An Explanation of ‘Hurdles’ & The Strong Black Woman Schema

“If I can just publish a poem per day and rely on my writing as a way out I’m sure that I’ll get through this last semester.” –SA Those are the words I whisper to myself as my skinny black body and Afro goes into each classroom trying to fulfill expectations. As I walk around… Continue reading An Explanation of ‘Hurdles’ & The Strong Black Woman Schema

Book Review/AOTD: For the Love of ATL Books 1-4 by Desiree Granger

Intro Ah! I’ve been itching to do a book review for a while now, but I’ve been binge reading! These novels were an entertaining four-in-one combo that will take you for a ride, I have so many thoughts. Allow me to share them with you! I took the time to create a YouTube video that… Continue reading Book Review/AOTD: For the Love of ATL Books 1-4 by Desiree Granger

I can’t finish… this book, what now?

Whether you’re reading or writing a novel it’s important to love what you’re doing. When you’re reading a novel, enjoy the plot, understand the characters, and live in the setting even if you never left your bed. But, if you’re writing a novel then that’s a different challenge, but still conquerable, nonetheless. You just have… Continue reading I can’t finish… this book, what now?

AOTD: S. L. McGee’s Voices on the Air

As of lately, I’ve been taking my time to get to know different writers in order to network and trade ideas. It’s been really fun learning about the various kinds of things that writers are creating. This writer, Shea McGee, I met on Twitter. I invite you to follow her because her work is amazing.… Continue reading AOTD: S. L. McGee’s Voices on the Air

How to Remain a Productive Writer

As a writer in this day and age, we often think that we don’t have all the time in the world to come up with all the things we would like to share with others. However, I challenge you to rethink that philosophy. If you believe that you don’t have enough time then you won’t… Continue reading How to Remain a Productive Writer

Political Novels or Woke Novels, take your pick

Some of the greatest books that I’ve read lately have a lot to do with politics, but not in the sense of what you may be thinking of (guns, wars, policies, and officials), rather in a different way. I like to define these books as being “woke.” I walked around saying, “I hate politics,” but… Continue reading Political Novels or Woke Novels, take your pick