Writing For Change Speaker Series: Presented by Writers and Editors of Color Takes Place Every Sunday Morning @ 9 AM PST

Today's topic was "The Words We Choose Matter," and I think it's important to reiterate to some of my followers how important a statement that is. You can find the link at the bottom of this post and in the green lettering above. I think it's important for me to write about writing because I'm … Continue reading Writing For Change Speaker Series: Presented by Writers and Editors of Color Takes Place Every Sunday Morning @ 9 AM PST

#Writing Shamelessly, And Other Questions on Your Mind

"Where, When, How, Did Free Writing The Way You Do, Become A Thing For You?" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0llyRfGysk This is where it started for me. A lot of my influence comes from John Hughs's films. Pump up the Volume, Sixteen Candles, all the stories of the 80s and 90s that talked about youth being disenfranchised, alone, left … Continue reading #Writing Shamelessly, And Other Questions on Your Mind

Do You Ever Think You Suck As A Writer?

Growing up I wanted to be a Lawyer, a Teacher and an Astronaut. The thing that all three of these things have in common is that they are all things people told me that I would never be. No one ever had the guts to tell me that I wasn't going to be a writer … Continue reading Do You Ever Think You Suck As A Writer?

Whose Voice Is More Important?

I think I am trying to practice the art of telling my truth in different voices, in other words, "character creation." It's hard when you're creating characters to ensure that they all have a different tone, a different vibration so that the story doesn't become stagnant. And I think that this is is what I … Continue reading Whose Voice Is More Important?

New Chapter: The Blessing Ceremony

How you gonna make any fucking money if you give the thing away? I hear those words and all I can say is I don't give a fuck about the money. It's not about the money it's about the craft. So error's and all this is the first chapter of The Book and it's yours … Continue reading New Chapter: The Blessing Ceremony