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“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

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“Why am I compelled to write? . . . Because the world I create in the writing compensates for what the real world does not give me. By writing I put order in the world, give it a handle so I can grasp it. I write because life does not appease my appetites and anger…

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We write because we believe the human spirit cannot be tamed and should not be trained. Nikki Giovanni

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“The whole point about vision is that it’s very individual, it’s very personal, and it has to be confessional. It has to be something which hurts – the pulling out of it and putting it on the page hurts. Art can be about the individual writer’s response to his or her condition, and if that…

Yep Positive – It’s Monday!

Before you hit snooze on your alarm, clock, cursing the heavens for the intrusive and loud bussing that is ricocheting like wildfire through your brain, remember the reasons you set your original goal, whether it was to get up an hour earlier to work on your latest work-in-progress, journal, meditate or work out. Normal 0…

5 Things I’ve Learned So Far in 2014

Four months down for 2014 and it has been an eventful one for me. From new writing schedules, projects, opportunities, and personal growth.  I am of the thought that my writing and real life are blended, intimately woven within one another, akin to an intimate dance–where one foot moves the other follows in rhythm.  1….

Quote: Zora Neale Hurston

“There are years that ask questions and years that answer.” ― Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God

Quote : H. Jackson Brown

“Watch the sunrise at least once a year, put a lot of marshmallows in your hot chocolate, lie on your back and look at the stars, never buy a coffee table you can’t put your feet on, never pass up a chance to jump on a trampoline, don’t overlook life’s small joys while searching for…

Quote: Toni Morrison

“Like any artist without an art form, she became dangerous.”  Toni Morrison,  Sula

Quote: Marilyn Monroe

“I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they’re right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.” ― Marilyn Monroe