Book Reviews · Writing Mentors · YA-related

Book Review: “Tempests and Slaughter” YA Fantasy by Tamora Pierce

HOW IT BEGAN... Ok my friends, this...this is going to be a doozy of a post, indeed! I'll explain why a bit later. First of all, a few of you responded to my poll from the post two weeks ago, where I asked what content you'd like to see on this blog in 2021. I… Continue reading Book Review: “Tempests and Slaughter” YA Fantasy by Tamora Pierce

Writing Mentors · Young Writers

Discovering Poet Amanda Gorman

Good afternoon my friends, As of today I will be posting weekly on Wednesdays. Also, I'm experimenting with showing the full posts on the blog homepage instead of excerpts; let me know which style you like more in the comments. Poet Amanda Gorman Last week we discovered writer Marge Piercy, a feminist and prolific writer… Continue reading Discovering Poet Amanda Gorman

In the Family · Writing Mentors

Discovering Writer Marge Piercy

My fellow writers and readers, I'm always very excited when I get to discover a new writer! Today we're discovering poet, feminist, and novelist Marge Piercy. Born in 1936, she is a New York Times bestseller known for her frank biographical writings, her writing about social concerns, and her unabashed upholding of women's rights. She's… Continue reading Discovering Writer Marge Piercy

How Writers Write · In the Family · Writing Mentors

From Daily Grind to Daily Mind

In these days where many are still in quarantine, some might have forgotten the daily grind; others remember it all too well. As we work from home now, or more often, we don't find ourselves missing the daily commute, the way lunchtime flies by, or the freezing A/C at the office. Sometimes writing can feel… Continue reading From Daily Grind to Daily Mind

In the Family · Writing Mentors

“Still I Rise” by Maya Angelou, & Thoughts on 2020

Please note, the art in this post is by: David Lupton, for the Earthsea series. THOUGHTS ON 2020 Wow my friends, so much has happened since my last post...this year has been so brutal to so many, in so many ways...I am left without words, honestly. That is a little embarrassing for a writer to… Continue reading “Still I Rise” by Maya Angelou, & Thoughts on 2020

In the Family · poetry · Writing Mentors

Poetry Inspirations – Rupi Kaur

Rupi Kaur Contemporary Poet - Rupi Kaur Today, I'd like to share something from contemporary poet Rupi Kaur. She exploded onto the market a few years back, in 2014, with her collection Milk and Honey. Since, she has gone on to publish other collections. She is renowned for articulating the feminine experience and for being… Continue reading Poetry Inspirations – Rupi Kaur

Writing Mentors · Writing News

The Fast Track Writing Course

Holidays...or Horrible Days? Happy Holidays, everyone! I hope you all had an amazing Christmas, if you celebrate it, and that you're excited and revving up for 2017. Our topic today is a fantastic course that my friend heads up. But first, I want to just do some holidays talk. Personally, I feel excited about 2017.… Continue reading The Fast Track Writing Course

In the Family · Writing Mentors

Seeking A Foreign Guest Post About Writing

Guest Blog Post Extravaganza! Hi everyone, Today I was thinking it would be extremely fun to have a guest post from a foreign writer on my blog. By 'foreign' I mean anyone who is not a citizen of the United States; I do not mean a person has to speak a language other than English.… Continue reading Seeking A Foreign Guest Post About Writing