Dark Phase of the Moon: New Moon Writing Plan Wrap-Up

For many, what started as a writing of the heart, because the new moon was in Leo, led me to co-found something from my heart: a Caribbean writer's group.

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Facing My Writing Fear: My Father

I remember the first time my father introduced me to his writing circle. I must have been either eight or nine, a small and skinny frame very similar to my father, with a mop of dark brown curls flopped on my tiny face. The curls covered the look of curiosity I'm sure I had being … Continue reading Facing My Writing Fear: My Father

#WritingPrompt: If Elevators Could Talk

Our apartment building has a extremely, painfully slow elevator. So slow, in fact, that people often walk down the stairs versus waiting for it to come up. You'll do several round trips to the seventh-floor before it makes it's way up. So, so slow that almost everyone rushes to close the doors (once inside) to … Continue reading #WritingPrompt: If Elevators Could Talk

New Moon Writing Plan in Leo

I often use the phases of the moon (and the seasons) for many things when it comes to planning – searching for a new job, cleaning our apartment, bonding with my mom, etc. It's a trick I learned to do many moons ago, when I first started learning astrology. I realized that if working with … Continue reading New Moon Writing Plan in Leo

3 Things I Do Daily To Keep My Writing Life Sane

I write – a lot. I write for work as a reporter, as well as personally. Yes, that includes fiction, journals, permission slips, love notes for my kids and husband, memos and blogs (what you're reading now – ta-da!). Writing, if we're going to get technical, makes up 60 percent of my life. The other … Continue reading 3 Things I Do Daily To Keep My Writing Life Sane

One Day When I Was Lost Excerpt

Malcolm: The Constitution gives you the right, as a white man, to have a rifle in your home. The Constitution gives you the right to protect yourself. Why is it "ominous" when black people even talk of having rifles? Why don't we have the right to self-defense? Is it because maybe you know we're going … Continue reading One Day When I Was Lost Excerpt