What Creative Writers, Journalists, and Bloggers Can Learn From Eachother

The distinction between creative writers, journalists, and bloggers is important to note. But truth be told we can all learn a lot from one another. Especially since our skills are utilized in different ways. Creative writers develop poems, short stories, novels, and screenplays. Journalists write well researched and investigative pieces or interview personalities and celebrities. Bloggers… Continue reading What Creative Writers, Journalists, and Bloggers Can Learn From Eachother

Conference Checklist: How to Have a Productive and Enjoyable Experience

Writers, bloggers, students, and professionals! It's time to get ready for your favorite overnight conferences and workshops!   Before you go, make sure to prepare and: Plan Ahead Don't leave packing and scheduling to the last minute. Make sure you prioritize beforehand. Print out your tickets and agenda in advance. Keep these items in a… Continue reading Conference Checklist: How to Have a Productive and Enjoyable Experience

We Need Diverse Books

Boys and girls across the nation deserve to see themselves in the books they read. When their minds are open to reading, their minds are open to learning. Characters that reflect the fullness of humanity in regards to culture, background, nationality, and interests will ultimately challenge perspectives and implement more inclusion. The children matter. It's… Continue reading We Need Diverse Books

Poets that Energize Us

Poetry has a profound effect on all those that embrace it. The poets that I listed below have valuable advice and insights for writers. I hope that these quotes can inspire. "We must create work that refuses to leave this world the same as when we entered. We do not have the luxury of only… Continue reading Poets that Energize Us

Ten Poetry Collections by Women Writers

Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur Phenomenal Woman by Maya Angelou A Few Figs From Thistles by Edna St. Vincent Millay Bone by Yrsa Daley-Ward Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth by Warsan Shire The Lost Lunar Baedeker (Poems) by Mina Loy On the Bus with Rosa Parks by Rita Dove My Father Was… Continue reading Ten Poetry Collections by Women Writers

Maya Angelou Empowers the Youth

Here is some #MondayMotivation for students who may be returning back to school and for those seeking inspiration. Find a cozy place to relax and take in each word for all that it's worth. Today's post features Maya Angelou  who was one of the most influential writers in my journey as a scholar and educator.… Continue reading Maya Angelou Empowers the Youth