8 #Hashtags For Writers

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With the advent of technology, more and more of publishing moves online. Long gone are the days of having to put your manuscript into a SASE and mailing it off through snail mail. As you may have guessed from some of my previous blog posts, I am big into social media, a place where many […]

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I am one of those people that can’t write in silence. However, I am also one of those people that can’t write if I am listening to music I know the words to. So my compromise is to listen to instrumentals. The playlist below is one I have made from movie/tv soundtracks, classical music, and […]

#PitchWars: Time To #PimpMyBio!

What’s up #PitchWars mentors and mentees. I have to admit, I’m kind of nervous. I’ve never done #PitchWars before, let alone #PimpMyBio. Not totally sure what is supposed to go in these things, but after cruising through a few posts, I am going to try my hand at it. As they say, you miss 100% […]

May Check-In

I totally forgot I was going to update every month on my writing progress for the year. As a reminder, I am aiming to write 200,000 words this year and was trying to do 85,000 words between January and March. Well, I am doing amazing at that first goal, but kind of bombed at the […]

New Opportunities

Life has been pretty grand for me lately. I’ve been given new opportunities that are expanding my reach as a writer and a person. I’ve attended my first writers’ retreat/workshop and connected with a lot of other writers. I’ve been doing a lot of writing and working on some secret stuff that only a few […]

Poem: Oh, Black Woman

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I haven’t written poetry in years, but something about the ever present #resist if our lives has me needing to express myself. Given the subject, it would have fit in February, but there is never a wrong time to celebrate the beauty of black women. Oh, Black Woman Oh, black woman How you carry us […]

Writing For an Audience

Often when a writer says something about writing for an audience, they are referring to their imagined (or not so imagined) future readers. This is usually what we consider a writer’s audience. It’s not like we are musicians that play in front of people. Or are we? Writers all have a myriad of ways that […]

January Check-In

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85k90: 13,406 out of 29,278 GYWO: 13,406 out of 16,986   Projects- Star of Xianu: 2,685 out of 40,000 (42,737 out of 80,000 total) Court Square: 8,973 words (45 out of 90 pages) Short story: 2,141 words Blog posts: 757 words   To date: 85k90: 13,406 out of 85,000 GYWO: 13,406 out of 200,000   Thoughts: I […]

Project Round Up

I realized I have mentioned in passing several projects I have and am working on, but never really have given details about them. So here is a round up of all my projects. Star of Xainu Novel Status: Currently about halfway done writing Blurb: Robin is a simple thief. Well, if you can call the […]