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An Emerging Battlecry, A Powerful Memory

Senator McConnell employed a seldom-used rule on Senator Elizabeth Warren last week, but in the end, his words unleashed a new battle cry for thousands if not millions of women. His attempt to quiet her angered people to the point where his quote trended on Twitter and became a business enterprise of tee-shirts, cups, and demonstration signs.… Continue reading An Emerging Battlecry, A Powerful Memory

Chingonas, Encouragement, Latino culture, Sandra Cisneros, Strong Women, Wisdom, Writing

The Wisdom of Sandra Cisneros

I read an article about the author, writer, poet Sandra Cisneros turning 60 years young. To celebrate, she dressed up as a cake-A. Cake-and celebrated in her new town of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. This is why I call her a chingona. Strong, fearless, badass (in a good way). "I have never felt younger or… Continue reading The Wisdom of Sandra Cisneros

Revision, Writers

Rejection and Persistence-The Writing Life

I saved this Ray Bradbury quote. Not because I plan to wallpaper a room with rejection slips but to remind myself that my list of rejection e-mails for two of my manuscripts amounts to maybe a quarter of a wall. Rejection emails don't phase me too much anymore. With a click of a button, they slide… Continue reading Rejection and Persistence-The Writing Life

#WeNeedDIverseBooks, Writing

NaNoWriMo Madness or The Only Way to Write A First Draft

Yes, I'm slogging through the madness of NaNoWriMo. The video above is a good indication of how we NaNo-ites or NaNo-etta's feel about now. I could only take three minutes of the video. She's a good singer--sorta. I've been typing words upon words, compiling hundreds, then thousands. Fifty thousand words is the goal; 1,667 words… Continue reading NaNoWriMo Madness or The Only Way to Write A First Draft