Writing

How to Declutter Your Frightening Writing Space

Please excuse my wording, but I have too much crap in my writing area. My bulletin board is cluttered with post-its, cards, and pins all askew. To make things worse, someone figured my room needed a few empty Amazon boxes, along with the cat's scratching treehouse, and I haven't filed bills in six months. Given… Continue reading How to Declutter Your Frightening Writing Space

Encouragement, Inspiration, Writing

Two Ways to Fight #Writers Fear

Let's be honest. We writers have several fears about writing. If we haven't published anywhere, we fear to call ourselves a writer. Many times we fear judgment about what we write, so we stall, procrastinate and write on the surface. We fear we don't have an MFA and don't know enough about the writing craft.… Continue reading Two Ways to Fight #Writers Fear

Creativity, Inky Girl, New Year intentions, Writing

Make This a Great Year Without Obsessive Resolutions

Happy New Year to all of you! I've spent a little time reading inspiring blog posts this morning and found a few that supported my view of New Year resolutions. Most of these have to do with writing but I'm sure the advice works in different areas of one's life. First, the post from author… Continue reading Make This a Great Year Without Obsessive Resolutions

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