Are writers just glorified sluts?

Writing is like prostitution. First you do it for love, and then for a few close friends, and then for money. -MoliereIs it true?Am I sell-out?Am I just a whore with a pen?There’s been this romanticized idea that a writer should be one who is in full service... Read the rest here....more

How to be the Queen Bey of your writing career?

In case you haven’t heard, let me fill you in on the latest. Beyoncé Knowles, the Queen Bey herself, dropped a new album on Thursday with no fanfare. No leaks. No gimmicks. Absolutely nothing but 14 tracks and 17 videos released on iTunes. She is quickly stealing the show from all the pop divas who released albums this year, is now the second selling album of the year and sold: 828773 in three days, according to Billboard charts. You don’t have to be a fan of her music to realize that this is pretty significant. What can we as writers learn from this?...more

Playing the race card

Where is this alleged race card that people accuse minorities of playing? Is it hidden up my sleeve? Is it in a special deck that only people of color receive in the mail? Do we carry it around in our wallets to flash when we falsely accuse all the kind and benevolent people around us of discriminating against us? Continued at PenPaperPad....more

This is not the dream you are looking for

Dear 'Murica,I fear that we're doing it wrong. I do not think Dr. King's intended message was for us to be one Nation twerking together, "Someday...that all little black children and little white children would be twerking on a stage wearing teddy bears suits to the horror of parents." On the other hand, maybe we should be less worried about the predictable self-destruction of a post-Disney (very young) adult and more concerned with ensuing war in Syria? Don't worry, Miley will help us find it on the map....more

On becoming a Weather Wimp

I live on the gorgeous island of O'ahu in Hawai'i. Land of Spam musubi and rainbows. I followed my boyfriend here (long story) going on three years ago. The weather doesn't change a whole lot. That's probably why it's such a destination location.  Generally, there's sunshine, occassionally cloud coverage and it rains more in the Winter. Still on my part of the island, it doesn't rain all that much. Temperatures stay around 80 degrees plus or minus like seven. ...more
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