To quote the infamous Aaliyah, “I shouldn’t have left you without a dope beat to step to, step to, step to…” I know it’s been a while since my last post, but it’s all with good reasons. Plus, I have tons of new great things to tell you to help you on your journey. Keep hanging with me, please family!
Let’s unpack the “show; don’t tell” rule fellow writers. As word wizards, our job is truth seeking and truth telling. But it can be hard to communicate a thought or an image to the reader without guiding the horse to water, as they say. However, the hallmark of a [great] writer is his or her ability to get the horses to visualize the water for themselves.
I know many of you are excited about the book coming out this SUMMER 2019! So here is a quick update on where we are and what this project has meant to me! Thanks for the support!
Writing is a deeply personal experience that, when done correctly, pulls a lot of you as a creator. You are required to be an archaeologist of your own mind and heart.
Engaging plots are driven by engaging personalities. But are your side characters bringing down your story?
For all [great] writers, we are taught to write the books we want to read. Tomi Adeyemi has written the book we didn’t know we wanted THIS badly.
A writer’s greatest tool is reading. That’s the first way we learn what we like and what we don’t. So let’s talk about how [great] writers read.
Author. Poet. Mentor….Actor!
If you’re a writer or creative talent from a marginalized community, thank the creators and talent of this amazing film for blowing a whole in a door that we’ve been wedging open gently for decades.
There’s something so captivating about a fictional setting that lulls you into submission. However, there’s also something so disappointing about a world that’s unfortunately “beyond belief.”