The Freedom to Write

I have a writer's callous. Very few people in the 21st century maintain a writer's callous, the telltale indentation on your dominant hand where you normally rest a pen.  Composition after composition, frustrated hand and head viciously working together against time, all the answers having to come out of your tired phalanges. And yet, even … Continue reading The Freedom to Write

I Made My Book A Soundtrack

My buddy The Vibe Muse put me on to my new obsession, SoundCloud! What..? I can make playlists out of any theme I come up with in my head space? AWESOME! But really, what a handy vision-free tool. I'm a writer of sounds, which is why I like writing action stories, because I get to use furious, … Continue reading I Made My Book A Soundtrack

Turn It Up Tuesday! Salt N Pepa, The Hip Hop Muses

Let's close out Women's History Month with a musical group who impacted my most formative time-space moments: Cheryl 'Salt' James, Sandra 'Pepa' Denton, and Deidra 'DJ Spinderella' Roper! Collectively, you know them as Salt N Pepa. I remember my first encounter with Salt N Pepa. “Push It,” came on the radio, and I listened to … Continue reading Turn It Up Tuesday! Salt N Pepa, The Hip Hop Muses

Turn It Up Tuesday Double Feature: School ‘Em Sista!

To celebrate Women’s History Month, I am featuring TWO artists! One, a discovery: new to me, doesn’t mean they haven’t been out there for a while and the other, a reflection: I want to introduce you to musical artists whom influenced my wordcrafting, all women. I do not review, I do not critique, I merely … Continue reading Turn It Up Tuesday Double Feature: School ‘Em Sista!

#TurnItUpTuesday Megamix!

I couldn't decide on one particular song, as I have been pleasantly inundated with all forms of music during my bloggy break, so, I'll just pick the top four rotating in my headspace. Enjoy!   Genre: Hip Hop   Emotion: Pissed Off   Rationale: Yet another shooting in Killeen, Texas. http://youtu.be/_uCdtrN_Jh0 nbsp;Genre: Blues   Emotion: Smug   Rationale: She called me 'intimidating.' All I did … Continue reading #TurnItUpTuesday Megamix!