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  • Excerpt Time: I Felt Like Sharing…

    …an excerpt from the followup to Don’t Let Me Fall. Ciara, Nick and Faraji will return in May + a new character. Meet Aaron Kincaid.  As I mentioned on Facebook, my visual inspiration for him is Luke James.  Bass and heat. It felt like they walked through the front door to hell. Club Graffiti, small and narrow, […]

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  • My Miserable Characters

      This is so true–self-published author Hugh Howey captured the dichotomy perfectly in this tweet. I always feel guilty about what I make my characters go through, but otherwise, it’d be a pretty boring and unrealistic story if life was perfect! As a writer, their actions, reactions, obstacles and victories can be a heavy weight. I […]

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  • #BeingMaryJane: If The Shoe Fits

    So it’s been a while since I did a Being Mary Jane Download. I have plenty of excuses–my problem with procrastination being one of them. As I’d confessed before, I have a love-hate relationship with this show. One scene Mary Jane is getting on. all. of. my. nerves. sometimes. Then after a few minutes, I […]

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  • Storyteller of the Week: Shonda Rhimes

    “Everyone always says to me, ‘Why aren’t there more people of color on television?’ I’m like, ‘Why don’t you ask a bunch of people who aren’t putting people of color on television why there aren’t more people of color on television?’” Remember how I talked about how much I HATED reading? Well, not only did […]

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  • Did Ya’ll See This 2.22.14

    I’ve been way delayed in NYC and figured I’d brighten up my own spirits (and hopefully yours too) with some of my fav enlightening and entertaining content of the week! Hello Cupid Girls Return [Black and Sexy TV] I’m a huge fan/supporter of Black & SexyTV and was intrigued that they were going to experiment […]

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  • One Day at a Time

    President Abraham Lincoln’s timeless words often capture my attention and I am really excited to feature him as my Storyteller of the Week. While story telling has become a cornerstone in political strategy (you know how every politician gives a ‘real life example’ of someone affected by policy), I believe he remains one of the […]

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  • Fear Is Learned Behavior

    I haven’t read any of Marianne Williamson’s books, but I have read been completely motivated/transformed/inspired by her quotes. I’m thinking about checking out her latest devotional, A Year of Miracles and wanted to highlight her as my Storyteller of the Week. No, she’s not a fiction writer, but her words breathe life into the story of our […]

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  • Did Ya’ll See This [2.1.14]

    What a week. Here’s a round-up of my fav articles, news, and happenings! My Home State Had A Pretty Cold Week We gave it a bunch of names #SnowJam #Snowpocalypse. The upside is that we’re slated to get 70 degrees on Sunday. Black & Sexy TV Gets HBO Deal [JetMag.com] Y’all know how much I love web […]

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  • Why Do You Get Up in the Morning?

    Hans Zimmer is my Storyteller of the Week, so you’ll see a bunch of his quotes on Facebook. I’ve talked about how his scores are on my must-have writing playlist and he often provides the perfect soundtrack. When you think about it music is one of the best forms of storytelling. The emotions notes evoke are amazing–you see […]

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