Should You Write Daily?

I recently read a discussion loop on the topic of writing every day, and I was surprised at how many writers felt it would be impossible to find so much extra time in their lives.  I have to admit that I laughed out loud for just a few seconds. Do they think that writers who write every day have extra time? Imagine sitting around with nothing to do, until we authors finally say to ourselves, "Oh, I know what I can do with all this extra time I have. I could write a book!"...more

Are instruments instrumental in deciding musical genres?

5 Reasons Being An Artist Is Awesome

Enjoy a guest post today from my lovely blogger friend Erin, who writes and showcases her beautiful art at!   ...more

The Women Who Entertain You: Sarah Ward

The Helpman and Green Room Award winning Sarah Ward spoke to us about how she ended up traveling to perform as both herself and her character, Yana Alana.How would you describe yourself as a performer (or Yana Alana as a character)?...more

Hanging up the cleats for music?

With the advent of computers and smart phones, the way we experience music seems to be changing. Short videos are everywhere, and I just read an article how piano stores are closing because fewer children are taking up instruments.  Not what I wanted to hear!  And it seems that nowadays sports are a priority and music education takes a backseat at home and in some schools....more

Zora Neale Hurston's Spirit is 124 Years Old.

Once I was finally led through Their Eyes Were Watching God in a college program, I came to love Hurston for her ability to conjure the exact sounds of the speech which resurrect for my imagination the voices I had heard back home and beyond, lonely for them now in my strict English language program. Though many people I know own the book, it still suffers from not actually being read. What accounts for this renewed interest among the black women I know is that Zora Neale Hurston benefited from a massive revival afforded by Oprah’s stamp....more
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"Zora Neale Hurston? Aw...she caint write."

Zora Neale Hurston, courtesy of Florida TodayOn eve of Zora Neale Hurston's birthday, I recall how I first came to meet her ...more