Draft One is Done: What I Learned This Time Around

Two years ago I started flirting with my current work-in-progress. I would fantasize about it whenever I got stuck in my then-current work-in-progress. I would dream about how easy it would be to write, how naturally good. Of course, I knew then as I know now that when it comes to writing, the easiest, best project … Continue reading Draft One is Done: What I Learned This Time Around

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Thanks, Writing Day Workshop, Kansas City! #KCWW

Last week, I was fortunate enough to attend a Writing Day Workshop hosted in Kansas City. Here's my top-ten gratitude thought list (that's a thing, right? You think something and you're like, "Hey, I'm glad I just thought that."). Hooray for a one-day workshop in the Midwest! These are hard to come by, folks! Just having the opportunity … Continue reading Thanks, Writing Day Workshop, Kansas City! #KCWW

For Us Dreamers That Read ‘Between the World and Me’

Toni Morrison is right of course. Ta-Nehisi Coates' Between the World and Me, which won the National Book Award last year, is required reading. A lyrical letter from Coates to his teenage son after Eric Garner's murderer was not indicted, the text invites thought and response. I'll be focusing on his message for the Dreamers--especially the people who think … Continue reading For Us Dreamers That Read ‘Between the World and Me’