South Florida Writers Of Color Literary Magazine, 2nd Edition…

You can. You should and if you are brave enough to start, you will. Writing is magic as much the water of life as any other creative art. The water is free so drink. Drink and be filled.  ~Stephen King   The world is never the same once a good poem has been added to it. ~Dylan Thomas The Ralph Hogges and Benjamin Cowins, South … Continue reading South Florida Writers Of Color Literary Magazine, 2nd Edition…

What Inspires You? 38 Things Writers Share…

The Only Limit To Our Realization Of Tomorrow Will Be Our Doubts Of Today. ~Franklin D. Roosevelt Music, passion, travel, the rain some shared. Once a staff member fell seriously ill. Apparently she hid it from most but as it progressed, it became more evident. Word finally reached me in my role as HR. That was when I called to tell her of the concerns raised … Continue reading What Inspires You? 38 Things Writers Share…

Writing Woes. Writers Share 21…

Time. Overthinking. Distractions. Those were some of the thoughts from writers as they reflected on the issues encountered when they want to write. Here I share 21 as writers chimed in response to the forum question: What do you struggle with the most when writing? 1.Time 2.Starting 3.Grammar 4.Self-doubt 5.Ideas 6.Focus on one topic / idea at a time 7.Setting 8,Remaining focused 9,Getting paid 10. … Continue reading Writing Woes. Writers Share 21…

For The First Time…

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Mid-life she decided to move to Paris. A dream she always had. With kids grown and little or no responsibilities she decided to take the plunge! She bought a house exclaiming “it’s my first time”. Adventure I thought about that. I have had many first times. An explorer and lover of adventure, I have sky-dived for the first time. I… Continue reading For The First Time…

Life’s Simple Things…

The simple things can be really powerful. ~John Taffer Deprived. Deprived of sleep. Deprived of food, love, or the ability to satisfy life’s basic needs of shelter and more can create longings so deep, words can hardly describe. Suffering a lack of benefit that is considered important… that’s the meaning of deprived. I spent a week traveling by plane, train, bus, taxicabs, and on foot across our … Continue reading Life’s Simple Things…

Do Not Let Your Fear Hold You Back From Your Destiny…

You Cannot Let Your Fear Hold You Back From Your Destiny. You are to feel the fear and do it anyway. Do it broke. Do it scared. Do it nervous. Do it trembling. Do it with help. Do it on your knees. Do it with courage because you don’t want to end up wondering what would have happened if you had more courage. ~T.D. Jakes Continue reading Do Not Let Your Fear Hold You Back From Your Destiny…

Tyler Perry’s Dream. An Inspiration To Dream Bigger. 4 Icons Speak…

Dream. Then Dream Bigger. I think it’s pivotal in everything that we’ve done, everything that we’re doing still, that we continue to try to motivate and inspire people,” Perry told The Associated Press  October 5th marked an historical achievement. Tyler Perry became the first black American to own a major film studio. An achievement that has left many motivated and inspired. Oft we frown on … Continue reading Tyler Perry’s Dream. An Inspiration To Dream Bigger. 4 Icons Speak…

17 Ways To Inspire Creativity…

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Who would have thought a flock of birds would create such havoc? Yes indeed. Though extremely rare as one in a billion, it happens. The movie Sully shared the real life story of the pilot whose quick decision saved passengers on an aircraft he was flying. He landed in the Hudson River, and Miraculously saved over 150 lives. It’s a… Continue reading 17 Ways To Inspire Creativity…

Why Writers Write…10 Reasons

I write because there’s something in me that needs to come out.  I am at peace when I write. Writers write for many different reasons. Some personal, experiential, or environmental. Christine Caldalzo created a pictogram of 10 reasons writers write. Here I share 10: 10 Reasons Writers Write They love to write To express their thoughts To communicate To share experiences To tell about events To … Continue reading Why Writers Write…10 Reasons

Write Not Under Stress Or Duress But From Inspiration…

Who are you fooling? Can you write a book in 2 days? Absolutely! But only if you are inspired with  the words just flowing like milk and honey from what’s deep down inside. It might be an experience that tugs at your heart through inspiration, trauma, dreams or more. No edits, just letting the words flow. The Stress To Write I was chatting with a … Continue reading Write Not Under Stress Or Duress But From Inspiration…

Interested In Starting Your Writing Journey? 18 Tips For Beginners…

Read a lot. Write a lot. And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt. ~Sylvia Plath Tips gleaned from experienced authors to those interested in venturing out on their own writing journey. Write. Keep writing. Read a lot so you understand how … Continue reading Interested In Starting Your Writing Journey? 18 Tips For Beginners…