Monthly Archives: April 2014

Stoking Your Own Fire

One of my favorite strategies for coming up with jewels to mine for my writing was keeping a writer’s journal. One of my Creative Writing instructors required us to keep the journal and we had to turn it in for … Continue reading

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Experimenting: Hair and Love Poems

Today was a day for experimenting. I’m still learning how to style my hair as a black woman with natural hair (no chemicals and no heat). And today I decided to try rolling it with perm rods to see what … Continue reading

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Grandma’s Shoes

It’s been a while since I had something that I’ve had a burning desire to share. The last few weeks have been filled with reading: “The Best of Me” by Nicholas Sparks and editing a couple of stories I’m working … Continue reading

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RIP Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Everybody wants two things in life: to love and be loved and to leave a legacy when we die. Gabriel Garcia Marquez left behind a legacy that many writers desire. Outside of the family members who loved him and are … Continue reading

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Begin Today

Admittedly, I haven’t experienced success in terms of what many in the publishing business deem success. But I have experienced enough, for myself, to know that I am on the right road. Every time, I hear from one of my … Continue reading

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The Pen is Mightier than the Gun

If the pen is indeed mightier than the gun, perhaps my words will have more impact on my community than the increasing numbers recited and memorized by those in the media who recount the numbers of black men shot and … Continue reading

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