What’s in a Name? A Lot.

Most of us are familiar with the German fairy tale, Rumpelstiltskin. If you're unfamiliar with it, you can read up on him here, here, or even here. Fast-forwarding to the end of the fairy tale, the once upon a time peasant Queen is triumphant because discovering his titular name is what seals his fate. The … Continue reading What’s in a Name? A Lot.

2019 Year-End Reflection — New Year, New Decade.

Good-Bye 2019! Hello 2020 where hindsight isn't always clear.

POC in Pub Writers and Illustrators of Color Mentorship Program!

Last year, I had applied for . . . and I'm pleased to announce that I've been selected to participate in the inaugural POC in Pub Writers and Illustators of Color Mentorship Program! POC Objective is clear and straightforward: "The People of Color in Publishing Writers and Illustrators Mentorship Program is an opportunity for writers … Continue reading POC in Pub Writers and Illustrators of Color Mentorship Program!

Temporary Blog Hiatus – Coming Soon. Why? So I can Work Harder and Smarter!

Hello fellow bloggers and Happy Monday to you! In order to finish up The Novel I've been dropping hints about, I need to prioritize and reschedule a few things. I won't be posting new content on here much -- if at all. I will most likely reblog your posts. I'm a reblogging superstar! 🙂 And … Continue reading Temporary Blog Hiatus – Coming Soon. Why? So I can Work Harder and Smarter!

Enter the Dragon: The Art of Beating the Sh*t Out of Your Characters

My toddlers and I love using our imaginations when playing with Little People action figures and Beanie Babies. However, I think my five-year-old has more fun messing with the carefully created plots that I craft for our playtime. For example, I enjoy the mundane story with generic problems while playing with my kiddos. It's typically … Continue reading Enter the Dragon: The Art of Beating the Sh*t Out of Your Characters

10 Simple Rules for Writing That You MUST Follow!

A couple of days ago, I shared that exercise is one of the most important things one can do to stay healthy and if you're a writer this is especially true! This "rule" or "tip" is one of ten that I learned from a fellow writer. 10 Rules for Writing Exercise daily! Mix with people … Continue reading 10 Simple Rules for Writing That You MUST Follow!

Quotes to Write By – Day 29 What’s In a Name? More Than You Think!

Disclaimer: The following analysis of characters and their names are solely my opinion and conclusions I've drawn from being a wordsmith, character creator, and a lover of names. Juliet, from the play, Romeo and Juliet, speaks this famous line. She argues that it doesn't matter that the young man Romeo whom she loves is a … Continue reading Quotes to Write By – Day 29 What’s In a Name? More Than You Think!

Quotes to Write By – Day 24

Octavia Butler has been called the Queen of Sci-Fi and with the worlds, themes, and characters she has created and written about, the title is well-deserved. She unfortunately died on February 24, 2006. Due to the white male dominated world of science-fiction I had recently learned of her existence a few years ago. A few … Continue reading Quotes to Write By – Day 24

Quotes to Write By – Day 23 Writer vs Author?

Quote #23 "Sit down and put down everything that comes into your head and then you're a writer. But an author is one who can judge his own stuff's worth, without pity, and destroy most of it." Sidonie Gabrielle Based on this quote, I want to be an author. Other differences between what makes an … Continue reading Quotes to Write By – Day 23 Writer vs Author?