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Overwhelmed? Join the Club!

I have to admit that I am feeling pretty overwhelmed right now. Despite some very excellent advice (if I do say so myself) on finding time to write, I am VERY behind on the NaNoWriMo timeline. Tens of thousands of words behind. NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing MONTH. To “win” NaNoWriMo, one must write […]

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Countdown to 50! 100 Days of Workouts!

I can’t believe it. In 101 days, I will be 50 years old (God willing). Many of my friends have already reached this milestone, and they seem to be as awesome as ever, but it’s a whole ‘nother thing when it’s happening to you. I don’t think anything is really going to change when I […]

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Book Report: Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes (Coming Soon)

For the last few thousand years months, I have been trying to curb my spending and not buy, buy, buy. One of the easiest ways to stay out of trouble is to stay off of Amazon.com. That prime membership and one-day delivery makes it too easy to indulge, you know? So, imagine my surprise the […]

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Black Poetry: Homage To My Hips by Lucille Clifton

Black Poetry: Homage To My Hips by Lucille Clifton   All week long I’ve felt like a bull in a china shop- crashing into others’ expectations, rules and stereotypes. It took some black poetry to remind me that I have always needed space to “do me.” And, that’s ok. ♥ homage to my hips these […]

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6 Ways to Find Time to Write A Novel

  Finding time to write is always a challenge. Finishing an entire book can be especially difficult, but there is a way to do it, fast: NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month. For one month, November 1 -30, millions of insane dedicated people around the world put their lives on hold and write a 50,000+ word novel. I […]

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65 Books by Black Female Authors You MUST Read

It feels like only yesterday that I left home and went away to college. So many great things happened during my years at Wellesley College, but one of the most life-altering was taking a literature class: Black Women Writers. The syllabus was like a portal into another world. Unbelievably, before that class, I had absolutely […]

Queen Mother Book Trailer

I love the written word, but my ultimate goal for “Queen Mother” is to see it on the BIG SCREEN. I plan on sitting back in a movie theater, eating a big bucket of buttery popcorn and watching Nala, Adomi, Matai and the other characters- even Red Beard- do their thing. I already see Nala’s village, the boat being trailed by […]