About Collision by Kristen Granata Merritt Adams was used to taking care of herself. With her mother's selfish abandonment, and her father's shocking suicide, she is convinced that nobody will ever stick around for long. However, after she is mysteriously rescued from a fiery crash, Merritt needs to learn how to accept help, and love … Continue reading Review for “Collision” by Kristen Granata
It is Women’s History Month and I am a survivor of sexual assault. I don’t feel like my silence is benefiting anyone anymore.
I recently wrote about my experience for a friend’s #MeToo book, so I will not rehash the details here.
I am not writing this to point fingers, to assign blame, get attention or take advantage of the movement.
I am writing this for me.
I am writing this for my daughter.
I am writing this for the men and women around the world who are silenced in their fear, their shame and their guilt.
It happened almost 4 years ago. I was about to turn 30. I thought I had made it into the clear. I thought I was safe. My mom had used the R word to deter me from behaviors as a teen. Don’t drink, you’ll get raped. Don’t sneak out at night, you’ll get…
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For close to a year, I have been gathering stories from women around the world. These stories are their real experiences with sexual harassment, sexual assault, and all types of abuse. I was moved to put this collection together after I began writing about my own assaults and I realized that I found it very … Continue reading #MeToo Book Now Available
Hey Readers, Writers, and Followers! So, I just realized that NaNoWriMo ended four days ago and I never wrote a blog update with my final thoughts on National Novel Writing Month 2018. Oops. Slacker status over here… like usual. But I will proudly say that I was NOT a slacker last month. For the first … Continue reading End of NaNoWriMo / Beginning of December 2018 Update
The most challenging month of the year for writers across the world begins in one and a half days. On November First, National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, begins. NaNoWriMo is an internet-based challenge that encourages writers to write 50,000 words or more in just thirty days. Chris Baty started the project in July 1999 … Continue reading National Novel Writing Month 2018
Hello Readers, Writers, and Bloggers! It's been a while since I have checked in with you. My health hasn't been the greatest lately, so I have been busy taking care of myself instead of blogging. But, I do have a couple of new projects in the works! If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram … Continue reading #MeToo: A Collection of True Story Crimes Against Women
Happy Write About It Wednesday, Writers! I hope you are having a creative and productive week this far. This week my family has been passing around a sore throat, which is the inspiration for this week’s writing prompts. Plagues, illnesses, diseases, and cancers have all played a huge role in history of our world, contributing … Continue reading Write About It Wednesday – Down With The Sickness
Gothic Literature is a sub-genre of romanticism consisting of novels and short stories, which emerged between 1800 and 1850. Gothic Literature focuses on the grotesque, desolate, and mysterious usually including supernatural or horror motifs to show the evil inside of humans. Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Joyce Carol Oates use settings, events, and characters … Continue reading Creation of Gothic Tales through Settings, Events, and Characters
Hello, Writers! We’ve made it to Hump Day! I’m very excited to talk about one of my favorite fiction genres this week. Gothic Fiction. Gothic Fiction is dark and twisted and as a writer you can have so much fun with the genre exploring the dark sides of human nature. Some of my favorite Gothic … Continue reading Write About It Wednesday – Gothic Fiction
Happy Friday, Writers! This weekend, as I mentioned on Write About It Wednesday, I am doing a book signing at Lubbock-Con, an all-inclusive convention for authors, artists, comic fans, general pop culture, and cosplayers of every variety. This will be my third year at Lubbock-Con. It has been an amazing experience each time. I love … Continue reading Free Topic Friday – Book Signing