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April 9, 2018

God's made all my dreams come true,

And now He's blessed me even more.

A beautiful love growing inside, that's soon due,

A love like I've never known before.

This new life will fuel my purpose,

Who I'll grind and secure the bag for.

The hardships I've faced, you'll never hav...

February 2, 2018

    There's no uniformed process when it comes to writing. Everyone must find their own way and perfect whtever works best for them. How does one keep their ideas organized? Do you use an outline? How do you create and develop characters? These are just a couple of pie...

December 14, 2017

    My love of fiction stems from the satisfaction I receive from the art of shaping and creating a story directly from my imagination. All of my favorite writers share and possess an innate ability to align and weave myriad and exciting characters throughout their sto...

November 23, 2017

Here are some more nuggets for writers:

1. Keep the wording simple and easy to follow.

2. Watch your word count. Ideally, you want to keep your book between 40,000 and 100,000 words.

3. Avoid overwriting ( i.e. The stifling and choking smoke made it hard to breathe vs. Th...

October 7, 2017

    After a month and a half of intensive treatment and therapy, I was discharged and taken back home. Fortunately, it was Summer and the ruse of a vacation covered for me. I normally don't schedule that much this time of the year anyway. Physically, I have no energy o...

October 6, 2017

    As the plane descended into Jackson, I took a few deep breaths, looked out of the window and took in as much as the city as I could. Along with my lingering anxiety, thoughts, memories, and feelings flooded through me as we landed. Tutweiler is only about one hundr...

October 6, 2017

    Tucker and Jada's wedding day finally arrived, and Tucker was beside himself with joy; nervous, but incredibly happy and excited. According to Viola, so was Jada. During the ceremony, both tears and rejoicing were clearly evident. Even I shed a few, being in the mi...

October 6, 2017

    Back in the states, I decided to move to Atlanta, Georgia. Being only a couple of hours from home felt strange, and tempting to say the least. It's July 4, 1976, the nation's bicentennial birthday as well as my eighty-fourth birthday. My health's fading, but I'm gr...

June 19, 2017

    Another near death moment survived, but unfortunately, two more lives taken by my hands. Once again, I was on the run , but this time with no particular destination- just far enough for a new start and a new identity. Hopefully someplace where trouble won't find me...

    Before I could cradle the phone, Heather joined me in the family room with a concerned look on her face. " Is everything ok, love?"

    " Yes sweetheart, as a matter of fact is. That guy on the phone was my nephew Rudy, Juanita's son."

    " Your sister Jua...

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