Why you need to become a Steam Powered Giraffe fan-fo-life. How an obsession with SPG truly rejuvenated me.
So, when you feel sort of nihilistic (well, no, I guess you can’t be ‘sort of’ that), and all your wishing and praying for a better life seems futile when the reality is, your looking on the bright side in that moment does not change—no, it does not instantly change—your circumstance… when suffering itself feels like the only tangible absolute… how can you pick yourself back up?
More single gal writing advice (and slightly entertaining drama too!) Sorry that it’s been a while, fellow writers… readers… what are you? Write-eaders? Wreaders? Um, but when you’re reaching down into your most sensitive self to write in any case, and then while your hand… Read More
I’ll answer one more question about writing as a single woman—actually, as a single black woman—to wrap up the Writing when you’re single series… #3 How is being a black woman writer different? You’re the one who said it was, so no chickening-out, now. So,… Read More
The Writing When You’re Single series continues… this one’s a two-fer! #2 Writing on date night, and writing with a broken heart What about weekend nights—do you ever feel guilty for staying in to write if nothing else comes up? For this one, first let’s… Read More
Oh, yes I did draw a black Wonder Woman with cornrows… I’ve had some funny hehe (entertaining) and funny haha (oh, how embarrassing) moments writing as a single woman. Even as a black single woman, which adds another layer to what you may experience when… Read More
How I rocked, ro-bot-rocked my way to feeling recharged about writing… I get energized by really outstanding, super-weird creative people. And, Daft Punk’s feature in the June issue of Rolling Stone was so goddamned satisfying for a fangirl like me. They cover everything I’ve been… Read More
**I was upset, and I’m sorry. That wasn’t fair of me. All the mean stuff was removed. (Or, one of my novels) Guess what? Figuring out that whole ‘write-stories-based-on-washington-post-articles’ thing got too complicated. I do have something ready. It is really creative and heartfelt and… Read More
Once upon a time, a long time ago, I decided to make a brave second attempt at submitting something of mine to a literary contest. The first literary contest I’d ever entered was most likely a scam. I had to send them my piece and… Read More
This is some freewriting I once did for another unpublished novel manuscript I have. To get a sense of the protagonist Nirra’s parents, I wrote them without her, alone in their own home–and then in two moods: happy together, then irritated with each other. I… Read More