Originally posted on BookPeople: Yesterday we had the pleasure of hosting Texas Senator and Democratic candidate for governor, Wendy Davis, in the store to sign her new memoir, Forgetting To Be Afraid. Hundreds of people turned out to meet Davis, including one of the women whose letter Davis read during her famous 2013 filibuster. As a…
If I could live my life over again, what would I do differently?
I’ve been asking myself this question a lot lately. The last two years have consisted of countless changes in my life, a lot of evolution, and, as a result, a substantial amount of introspection.
While my list of regrets is long, I am not sure how many choices I would take back. So many of my bad decisions have molded and shaped the woman I am today …would I want to take them back?
There are people I occasionally wish I’d never met, but when I really think about it, I needed them in my life. Perhaps the role I let them play was too crucial, too impactful, but I needed their influence to push me to change and grow. They were the catalyst, the stepping stone in a process of transformation I needed to undergo, as…
I’m very excited to announce that my narrative poem, “Some Days,” will be featured in the Emerge Literary Journal, a physical (print) magazine showcasing poetry and prose from emerging writers.
Their journal is scheduled to come out December 2014, and I’m pleased to know that this will be my very first print publication. I’ve been added to their list of contributing authors. Here’s a snapshot of my bio on their page:
I look forward to getting a more exact release date, but for now… I’m just excited to know I have a December publication coming!
Optimistic for more publications in the near future,
WritingWednesday for March 20, 2013: Structure of the Novel
There is no single, perfect way to structure a novel. Every novel has its goals and the goals are served by the novel’s structure as much as the characters and setting. Even those who write without plotting to an outline can appreciate the fact that a novel must have a certain flow of tension to drive the momentum and structure is one of the keys to sustaining urgency. This week in #litchat WritingWednesday we’re discussing several of the most common ways for structuring fiction. Linked below are a few blogs and writing site articles featuring the structure of fiction.