People and their characters

People have asked me before if real people influence my characters. I would say yes, but to a point. No single person impacts a character. If anything, multiple people morph together into one character. Two or three people may become one. If I copy and paste a real person into my novel, that's not a … Continue reading People and their characters

Real Monsters

I used to believe that monsters lived under my bed. They loved scaring me in the dark. “That’s where they stay,” Society told me. “Where they belong.” But Society also ordered me to keep my stomach flat so people would like me. Short hair was for men. Lesbian. I couldn’t drive. I couldn’t lift anything … Continue reading Real Monsters

Three Days, Three Quotes Challenge – Day 2

As a lover of quotes, I'm grateful for this challenge. Thanks so much to George from The Many-Storied Building for this nomination. He has a brilliant blog over there that's a great read. Check his website out if you got the time! The Rulebook: 1. Thank the person who nominated you. 2. Post a quote for three … Continue reading Three Days, Three Quotes Challenge – Day 2

Superchick inspires writers

As writers, inspiration is our fuel. We need inspiration as much as we need water. Growing up, I listened to a band called Superchick all the time. This band is the most inspiring band I’ve ever known. If you've never heard of them until today, check them out. I’ve composed a list of their most … Continue reading Superchick inspires writers

Why I write

there's no greater movement inside of me than when their faces shine bright from something I've created from nothing   the something may make me cry make me fall into self-doubt but there's a beauty from the pain   the beauty brings smiles onto people's faces the smiles give me a rushed feeling the rushed … Continue reading Why I write

Sneaking around to write

For the last few days, I've been sneaking around. Or at least I feel like it. I have everything I need: iPhone, iPad, and a Mac laptop. Trading through them, I always have something to write on even when I'm supposed to be doing something else. Nothing can stop me from writing. Writing isn't something … Continue reading Sneaking around to write