Short Stories

#Freewrite: An Old Year’s Resolution

1 Jan , 2017  

Helen kept them in a clouded glass jar by her bedside.

Personal Stuff

The Survivor’s Guilt of 2016: Lessons and Living Life Loud

31 Dec , 2016  

How do, folks. I just opened up Facebook to a reminder of this (not particularly funny–oh the shame!) meme I posted last year:

Writing Advice

Authenticity and Your Writing Voice: Finding Who You Are and What You Have to Say

25 Oct , 2016  

Young writers hear so many writing rules, but they usually boil down to variations on one thing:

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Writing Advice

5 Things I Learned On My Journey to Getting Published

1 Aug , 2016  

This year, my first novel Heartsnare will be published by Lethe Press, and I couldn’t be happier. It’s been a long road to get to this point. Heartsnare has been with me, in some form, for nearly six years, with elements of it even older than that. To say I’ve been dreaming of this would […]

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Daily Happiness: Six-Year-Old Girl Shows Kindness to Homeless Man Who Lost Everything

20 Jul , 2016  

Kenyatta Lewis of Norfolk, Virginia, recently took to social media to tell how her daughter went out on a limb to comfort a crying homeless man who recently lost everything. Her daughters actions also seemed to inspire other people.

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Daily Happiness: Kids Playing Pokemon Go Rescue Some (Not So) Wild Hamsters

19 Jul , 2016  

Pokemon Go is everywhere right now, and there’s been a slew of both praise and negativity for the game that has taken hold of the world and said “I choose you!” If you want something to smile about, here is a sweet story about two young people¬†who happened across a box of some twenty hamsters […]

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Daily Happiness: Spoken Word Poet Sarah Kay Performs “The Type”

18 Jul , 2016  

Sarah Kay is a storyteller of our times, with a gentle, captivating style that means when she speaks everybody listens. “The Type” is a blazing message of empowerment for women about what it truly means to love. Enjoy.  

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Daily Happiness: A Dance Tribute to Orlando that is Beautiful and Moving

15 Jul , 2016  

There have been many wonderful tributes to the people who lost their lives in the Orlando tragedy, and it is crucial to highlight how this attack impacted the Latinx queer community especially hard. That said, the following tribute came across my Facebook today and I had to share it.¬†Directed by Damian Siqueiros and performed by […]

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Daily Happiness: Highlighting Refugees and Their Stories

14 Jul , 2016  

Not only have refugees often had to leave their homes in the most violent and devastating circumstances, they can face a range of hostilities when they reach their new countries of residence. But this article from Positive News gives voice to seven refugees who talk about the moment they felt they were home in London, […]

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Daily Happy: Lindsey Stirling’s Pokemon Dubstep Violin Cover

13 Jul , 2016  

Dubstep violin queen Lindsey Stirling is already a phenomenon, and anyone who follows her work knows she just keeps getting better and better. But what happens when Lindsey mashes up with another phenomenon: Pokemon? Bringing a smile to my face today is Lindsey’s dubstep remix of the (Western) Pokemon themesong, complete with incredible costumes. This […]