What Should I Write?
T.G. Our passion to write comes from the heart. We are passionate about subjects we choose to write about and the appreciation and attention received from our audience. However, our passion can unexpectedly become the beginning of our demise. We almost demand attention from our readers because our goal is to create an unforgettable impact […]Read More
When Creating Prose Empties the Soul of its Pain
By Barbara Ann Cerda | Contributing Writer A week passed and the booze and seclusion did little to stop the pain that stole my sleep and kept the tears flowing. The sudden loss of my friend, lover, and partner seemed more than I could handle. I thought all was good and right with my world. A great […]Read More
It is Back to School
By Barbara Ann Cerda | Contributing Writer Cooler days and carnal autumnal colors announce the awaited freedom for author moms to return to the business of composition. New school clothes and the scent of just bought supplies bring to mind comforting images from the art of Charles M. Schulz and Norman Rockwell. Lonely playgrounds come alive with […]Read More
The Future of Video Promotional Content Holds Real Promise
By Barbara Ann Cerda | Contributing Writer While debating on the how to or which promotional avenues work best in transporting your masterpiece into the realms of a digital rock star, consider this. Creating episodic videos to promote your book(s) can propel your bona fides as a high-ranking author and a New York Times bestseller. Like forecasting […]Read More
Why Children’s Books?
T.G. According to the article, Nielsen Summit Shows the Data Behind the Children’s Book Boom, the children’s and young adult genres were the largest areas of industry growth in 2014. Let’s face it, Hollywood loves children’s books. Throughout the years, our local multiplex theater had shown film adaptations of many popular children’s books – Charlie […]Read More
Is a writers’ raison d’etre inherent or created?
By Barbara Ann Cerda | Contributing Writer “I felt that I had to write. Even if I had never been published, I knew that I would go on writing, enjoying it and experiencing the challenge.” – Poet Gwendolyn Brooks She wrote 75 poetries and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for her poem Annie Allen. Gwendolyn Brooks attended […]Read More
Holiday Retrospect with Lillian
By Barbara Ann Cerda | Contributing Writer Blended family tables hold the greatest wealth of prose rich in storylines and tales that mirror the diverse human condition. The holidays have passed leaving us with new memories of the common familial conversations that center on a mixture of personal politics and daily living while visiting our dinner table. […]Read More
Are Writers Born with Muses?
By Barbara Ann Cerda | Contributing Writer During the act of composing, a writer’s brain cells liberate the biochemical substance dopamine, along with other potent mood altering bio-substances. Writers own truly unique mind tools. I will not belabor within this small commentary on the documented neurological data that support why writers have amazing brains. The artists that […]Read More
The Pen is Mightier than the Sword…but….
By Barbara Ann Cerda | Contributing Writer That is a very old adage. Nevertheless, like many sage mutterings that have stood the test…it bespeaks little truth. The spirit that forms the thoughts that is translated to common language is the magic worker. The ghost must speak to a level of understanding that will move the reader or […]Read More