Latino Literature, Writing

Building A Writing Portfolio One Story at a Time

An Anthology of Poetry and Prose, Harvard College Press Once in a while, one of my mom's stories gets a hold of me and begs to be written. A few months ago, she told me of an experience she had. She saw spirits. I wrote a blog post about it, but her story was more… Continue reading Building A Writing Portfolio One Story at a Time

Encouragement, Writing

When You Need a Kick in the Writing Butt

Half of August is gone and September is rolling into view. A lot of stressful events occurred in the last few weeks (life between the sheets of paper) but they aren't my stories to tell right now. They belong to my family but I can share some of my own more positive days. I'm deep… Continue reading When You Need a Kick in the Writing Butt

Revision

Peaches and Preparing the Grid to be Ready

It started with a peach tree. My tree is a dwarf second-year tree that I thought wouldn't give many peaches especially since my mother said I didn't 'cull' the tree months before. What do I know of culling? I grew up in housing projects of concrete and asphalt for a backyard. We did have one… Continue reading Peaches and Preparing the Grid to be Ready