Poetry

You Are Brave: A Poem

In a time of so much fear and pain, I thought this poem might be suitable. I don't think we tell people enough that they're brave. That they're strong. That they're enough. We seem so set on tearing each other down. So. You. Are. Brave. You Are Brave Here, even amongst the stars that burn… Continue reading You Are Brave: A Poem

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It’s OK If Productivity Looks a Little Different

Show of hands--who planned to use this quarantine to CRUSH their writing goals? Who planned on writing novel after novel, their energy pouring out in gallons? *raises hand* I definitely did. Guess how many words I've written in the past month? Probably 5,000, at best. And you know what? That's perfectly fine. I'm the sort… Continue reading It’s OK If Productivity Looks a Little Different

Writing Tips

Why the “Strong, Independent Woman” Cliche in Literature is Harmful

This post might not sit well with everyone, and you might disagree, but I ask that you all please keep your comments respectful. Thanks! If you've read any novel written in the last ten years, you're bound to have seen the strong, kick-butt woman stereotype. They're either the lead or play a pivotal role in… Continue reading Why the “Strong, Independent Woman” Cliche in Literature is Harmful