Season 2, Episode 027: Effra

The joy of pushing myself to learn how to edit sound bites as part of this one-woman show has me playing around with A.I. again. I wrote this “script” as a one-off extra credit creative writing piece for my Intro to Economics class for undergrad. I polished it up and…

Season 2, Episode 026: Cathouse

Guilliean reads her short story of the same name, based on the true story of her overhearing a neighbor complaining to their HOA about the existence of such a domicile in their family-friendly neighborhood. Stream it and read along with the text! The fried chicken clucked in Mr. Jackson’s stomach…

Lady Be Good: The Life and Times of Dorothy Hale by Pamela Hamilton

I thought the book was well-written, but I wasn’t on board with the pace of how things happened. I get that this was a fictional telling of a real woman’s life, presented as such from the beginning. However, it was hard for me to keep the details straight. I couldn’t…

46 words that describe positive feelings

As the custodian of your characters, be practical, realistic, and keep your readers on your side by allowing your character to experience setbacks and disappointments. Start your story with intention and leave a lasting impression on your readers.

Season 2, Episode 025: She

I decided to test out an A.I. named Salli to read my story this week. Listen and let me know what you think. Stream it and read along with the text! It was the same room as yesterday. The day before that, the day before that. One single-paned window provided…

Descriptions of light in words

Explore the physical properties and metaphorical meanings of light to help illuminate your writing. Whether you’re describing a vivid sunset or a moment of clarity, learn to use light words effectively and expressively.

Be a J.E.D.I. Leader, Not a Boss: Leadership in the Era of Corporate Social Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion by Omar L. Harris

Although I haven’t read Harris’ previous book, The Servant Leader’s Manifesto (affiliate link), I would consider Be a J.E.D.I. Leader, Not a Boss to be a spiritual sequel. His corporate background informs his argument about where corporate interests can grow in a way that serves their employees and their stakeholders,…