Coming into the journalism major, I had a lot of new things to learn. The writing style is so different from what I’m used to, and I spent the majority of my first year at Messiah learning how to write in AP style.Continue reading “Writing for Journalism – Articles, Columns, Scripts, & Editing”
I like to refer to this semester as my most creatively productive semester, as well as the most refined my writing has been so far in my life. Not only was I writing short stories every week, I also wrote heavily for a journalism class and participated in NaNoWriMo.Continue reading “Fall 2017 – The Semester of Short Stories”
Publication Date: January 1, 2010
Lavinia is an indentured slave, brought to Twin Oaks after her parents died on the boat ride to America. On the plantation, she’s taught to live a life with the slaves, raised by a tight-knit family under the watchful eye of Mama Mae. The biggest difference? Lavinia isn’t a slave like the rest of them and can have a life far beyond her imagination.
Belle is a slave on the Twin Oaks plantation. Beautiful, smart, and given favor by her master, she’s the envy of her master’s wife. Harboring a secret that very few people know of and a deep love for a man she cannot have, Belle finds herself subject to the limitations of being a black slave during the 1800s. When Lavinia comes into her life, she’s tasked with caring for a child who seems to understand nothing about the careful boundaries and grey lines of life on the plantation.Continue reading “Review: The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom”
Five novels meant coming up with ideas five different times that could develop into 50K word stories.
I think one of the biggest questions that artists, creators, any person who is a creative type gets is “How/Where do you find inspiration?” And the thing is – there isn’t one solid answer.Continue reading “Finding Inspiration for Stories”
Why publishing and not actual journalism? I mean, if I’m getting a degree in journalism and have been training in the field, why not work in that field?Continue reading “Wanting to Work in Publishing”