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!
There’s not a single second of my life when I’m not thinking story…
"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…
Messages, Dreams & Omens
"So much of what I do is unconscious. I choose not to dissect why certain images appear when I'm writing. I just let them lead and take me where they will. I attempt to make connections. I often feel that my connections are just as good as someone else's in that regard. Because, when the… Continue reading Messages, Dreams & Omens
Day 82: A Writers Goals & Sacrifices #dearagent #wewrite
I read the most beautiful article today sent to me by my beloved partner. (See image below) She sees how hard I work and the daily goals I set for myself. There is much I want to achieve. Thank you my love for seeing the achievement of my goals with me! "Note to self from Octavia Butler,… Continue reading Day 82: A Writers Goals & Sacrifices #dearagent #wewrite
Day 80: Getting It Down On The Page! #dearagent #wewrite
Day 8 of Agent Search: Dear Agent, Yesterday was a good writing day. I was able to write 1 1/2 pages of a new scene. I wrote during my train ride into work. I kept hearing my character whispering a conversation to me. She was in my ear telling me, "I have something I need you… Continue reading Day 80: Getting It Down On The Page! #dearagent #wewrite
Day 79: Writers Need A Plan! #dearagent #wewrite
Day 7 of Agent Search: Dear Agent, I believe I have found my NEW favorite pen. It writes like the ocean breeze barely grazing my face, with my eyes closed. It's AMAZING! The words seem to flow beautifully. They just slide on the page. Its the new UNI AIR ROLLERBALL. The package reads, "AIR Bold Ink--WRITES AT… Continue reading Day 79: Writers Need A Plan! #dearagent #wewrite
Day 78: #DearAgent… On Getting Noticed! #wewrite
Day 6 of Agent Search: Dear Agent, I would be lying if I said, "I just want to write for the sake of writing, that "its not about getting noticed!" That's such bullshit! I write because for far too long I felt powerless. There was a time I was invisible even in my 6' ft.… Continue reading Day 78: #DearAgent… On Getting Noticed! #wewrite
#DearAgent ~ FREE livestream reading
Day 4 For too Long women writers have gone unnoticed. Writers who are women of color have not received the recognition and accolades we deserve. There are incredible writers and stories that have yet to be published. We are inviting literary agents, publishers, and magazine editors to join our international reading. We are inviting writers… Continue reading #DearAgent ~ FREE livestream reading
TONIGHT FREE WRTERS WORKSHOP – Via Conference call (email for dial in information) #WFW #writers
No one can teach us how to write! Writing for me is like breathing... This is why I write… Writing my memoir was about completing something significant for my daughter and gifting myself my very first published work at age 40. Writing scripts for the documentary Afrolatinos: The Untaught Story was about re-claiming… Continue reading TONIGHT FREE WRTERS WORKSHOP – Via Conference call (email for dial in information) #WFW #writers
#DearAgent ~ Day 3: Writing is Not Taught!
As writers we are constantly becoming. Everything that surrounds us informs who we are. We writers often talk about "writers block" as this thing that keeps us from coming to the page. I feel that what blocks us is that we are consumed. There are so many things that keep us from coming to… Continue reading #DearAgent ~ Day 3: Writing is Not Taught!