Two Lovers

I have two lovers vying for attention I cannot strike at the same time they push and pull until I give yet I enjoy eternal kickbacks they deliver when they hold me close screaming for more of their sublime deliverance. 2018 Latanya Ivey (CraftyScribbles)©

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#FridayReads

Happy Friday, Y’all! The weekend’s fast approaching and schedules click with excitement on activities one wishes to pursue (e.g. writing novels, shopping, enjoying a tasty latte). However, as a bookworm, one never bores themselves because friends abound in libraries, bookstores, and bookshelves throughout our chosen domiciles. What are you reading this weekend? Boom! Here’s my […]

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Tag: Titanic Writing

Yay! I love writing tags. I need to see more of them and participate, so I can explain my process and cut moments of writer’s block leeching my soul. Well, I found this one on Youtube via Kristina Bak. As for this tag, of course, I’m using my adult fiction work in progress (WIP), Porcelain, as fodder […]

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Last Night a Coffeehouse Saved My Life

My writing life, that is. For most of the summer, I suffered from writer’s block. Oh, what a demon this bloody curse makes itself. I could not write. I could not outline (I’m a pantser by nature, so I normally do not outline, but the thought of summarizing a chapter burned me). Writing felt like […]

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TAG: Reading Habits

Chewing fingernails. Repeating a favorite word. Using bookmarks over dog ears. Habits. Everyone has them. Readers differ nonetheless. Sometimes our habits bring us joys. Some are a bit deranged (Dog Ears? Really?). Yet, they add to our love of reading like a warm cup of coffee (Tea in my case). I saw the Reading Habits […]

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Back to School

6:00 a.m. Alarm blares back to work life begins the classroom kind teens flutter to their desks asking questions with answers written in unread syllabi cold coffee awaits a chug to the next five minutes between my next class and restroom relief lunch cold no salad just tuna quick room refresh no scent is it […]

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TAG: MY WIP IN GIFS

– Thank the person who tagged you. No tagged me, but why not partake? But, I did get this from Melanie @MelanieLovesFiction.com (Thank you!) – Credit the creator of this tag and link back to this post so she can find out all about your WIPs! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! – Try to limit the number of gifs you […]

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Where…

Where did everyone go? Their silence deafens a soulless abyss inviting me to plunge farther than desired Where did everyone speak? Their tongues wagged before now lay dormant with conjunctures narrowly dismissed Where did everyone unpack their troubles laying them by my feet to mop and sweep for I’ve become the purveyor of troubles not […]

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Songs of Porcelain: “Delicious Surprise”

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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JESU

Just say the word and I’ll travel with you wherever you go Through mountains and valleys city streets and rural pastures. You are my muse unlike any other My knight when the castle’s too dark and Merlin begs for my soul No demonic power stands to win as you protect me from my self-inflicted demise. […]

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Songs of Porcelain: “Hurt”

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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Plot or Pants: Claim Your Allegiance.

Giphy.com No matter how long you’ve ventured into writing communities, you will find two writer types surrounding you. Plotter. Pantser. Each type possesses their own ways of achieving their writing goals. None necessarily better than the other. Just different and more fitting for the individual writer. Who are you? Are you the plotter? The one […]

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Kali

You prick me to watch crimson waves tickle my legs. I invite you as I sit  a righteous glutton of your attention in a tub of cooling water and iodine flashes. Yet I starve for the affection your pin slices into my skin. Constant stabs sting my soul as you enter your call numbing the […]

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Songs of Porcelain: “Melatonin”

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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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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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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