"African narratives in the West, they proliferate. I really don't care anymore. I'm more interested in the stories we tell about ourselves -- how as a writer, I find that African writers have always been the curators of our humanity on this continent. The question is, how do I balance narratives that are wonderful with… Continue reading Balancing Vulnerability with Transformation
Writers, we fear so many things. That we won't have what it takes. That we will run out of words. Perhaps that great idea should go in another book. "Often the writing process is filled with a sense of jeopardy because, in essence, with every book I turn myself inside out. One of the things… Continue reading You have to give everything away every single time!
"So I don't keep a notebook of good lines, good thoughts or dreams. I have too many stories in my head rather than too few. Until very recently I had to grab whatever time I could because I worked at one full-time job, three part-time jobs and so on. When I was ready to sit… Continue reading There’s not a single second of my life when I’m not thinking story…
There are things that will pull you back to the page by your hair… kicking and screaming. There are stories that will haunt you, excite you and demand they be told… Or why write at all? A dear friend to my family has left us… I am so sad to learn that he has left… Continue reading What would you write if today was your last day?
Saturday, October 25th As I wake this morning … it is a beautiful Saturday morning and we have already accomplished so much for Josie’s shower. We have zero stress. Everything is purchased. All of the food is prepared. The gifts are bought. The hall is decorated in blues and pinks. Because my sister is a… Continue reading Writing as a Meditation ~ Day 25
October 29th As I wake up this morning I am thinking about all that I have accomplished during the month of October. This month I have been unstoppable… but my body is feeling it… my body wants rest. I am not complaining this month has brought me many blessings. I have had so much fun…… Continue reading Writing as a Meditation ~ Day 29
October 28th As I wake up this morning… today I wake up in New York. I am literally only here for a minute and then out again. It has been a week since I have posted a meditation on writing. My body feels somewhat rested. My mind feels like it has been running all over… Continue reading Writing as a Meditation ~ Day 28
Sunday, October 26th and Monday, October 27th: For whatever reason Sunday’s meditation did not get recorded on the call it was completely erased when I went back to replay it. So I have decided to re-record Sunday’s message as Monday’s meditation… Sunday, October 26th As I wake up this morning I feel rested. I slept… Continue reading Writing as a Meditation ~ Day 26 & 27
As I wake up this morning it feels wonderful to be back on my writing schedule. It feels right to warm up. I am dressed comfortably. I am sitting at my desk cup of ginger tea in toe. It is quite cold so warming the body feels right. As I wake up this morning I… Continue reading Writing as a Meditation ~ Day 21
As I wake up this morning I am meditating on the keynote I am delivering in a few days. My key messages around the future, success and legacies. Our words are what moves and shifts the universe to conspire in our favor! I read that in the Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho. So many quotes from… Continue reading Writing as a Meditation ~ Day 20