Sometimes, we don't have many words.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-XveEuWhJc&ab_channel=RebeccaDiFabbio Having people read what you’ve been slaving over for the past few months or years is a terrifying experience. But it is necessary. As you begin the first round of hard edits, you may want to start thinking about the next step: beta readers. These are typically the first people to read your manuscript.... Continue Reading →
No degree No lessons Exams Sharpened pencils, But books do sit among the best Teachers Lee hands each character a torch. We follow their lead Charging against the plot page by page Slashing through tall, weeded tension Overgrown gender norms Rotted racism speckled among the ink Mastering Maycomb mysteries. They lead. ... Continue Reading →
Red hats Purple complements of lace or tool Fancy ladies gathered with her Singing Cell Mates Where bingo replaced the bars Melodies then echoing to audiences in Rockers, walkers, wheelchairs Always a project in progress To fit small feet Baby hands My hands Our heads for whips of winter wind. Our favorite... Continue Reading →
Not like the others Like the vision always painted in my mind No rows of loved ones, Rose-petaled isle, Glistening lake behind us Like the Planning painting in my mind But you'll still be the one You'll still think I'm pretty With some family gathered around us Celebrating our Forever As we join... Continue Reading →
It's been really hard for me to formulate something to say in reaction to all that has happened regarding the racism towards our fellow Black citizens. I thought for a while about what I could write that was super eloquent or creative but I am at a loss. Of course I am against racism and... Continue Reading →
While my last post was intended to motivate my fellow writers who were at a loss of energy due to the global pandemic, I also want to address the fact that sometimes it is good to rest.
Because we can write anywhere. Anytime. Lock us up at home, tell us we can’t go in to work, but that won’t prevent us from writing! How lucky are we that our passion can’t be disrupted? If you find yourself locked down at home, this is our time. We can trade our would-be work commutes... Continue Reading →
Listen to the full discussion here: “Everyone, stay calm!” Dialogue paced back and forth. Description and Character Development huddled in the corner. Pacing, Conflict, and Plot crowded the exit after they failed to break it down. *** You look through your backpack for the third time, confirming once again that your new earbuds aren’t there.... Continue Reading →