So many ideas …

Does it ever seem like you have all of these ideas but you can’t seem to bring them to life? I’ve been having a problem lately with my mind. It keeps producing ideas faster than I can write them down. I guess it’s a blessing and a curse at the same time. This has always been a big problem for me. I get so passionate about something I get half way through writing and then something else pops into my head. It constantly happens. Is this normal? How do some of you more experienced writers stay focused on one story at a time. My mind right now is all over the place. Any tips on keeping ideas organized?

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Woman 2 Women//Where is the Love?

Be Free 2 Love

Let’s have an honest discussion friends!
I’ve been spending so much time trying to better myself, by learning to forgive, reminding myself to think more positively, etc.  With that being said, can you tell that I spend a great deal of time in my feelings lol?  A serious question parked itself in my overactive brain, until I decided to do more research into this.  I was able to reach out to a few of my followers, to gain their perspectives on why they believe many women are unable to from long-term and meaningful relationships with one another.
Where does this come from? Why?

I have always played around with this topic individually up until now.  I only brought up this sensitive topic, based solely from my recent encounters with other women.

Like I mentioned before, I followed up with my hypothesis by reaching out to other women.  I would love…

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Building A Book

Art Is Not For Sissies

You may (or may not) have noticed the intermittent, yet ongoing, production from my studio. There was the fabric dyeing day, followed by multiple screen printing sessions using my old thermofax machine to burn screens. Now, I’m finally turning the printed and dyed fabric into blank journals and sketchbooks.

Steps showing sewing on tapes. Top: The finished cover before the pages are attached. Bottom Left and Right: Shows what the in-process sewing looks like from the inside and the outside of the book.

The books have soft covers that I create by attaching the fabrics to Pellon Fuse-n-Shape, a thick, iron on interfacing that gives the covers some thickness without making them too thick. The binding is a variation of the coptic stitch and sewing over tapes. I like this binding because it leaves the spine exposed, and allows the visible stitches to become part of the aesthetics of the finished book. This binding is also sturdy and allows the book to lie…

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She Spoke Words

J Shakur

laspeaksShe Spoke Words

 She spoke piercing words that compelled my legs to disobey my direct order which inspired so many institutions of revolutions. Crazy right? A black woman indirectly telling me to sit down in such an aggressive manner so now you can only imagine the conflict stirring from my body,making a conscious decision to object law and override my verdict to move. When she spoke I listened, Analogies and philosophies so potent like her words couldn’t connote the state of surface. My chest moved to her rhythm “did we Forget?” My heart chased after her with the excitement of liberty and rooted purpose. She spoke words that manipulated the statuesque of logic and fragmentary perceptions. Assata Shakur, Nina Simone? I’m starting to see the connection. She imprinted on me in such a manner that my thoughts became her slave subject to her Lioness prowl. Passion fell from her lips, while I…

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Killing Main Characters

Johnny Reads

I don’t know about any of you, but I used to despise authors who killed off main characters. How could they, right? Especially if those characters are part of a series and the readers get so emotionally attached to them. It seems despicable!

I remember when a friend of mine went BERZERK after reading a certain modern series where the main character dies at the end. She was so utterly disgusted with the author, I thought to myself, “I’ll never kill off one of my main characters.”

But now, as a writer, I see the benefit and difficulties of a potential main character’s death. And, as a medical professional, I also realize how ridiculous it is for an author to work so hard to keep a MC alive. I can’t help but roll my eyes in disgust when I read about horrendous wounds and injuries and atrocities that happen to…

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Daily Inspiration

Be Free 2 Love


I’ve realized that for a long time, I was comfortable with just living.  That became super boring! I needed to switch things up, and push myself to try something new…even if it scared me!  My hope is that managing my time better will help make my week less chaotic, and provide me with the opportunity to grow and become closer to fulfilling my life’s purpose.

One new thing that I have started this week was to create a plan on what I wanted to do throughout the week.  My plan consisted of:

~Starting a meal plan (figuring out my meals as best as I could for the week from Breakfast down to my snacks): If not I’ll end up eating late since I’m throwing something together last minute.  I chose meals that included food options that i currently have at home.  If need be, I’ll stop by the grocery store…

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