Suspended Existence (flash fiction w/audio)

Her heart was cracked open to everything inside her โ€“ a deep yearning, a restless calling, a profound softness, a thunderous explosion. Her eyes were closed to everything around her โ€“ the golden sand, the blue sky, the rolling surf, the chirping birds. She didnโ€™t want to look away; she wanted to fold herself into …

Continue reading Suspended Existence (flash fiction w/audio)

Write what’s right For Your Reader (audio poem)

Write what's right For Your Reader (audio poem) It took some doing but I did it I found my rhythm I found my pace I just needed a break from being the writer I needed to step back and start again on page one where it all began I told my writing brain to chill …

Continue reading Write what’s right For Your Reader (audio poem)

“What do Women Want?” (poet spotlight)

With my writer brain occupied with polishing a manuscript, it seems the perfect time to feature award-winning American poet, Kim Addonizio and her bold and unapologetic poem, "What do Women Want?" ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป This poem contains one bad word and lots of sass. ๐Ÿ™ˆ Enjoy! โ€œWhat Do Women Want?โ€ by Kim Addonizio I want a red …

Continue reading “What do Women Want?” (poet spotlight)

The Write Mindset (video presentation)

Do you ever feel like you are making progress, running at a steady pace and yet the finish line keeps moving further away? As I continue down the path of my novel-writing race, the last few days have felt that way, but I am moving forward, and I know my final revision is just a …

Continue reading The Write Mindset (video presentation)

Feel the fear, keep writing! (video presentation)

Trying new things can be uncomfortable, even terrifying. Especially when trying those things can happen in front of the whole wide world, like sharing a personal poem online! ๐Ÿ˜ฑ Sharing poetry, stories, and other writing online takes courage. I address that fear in my motivational video message, "Don't Let Fear Silence Your Writing Voice" (below). …

Continue reading Feel the fear, keep writing! (video presentation)

the Write Path

My eyes are burning, and my legs are numb, but it is worth it because my first draft is done! What began as two short stories combined into one is now forty-five chapters (almost 85,000 words) written over the course of nineteen months. I wrote it, dreamt it, lived it, imagined it, read it, and …

Continue reading the Write Path

Property Dispute

Words, annoying when first heard, took a lifetime to reveal their worth. You are no one's property, is what she said, after seeing a possessive slogan, claiming that I was property of my first boyfriend, proudly displayed on my just made pin, attached to my shirt. Rolling eyes at the stern one who was not …

Continue reading Property Dispute

Saturday Shorts – Writing

This photo features a long road, but it is short on the truth of what you will find in this post. Although I live in the land of saguaros and sunshine, this post features short lines, not the Sonoran Desert's year-round short hem lines. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Writing is the topic of my fourth edition of Saturday …

Continue reading Saturday Shorts – Writing