Tag: encouragement

Through You

Recently, I’ve been doing a lot of postings of encouragement to other writers on Instagram. I think one of the reasons is because part of me is really nervous about receiving my editor’s notes on my latest manuscript. I go from “Why isn’t she…

A Better View

We are never truly lonely when we love what’s in front of us. (my Pinocchio paintings photoshopped on pixabay’s background photo) Recognize the background photo?

Step Away from the Ledge

What are you doing way up there? Are you trying to branch out? Expand your horizons? Or deaden them? How many ladders do you need? Are two not enough? Really, you don’t need ladders. Get down off that ledge. It won’t solve anything and,…

Filling the Sinkhole Together

There has to be a loophole for us who still believe in justice, freedom and our rights amidst dishonesty.   This gap won’t last much longer for together we’ll encroach to fill the sinkhole with the hearts we’ll never let them poach.   Hands…

The Way of Things

I remember this, my last conversation with Papa. He, trying to alleviate our pain. But I heard, through his bravado the saddened beat of my heart submerged in deep water no knowledge of how to stay afloat grief no words could express He said,…

Quelling Dispair

    Life by Charlotte Bronte LIFE, believe, is not a dream So dark as sages say; Oft a little morning rain Foretells a pleasant day. Sometimes there are clouds of gloom, But these are transient all; If the shower will make the roses…

WRITING – 101

You are born with thoughts     and grow up looking for new beginnings and alternative endings.         top: photo credit bottom: photo credit

What does it mean to educate?

It means having a sister like mine. Words cannot express how proud I am of her. Pat has forever changed the lives of so many people including the ones who struggled and fought to be the first in their families to receive a higher…

Mornin’ After the Beatin’

  After Cono’s dad beats the tar out him the night before, Cono’s grandpa Ike (who witnessed the beating) shows up the next morning with an extra horse and a bit of wisdom. (Cono is ten at this point) No Hill for a Stepper–…

I’m Noi-vus!

  My third novel is finished. I love Emma June, Scooter, moonshine-maker Miss Helen. I love Emma June’s determination to find her mama and bring her back home. I love the heart-warming elements, the dialogue… So why am I┬áNOI-VUS? Tomorrow I will send The…