poetry, Strong Women

Chyrstos Poetry

My waking hours have been filled with poetry and tissues this last week. The cold germs found their way past the daily vitamin C I take and turned me into a sneezing, coughing, dry mouthed mess. Thank goodness for the poetry. Last week, two poets presented an opportunity which I took because I love poetry… Continue reading Chyrstos Poetry

Chingonas, poetry, poets, Uncategorized

Braiding Words into Poems

It was at the AROHO retreat when words began to jam the inside of my head, seeking the way out, like never before. I wrote my first poem while I was in a workshop with Jillian Lauren , who taught "Writing on the Edge." Two days later I had two more poems. I thought in verse without… Continue reading Braiding Words into Poems

Uncategorized, Writing

Beyond the B*itch Session: Writing and Motherhood

Writing and motherhood is something thousands of writer's experience. I can hear several of you saying , "...been there, done that," or "doing that," this minute. One of the AROHO panel discussions I missed, because there were so many to attend, was "Beyond the B*itch Session: A Candid Conversation About Writing and Motherhood." Heard it… Continue reading Beyond the B*itch Session: Writing and Motherhood

Encouragement, Strong Women, Writing

Agent: What I Wish Writer’s Knew

After a short birthday break in beautiful San Diego, California, I'm back to my writer's world, feeling a little down. Like many writers one gets discouraged after a couple of years or five. I'm most happy when I'm writing stories, following the character on a journey, ending up in places I hadn't intended. I have… Continue reading Agent: What I Wish Writer’s Knew