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Oftentimes, many people interested in writing ask the usual questions. Why did you become a writer? What should I write? Should I bother to publish? How do I go about getting published? While perusing my Twitter feed, I see these questions often from those who have found themselves in the warm and welcoming Writing …

POV vs. Perspective Illustration

As a member of the #WritingCommunity on Twitter, there’s always interesting and fun tweets to be read. I especially enjoy the questions that fellow authors and artists ask one another. One of the questions I’ve seen more than once has been about point of view (POV). Is it ok to use more than one …

"The First and Last"

It’s been about two months since my last post. I haven’t been paying attention to promoting myself much. I certainly haven’t been posting as much on my author social media pages because I was taking a birthday break. Then, that break turned into the COVID-19 pandemic that has everyone worldwide as its reluctantly captive …

Currently, I’m experiencing a very interesting situation. As I mature, I’m finding that I get more honest with myself, which in turn, almost forces me to be more honest with others. I’ve always been the type to tell the truth, especially to friends and family. In fact, I’ve had people tell me that I’m …

While checking my author Twitter page (@ro_deidre) one day, I see a tweet from fellow writer (@MagicalOverload) declaring it was her niece’s eighth birthday. “If you could give your 8 year old self any advice…what would you say?” My reply was the following: “Don’t be afraid to make a mistake. You’ll learn more from …

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” – MLK   Yesterday was the revered day of service known as Martin Luther King Day, which, in this day and age of hashtags, is #MLKDay2020. Growing up in the 80s and Black, all …

Welcome into a new year and a new decade! 2020. This is a time where most people are already doing their New Year’s resolutions and when people are the most reflective. It’s a time to consider what happened on the past 10 years and what you would like to happen over the next ten. …

I haven’t posted on here in a little over a month. That could suggest one of two things: I’m the laziest writer on the planet, or life happened. While I tend to berate myself privately at times, this time life happened. Although I wasn’t writing out blog posts in their entirety, I was still …

Like many authors, I’ve always loved reading and writing. The only thing I’d say I love more would be music, which speaks to the soul vibrationally. Personally, I’d say that writing does the same. I could list numerous authors and their works across various genres that I’ve loved over the years, but there are …

As I mentioned in my previous post, I used writing to express my emotions. Writing, for me, has always been a way to untangle the balls of feelings inside ever since I was a young girl and my mother gave me my first journal. Even when I attended elementary school, my favorite class was …