I’ve Got Two Stories and I’m Not Ashamed. (M.A.I.A. #2)

…and I love them both the same. I’m writing two stories at the same time and I’m utterly nuts for attempting such a feat. Well, technically, I’m editing one story (and of course, writing’s involved) while I’m opening a Pandora’s Box of new miseries and joys because I’m writing a brand-new story. Crazy? Probably. Doable? […]

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TAG: Life Choices Write

Okay. While my WIP’s motor sits quiet (Summer is my worst season for writing – too many distractions), I saw this writing tag egging me to quit my writer’s block for a minute. The Life Choices Writing Tag describes special moments in one’s life that writers could easily apply to their characters. Decisions, good or […]

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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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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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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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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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Anaïs Nin on Writing

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

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Audre Lorde on Writing Women

“I write for these women who do not speak, for those who do not have a voice because they were so terrified, because we are taught to respect fear more than ourselves. We’ve been taught that silence will save us, but it won’t.” ― Audre Lorde

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Maya Angelou on Writing

“What I try to do is write. I may write for two weeks ‘the cat sat on the mat, that is that, not a rat,’…. And it might be just the most boring and awful stuff. But I try. When I’m writing, I write. And then it’s as if the muse is convinced that I’m […]

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Stephen King on Reading…

“If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.” – Stephen King

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Writers Weekend: Quirky Characters

Week two of Writer’s Weekend is all about characters. Specifically, their weird quirks, habits, and tics. So pick your favorite character at the moment, buckle in, and tell us what other people would find obscenely annoying (or unbearably cute!) about your creation. A little background since I missed the first edition: My WIP is Porcelain. […]

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Wednesday Words to Live By #26

“An envious heart makes a treacherous ear.” – Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God Jealousy and envy cause some folks to get creative in their narratives of you. Often, they’ll hear what they wish, not what’s real. Smiling Faces Sometimes, The Undisputed Truth Here’s a television adaptation of the modern classic, starring Halle Berry. […]

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Wednesday Words to Live By #25

Janelle Monae, singer/actress, knows what she speaks. We have to make the world in the image we desire. Otherwise, everything is for naught. Peace and Love, Everyone!  

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