Me Writing

I am noticing, as I continue on this journey of writing my memoir, that writing is my state of mind. I also notice that I take a lot of notes. But, it dawned on me the other day that notes are no good if I don’t read them. If I don’t use them. What I’mContinue reading “Me Writing”

Writers Tidbits

Read the screenplay alongside Netflix For film nerds and screenwriters: you can stream your favorite films through Netflix with the screenplay, side by side, in sync. It works as a browser extension for Chrome or Firefox. You’ll see when dialogue is improvised, what scenes are omitted, or when certain actions get emphasized. Try ScreenplaySubs. February isContinue reading “Writers Tidbits”

The Word

Amanda S. C. Gorman is an American poet and activist. Her work focuses on issues of oppression, feminism, race, and marginalization, as well as the African diaspora. Gorman was the first person to be named National Youth Poet Laureate. She published the poetry book The One for Whom Food Is Not Enough in 2015. YouContinue reading “The Word”

Book Proposal

Here I am on the threshold of writing my book proposal. With the guidance of Hay House CEO Reid Tracy and KN Literary Arts founder Kelly Notaras (http://www.knliterary.com) through the Hay House Writer’s Community. I am reading through the steps right now. I am trying my best not to get overwhelmed by this process. TheContinue reading “Book Proposal”

Getting Comfortable

I’m getting comfortable with my writing routine. Poets & Writers http://www.pw.org Here you can get a weekly dose of writing prompts and recommended books on writing. Poetry Prompt In the introduction to an issue of Ploughshares edited by the late poet Jean Valentine, who died in December, she says: “My dreams were very important to me rightContinue reading “Getting Comfortable”

Music & Writing

I was reading Austin Kleon’s newsletter (austinkleon.com) and in it he had an article by Valentina DiLiscia https://hyperallergic.com/author/valentina-di-liscia writing how Curator Ikechúkwú Onyewuenyi hopes to rouse a new generation of writers with “Chez Baldwin,” a 32-hour-long Spotify (www.spotify.com) playlist based on Baldwin’s vinyl record collection. What a collection he had! I’m still working way throughContinue reading “Music & Writing”