Live Your Best Week!

Writers, creatives, artists, students! Want to have a better week? Incorporate these simple steps into your routine: Go to bed free of distraction so you that you can wake up with intention. Yes. Early. No excuses. No ifs, ands, or buts. A better week starts with a better day, so make the most of it! Eat… Continue reading Live Your Best Week!

Belonging: Essays that Highlight the Relationship between Presence and Identity

Being a woman of color in predominately white spaces can be conflicting. Read how these women rose above it. I quit my media job when the company did't care about diversity by Rowana Abbensetts  via The Tempest "In an organization that uses Black and Latino faces at every opportunity, I found it appalling that there would… Continue reading Belonging: Essays that Highlight the Relationship between Presence and Identity

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

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

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

Spring Cleaning Tips for Writers and Creatives

Want to be more productive with your craft? Follow these steps. 1. Remove the clutter. An over abundance of "stuff" can cramp your mind and creative process. 2. Organize your notes. Look through those random items that contain your ideas and brainstorming. What is important? What is not? What have you completed? What do you still… Continue reading Spring Cleaning Tips for Writers and Creatives