Discover Your Writer’s Voice

Discover Your Writer’s Voice

I attended a writer's workshop, and it altered the way I see myself as a writer when it comes voice. Don't you love when that happens? I had the opportunity to sit under Professor Balcarcel, who reminded writers how complicated and elusive it is to find your unique voice. What makes it complicated and elusive [...]

REBLOG:Mind your own womb

I had to reblog and share this because too many times people make comments and ask questions devoid of the pain behind them. Many times a woman delay in pregnancy is not her immediate choice. People may mean well but should think twice before asking someone when they will have children, get married, do…you feel in the blank. This blog articulates why you should think before asking and reiterates how its none of your business anyway.

Nadirah Angail

pregnant bellySomewhere there is a woman: 30, no children. People ask her, “Still no kids?” Her response varies from day to day, but it usually includes forced smiles and restraint.

“Nope, not yet,” she says with a chuckle, muffling her frustration.

“Well, don’t wait forever. That clock is ticking, ya know,” the sage says before departing, happy with herself for imparting such erudite wisdom. The sage leaves. The woman holds her smile. Alone, she cries…

Cries because she’s been pregnant 4 times and miscarried every one. Cries because she started trying for a baby on her wedding night, and that was 5 years ago. Cries because her husband has an ex-wife and she has given him children. Cries because she wants desperately to try in vitro but can’t even afford the deposit. Cries because she’s done in vitro (multiple rounds) and still has no children. Cries because her best friend wouldn’t…

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Christian Writer: How Real is Too Real?

Christian Writer: How Real is Too Real?

I’m often torn with how “real” to be, when it comes to writing. I’m not a cookie cutter Christian and I don't want to pretend to be. Christians make a huge mistake of pretending to be something we are not. We are flawed, we make mistakes and sometimes, our actions do not match what we profess. Don’t [...]

May Author Showcase

May Author Showcase

Here are the May authors! If you'd like to be featured in June's Author Spotlight, submit your name, genre, brief description of your book, contact info, and a copy of your cover to Ebbyslane@gmail.com In addition, I have a blogger's showcase coming up.  Send a brief description of your blog to Ebbyslane@gmail.com to be featured. Jordan [...]

Preparation DFWCON: The Experience

Preparation DFWCON: The Experience

The hardest part of attending a conference is stepping out of my introvert comfort zone and being in the midst of a crowd of strangers. Yet, there is a rush I cannot describe that accompanies doing something I've never done before. I plan to walk in there with my head held high, which isn’t very high since [...]