A Screenplay: Her Office by Sierra Ayonnie

Her Office is a screenplay that I’ve been writing. It was an open assignment for class and I could have written this movie about anything, but instead, I chose to write about something that means the most to me, the treatment of African Americans. I love my culture, it influences a lot of what I… Continue reading A Screenplay: Her Office by Sierra Ayonnie

The Top Five Things Everyone Ought To Know About Being a Writer

I hate when I’m in conversation with people and they ask about what I want to do with my life, well… to be honest, I just want to write. I’m sure that many writers can relate to this because it’s what we were called to do. But, there are people that don’t understand that writing… Continue reading The Top Five Things Everyone Ought To Know About Being a Writer

The Five Most Important Steps to Staying Motivated When Blogging Solo

Now, if you don’t know, please know that I am a student. This is my last semester and it’s my hardest in that I’m juggling work, class time, and writing all in one. But, what I’ve found to be my greatest challenge is staying motivated to blog through it all. Many of my avid readers… Continue reading The Five Most Important Steps to Staying Motivated When Blogging Solo

How to Make the Personal Political: On Making Statements in Fiction Work

If you’re a writer you probably came to the craft wanting to express something. If it didn’t have anything to do with your personal life perhaps you needed to get your voice across about an event, opinion, or even retell a story. In that way, you knew that you had words that needed to make… Continue reading How to Make the Personal Political: On Making Statements in Fiction Work