3 Writerly Things to Do This Weekend: Working It Out

If you're feeling blocked this week, then don't fret—because it's more than likely the new moon pushing out all its got in Virgo. You see, Virgo is indeed hardworking, but it's also very particular and precise and the details are all very important. This is all great and good, except it could lead to the … Continue reading 3 Writerly Things to Do This Weekend: Working It Out

3 Writerly Things To Do This Weekend: The Winter Break

We're more than halfway through winter, and if you're anything like me, you're counting down the days for spring. Don't get my wrong. I love the winter time. The holidays are great, then New Year's and Valentine's Day and Daylight Saving's – until finally it's officially spring. After the New Year's flow, things could get … Continue reading 3 Writerly Things To Do This Weekend: The Winter Break

3 Things I Do Daily To Keep My Writing Life Sane

I write – a lot. I write for work as a reporter, as well as personally. Yes, that includes fiction, journals, permission slips, love notes for my kids and husband, memos and blogs (what you're reading now – ta-da!). Writing, if we're going to get technical, makes up 60 percent of my life. The other … Continue reading 3 Things I Do Daily To Keep My Writing Life Sane

“By birth he wa…

"By birth he was half Negro and half white. Socially he was all Negro. That is when people knew that his mother was a brownskin woman with straightened hair and legs that didn't respect the color line when it came to making men turn around to look at them."—from Willard Motley's The Almost White Boy

“The witching hour…

"The witching hour, somebody had once whispered to me, was a special moment in the middle of the night when every child and every grown-up was in a deep deep sleep, and all the dark things came out from hiding and had the world to themselves." —Roald Dahl, The BFG