Everybody has a story. And it’s not a “single-story” — you know, that one-dimensional, one-sided, flattened point of view brought on by images of bigotry and stereotypical tropes. No. It’s … Continue reading
She folded her arms across her chest, with one hand holding her red umbrella above her head while the other was
Omniscient point of view means I am the all-seeing, all-knowing narrator of my stories. It means I can be in more than one character’s head at a time. The trouble is … Continue reading
What are your greatest accomplishments so far? We often don’t take stock of what we’ve accomplished in our life, whether personal or professional. We’ve been taught that to do so … Continue reading
It’s difficult being different in a world that embraces sameness, uniformity . . . conformity.
“Just let go. Let go of how you thought your life should be, and embrace the life that is trying to work its way into your consciousness.” — Caroline Myss
“Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never—in nothing, great or small, large or petty—never give in, except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to … Continue reading
I spent a lot of time loving people who didn’t love me back, marrying men who weren’t dedicated to the marriage, confiding in people who used the info to harm … Continue reading
[Re-Post from Winter 2013-14] In Chicago, and all over the nation, we are experiencing record breaking weather conditions. Truthfully, I don’t mind the hostile weather. My big beef is trying … Continue reading
Fiction is a body of work that describes imaginary events and people. Keyword: IMAGINARY. That’s why I love fiction — I get to use my imagination and create worlds
United States Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote: People who live in difficult circumstances need to know that happy endings are possible.