Do you think that there is any added pressure on Black women in genre fiction to be “a certain way”? For instance, do you think it’s more difficult/less acceptable for Black women to be portrayed as: Uncertain Insecure Vulnerable Quiet Submissive Add your own adjective There are some books, specifically those in which the femaleContinue reading “How To Be The Perfect Black Woman”
Reposting since the polls weren’t working for some of you.
I've been getting some really good questions about Elias The Wicked (especially about Kennedy), so I'm planning a Q&A. I haven't decided if it'll be video or chat-based yet; it depends on what's easiest for everyone. This is just my quick announcement (I'll follow up with details later) so everyone can get their questions ready. I'llContinue reading “Q & A – November 14th”
If you're a person who struggles with anxiety/depression/etc, how have you been handling things lately? I've found social media to be a major trigger for my anxiety, primarily because what comes down your TL is not easily filtered. I'm not able to watch police brutality videos, and Vanessa Guillen's story, I can only keep up with from externalContinue reading “Feelings Check In:”
Hi loves, I have wondered, often, about the telltale sign that I am in love. Don’t get me wrong, I have loved before. He knows who he is (no, not you, him), who he was. I still think about him and even though things got awful between us, I tell myself not to focus onContinue reading “The Litmus Test of Love”
Why is it that in the dark, even irrational stuff is crazy? Like, I took off my glasses, noticed the bathroom door was open, went to close it but then saw a figure on the shelf. My first thought? “How did a long-necked turtle get in my bathroom?” It was a box flap. A…box…flap. Jinkies.
It is the temperature at which paper burns. I read the book (many moons ago) and just finished watching the HBO special. As usual, Michael B. Jordan did an excellent job of portraying a man with two opposing ideologies battling within him, all using the smallest shifts in his expressions. As movies do, it wasn’tContinue reading “Farenheit 451”
When my schedule frees up some, I’m thinking about holding writing workshops. I am always looking for ways to improve as a writer, and maybe some of you are doing the same. I would love to share my knowledge of what I already know as a writer, editor, and reader. For instance: “Thirty minutes later,Continue reading “Writing Workshops”
Although she needs no introduction, this week’s author spotlight will be on Genesis Woods.