Happy World Book Day! Here are My Two All-Time Favorites!

March 2nd was  World Book Day! I read that on Twitter. And the web. But if I Google “World Book Day 2017”, it tells me that it isn’t until April 23. So maybe I’ll do a post for that day too.

But in either case, I drafted this post for the 2nd and still wanted to share it with all of you. It may be a tad late, but it’s still going up and what’s what counts on my battle against procrastination and incompletion!

Today (well, March 2nd), writers and readers alike can celebrate the books that have changed their lives, the ones they’re writing and the ones that are to come. In honor of this day, I decided to share my two all-time favorite books with you! Check them out below and please share your own in the comments!

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Follow Me on Pinterest for Free Writing Resources!

I was told to try Pinterest as a way of building book mood boards, but it’s spiraled out of control and now I’m not only doing that; I’m curating loads of awesome writing content that can help you make your stories better through blog posts, vocabulary lists, infographics, and more! Read on for links and examples!

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The Versatile Blogger Award

I was nominated for writing tips and other thoughts! Thank you so much! Please check out these other wonderful bloggers!

Women are Everything

When ever I write something, If one person reads it, it feels like a thousand people read it to me.  I especially love when the result is a conversation, for or against, my position.  So, when I found that someone had nominated my blog for an award, I am humbled.  Thank you so much Meli, The Dream Yogi.  I appreciate the recognition and your support.

I didn’t know a lot about this award, but I understand it is a way for bloggers to recognize each other.  Below are the 15 bloggers I have nominated and to give everyone an idea about me, here are seven things about me:

  1. I have been writing since I was a child
  2. When I was in high school, I wrote a one-act play for an African American Studies class that was performed at a local play house
  3. I love hip-hop (even though I am…

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Creativity vs. Profitability in Writing

If you’re about to self-publish your first book or have already done so and found out that you can make good money with the right stuff,  you may wonder exactly what you have to write in order to optimize sales. Earning money for your blood, sweat, and tears is a wonderful benefit, but it shouldn’t be your primary motivation.

When you write with money as your goal, your work inevitably becomes more commercialized. Creativity’s shoved into the passenger’s seat while greed takes the wheel. Eventually, your books lose the distinct flavor that ties to you and become nothing more than manufactured products that are as easy to replace as if they were made on an assembly line.

This sounds harsh, I know, and it definitely doesn’t apply to all authors. Out of all the self-published writers I’ve seen and spoken to on Twitter over the past year and a half, I’ve only met one or two who were admittedly in it only for the attention and money it would garner them.  As I embark in a new direction with my own work, and see others on the fence and struggling on the road to publication, I wanted to write a post that would help put things into perspective. Continue reading “Creativity vs. Profitability in Writing”