City that consists of Gregory O. "Greg Nice" Mays and Darryl O. "Smooth B" Barnes plus their deejay Tedd "DJ Teddy Tedd" Whiting. Like most music I took a fancy to, my older brothers had introduced them to me. Back in the 90s … Continue reading Sometimes I Read Slow, Sometimes I Read Quick
Creativity, Covid-19, and Closure
Hello, fabulous people on a Friday! I don't know where to begin, so let's start with some good news! I'm currently reading Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky by Kwame Mbalia. I will be writing a review and most likely publishing it as a video on YouTube (#BookTube) provided that I am successful … Continue reading Creativity, Covid-19, and Closure
Quick Sip Reviews’ Take On “Bondye Bon”!
This review is a more than two years old, but it's a timely one for me for obvious and perhaps not so obvious reasons. One, I missed seeing this review the first time it was published in 2018. During that time, I met so many amazing authors and readers. And two, my other author website … Continue reading Quick Sip Reviews’ Take On “Bondye Bon”!
JuNoWriMo 2020 Day 13
Today was interesting. I wrote 1274 words. 😦 Buuuut, I posted a video about one of my short stories, "Bondye Bon"! Yay! 🙂 Coming from an introvert and a reformed technophobe, this is a big freaking deal!
JuNoWriMo 2020 Day 11
Today I wrote 3,392 words, but I had to cut 624 of them and set them aside for a potential second book because the partial scene didn't move the plot forward. 🙂 Staying focused in writing is important. I found some new music to listen to while I write. You can enjoy it, too, by … Continue reading JuNoWriMo 2020 Day 11
JuNoWriMo 2020 Day 10
Today I wrote 1,637 words. 🙂
JuNoWriMo 2020 Day 9
Greetings. Today, I didn't want to write. It's not that ideas weren't shooting off like fireworks in my head, but I just didn't know if the words I had in mind would be worthy of fleshing and dramatizing my characters and scenes. Pessimistic Self: Come on, there's no way you can execute that. Lol. Just … Continue reading JuNoWriMo 2020 Day 9