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Writing the books I never got to read #DontGiveUp

A lot of times writers are asked why they write, or–as Daniel Jose Older put it at Kweli’s Children’s Writers of Color Conference yesterday–why they came into the game. I’ve said it before, but it rings truer now: I came into the game to write the books I never got to read. And if not to… Read more »

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Repost: Why I Write

As a result of WriteOnCon (yes I will blog about it) next week and my need to finish up some revisions to my MS beforehand, I will be reposting a few of my favorite posts (I will post new posts just not as regularly). This is a repost of my first blog post on 6/25/12.

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Why I Write

I write to tell a story…whether it is the story of a child or a too executive I believe that everyone has a story that deserves to be told.

I write because it’s fun…writing for me is just like reading it takes me to new places, introduces me to new people, and if it’s especially daring can give me quite a thrill.

I write because without writing I don’t know where I would be…writing keeps me going when times are hard, it has gotten me out of some of my darkest moments.

I write because it’s what I’m good at…sure I’m good at many things but with writing its different, writing lets me know that I am amazingly talented even when I’m am ignored by others.

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I write because I’ve done it forever…I’ve been writing forever, when I was little it was my way of communicating to the adult world my thoughts and feelings and now it is the way I best express myself.

So why should I stop now?

Feel free to post why you write below!

Whimsically Yours,


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An Inspiring Quote and a New Challenge


I have this sort of obsession with quotes, I love finding quotes that inspire me and placing them in various places, phone & computer backgrounds, Facebook page etc… For the past couple months I have been especially obsessed with the quotes of Albert Einstein, he was such a brilliant man! But today I happened upon this quote by George Bernard Shaw, author of the play that inspred my favorite movie (My Fair Lady).