October tends to be the month of preparation for me when it comes to National Novel Writing Month. However, I never go into too much depth when I plot. Mostly because all I need is the main idea of the plot since the finer details of how the plot is implemented depends on the characters… Continue reading Preparing for NaNoWriMo
I’ve participated every year in NaNoWriMo, but I’ve only completed it twice. Mostly I use it as a way to encourage me to write daily again. To force myself into a pattern. This will last for a few months afterward, until life disrupts my patterns and I have to start all over again. A never-ending… Continue reading National Novel Writing Month is next month!
I sunk into the soft blue cushions on Toni’s sofa, my left leg crossed under me and my right stretched out toward the shag carpet. Her brown eyes held a bit of sparkle, that hint of a smile that reached down to the edges of her lips. “If you could do anything, what would you… Continue reading Facing the Truth
I have some projects that I need to finish on this blog, and I apologize for the leave of absence. I’ve been busing sorting my life, trying to find a job to pay the bills, so I can go back to creating and updating and writing again. In the meantime, I wrote this today and… Continue reading What I desire
I recent TED Talk I found really spoke to me. Chimamanda Adichie is from Nigeria, and she speaks about the danger of a single story, where she relates how a single story of Africa has caused grave harm and a critical misunderstanding about the huge diversity of people and cultures within Africa. There are many… Continue reading A Single Story
I am a writer. However, sometimes I sit at my desk and stare at the screen, my thoughts fluttering about in a disarray. I begin to have doubts about my abilities, my life, and what meaning I even hold to anyone, let alone myself. I begin to shrivel up and cower away from words, like… Continue reading Power in Words?
Note: This will be the first in a series. I apologize for how late this is coming out. I had a health issue that was paramount, and now that has cleared up, I will be returning to writing in this blog once a week. Thank you for your patience! Whenever I create a language, I… Continue reading How I craft a language Part 1
Arms held out, one foot in front of the other, I balance on a wire, high above the ground. A breeze brushes my curls from my eyes, the smell of pine teasing my nostrils. Where do I walk? The canyon below is long, the river a crushing, raging roar that echoes back and forth across… Continue reading Revelations
This month has not been kind, but I have persevered. My writing hasn’t suffered too much despite everything, which is a relief. I tried hard to write no matter what or how I felt. Pushing through the hard times often feels like I’m walking on a heavier gravity planet, where the effort to lift my… Continue reading Expressing oneself
Throes of Agony A tear drop gathers on the tip of your nose. Take a step back, a balancing act on the tightrope, the crowd pulsing with a negative energy, jeering, cat-calling, throwing trinkets, half-eaten pickles and popcorn at your precariously balanced body. One down. Life gathers you in a close embrace, then rips your… Continue reading Throes of Agony: Free Verse Poem