#FridayReads

Happy Friday, Everyone! Another week’s passed. More books conquered. Hungry bibliophiles seek books to feed their ravings, especially as they – me – beat this incredulous heat. Stay frosty, kids! What is on your #FridayReads list? According to Goodreads.com Jen Dixon is not your typical Kansas City kindergarten class mom–or mom in general. Jen already has two […]

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Writers Weekend: Swipe Right

  Here’s another shot at Kristen @Coffee and Literary Rage‘s Writers Weekend. “Welcome to Writers Weekend, your virtual getaway dedicated to all things writing! Join a community of writers as we share our struggles, triumphs, and most of all, our love of the craft. Every other week I’ll post a prompt, whether it’s a list of […]

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Erica Jong on Writing

“I went for years not finishing anything. Because, of course, when you finish something you can be judged.” Erica Jong   Photo credit: TheBlowoff.com

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Mr. Africa

I spy with my third little eye a grifter, drifter peddling wares long expired and offered to the lowest common bidder blind to hustles of false consciousness and well-being.   You say you dig soba but that diet of catfish talks before you utter one word. Good thing I did not sign the deal before […]

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Songs of Porcelain: Battle of the Crushes

Hello, Everyone! Every Monday, for a while, I will highlight songs that inspire my work in progress (WIP), Porcelain. I believe that music and writing connect, and when one’s writing a fictional world, realistically one cannot deny music’s place. When I write, I listen to music. Not everyone can listen to music as they type […]

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TAG: Work in Progress

Hey, Everyone! While I’m knocking out another chapter, feel free to take a gander at this tag about my work in progress, Porcelain. Thanks to Jessica Rachow for posting hers. Enjoy! What is the working title of your book? Porcelain Where did the idea for your book come from? The concept “forgive and forget” always bothered me. There’s […]

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#FridayReads

Happy Friday, Everyone! Another week’s passed. More books conquered, and in my case, bookstores visited. Hungry bibliophiles seek books to feed their ravings. What is on your #FridayReads list? I’ve got seven days to come clean to my new dad. Seven days to tell the truth… For sixteen-year-old Tiffany Sly, life hasn’t been safe or […]

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Ernest Hemingway on Writing

“The most essential gift for a good writer is a built-in, shockproof, shit detector.” ― Ernest Hemingway

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Mini Review: The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager

As with Sager’s Final Girls, he creates a story and characters where the blurb interests you more than the actual output. The Last Time I Lied feels familiar and not in the nostalgic, cozy way. Pros : 1. Vivian. Her arc’s interesting. 2. The ending, which if the beginning and middle worked better, should have packed a […]

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Songs of Porcelain: “Mad World”

Hello, Everyone! Every Monday, for a while, I will highlight songs that inspire my work in progress (WIP), Porcelain. I believe that music and writing connect, and when one’s writing a fictional world, realistically one cannot deny music’s place. When I write, I listen to music. Not everyone can listen to music as they type […]

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TAG: Rising Author

Hello! Hola! Bonjour! Internet tags distract me from my writing, which I love because sometimes the words refuse to flow. So, when I need a few minutes to release myself from my draft’s clutches, I can blame them while simultaneously writing. Boom! Do you buy that excuse for distraction? It’s true. Writing tags help me […]

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#Friday Reads

Happy Friday, Everyone! Another week’s passed. More books conquered. Hungry bibliophiles seek books to feed their ravings. Book #1 Katie Daniels is a perfection-seeking 28-year-old lawyer living the New York dream. She’s engaged to charming art curator Paul Michael, has successfully made her way up the ladder at a multinational law firm and has a […]

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Anaïs Nin on Writing

“I write emotional algebra.” ― “I write emotional algebra.” ― Anaïs Nin

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Hue’s Mini-Review: Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture by Roxane Gay

Rape and rape culture’s not that bad. Right? Yes. It is that bad. In Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture, these aspects and their presences in our culture get splayed and dissected by various women and men in this book. For example, Roxane Gay, Gabrielle Union, Ally Sheedy, and Anthony Frame serve as narrators. […]

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Songs of Porcelain: “Que Sera Sera”

Hello, Everyone! Every Monday, for a while, I will highlight songs that inspire my work in progress (WIP), Porcelain. I believe that music and writing connect, and when one’s writing a fictional world, realistically one cannot deny music’s place. When I write, I listen to music. Not everyone can listen to music as they type […]

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Green Soul, Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia

Lunchtime. Mixed greens, spinach, bleu cheese, roasted onions, sun-dried tomatoes, egg, carrots, and quinoa. Delicious. Visit this black-owned eatery filled with vegan/vegetarian and overall low-calorie meals created from fresh produce and meat (They have choices for meat eaters). The mid-range menu makes the food accessible to all. It’s located in the Chestnut Hill section of […]

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#Friday Reads

Happy Friday, Everyone! Another week’s passed. More books conquered. Hungry bibliophiles seek books to feed their ravings. Traveling to Philadelphia did not stop my addiction. In this valuable and revealing anthology, cultural critic and bestselling author Roxane Gay collects original and previously published pieces that address what it means to live in a world where […]

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Uncle Bobbie’s Coffee & Books, Philadelphia

As my trip back home to Philly continues, so does my bookstore tour. Next on the list: Uncle Bobbie’s Coffee & Books in the city’s historic Mount Airy section. As the sign states, you will find coffee, tea, and other delicious goods alongside books and bookish items (e.g. tote bags, t-shirts, sweatshirts). Lil’ man found […]

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