This is probably one of the hardest writing decisions I’ve ever had to make, but I’m not doing NaNoWriMo 2019.Continue reading “Why I’m Not Doing NaNoWriMo 2019”
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”