Week 7 Showcase: Unshelve the Writer

We did it, my friends! We reached the completion of this inaugural 7-week writing challenge!!!!!! Though the challenge has come to its end, keep up the momentum. Perhaps you discovered a new genre you’d like to pursue further. Maybe you started a new story that’s taking you to unexpected places. If you need to goContinue reading “Week 7 Showcase: Unshelve the Writer”

Unshelve the Writer: Week 2 Check-In

Week Two – Character & Dialogue Fun fact – I love reality TV baking challenges! I can’t bake to save my life, but am so impressed (and slightly jealous) of those who can. Bakers create stunning artwork with their culinary skills, even when thrown a “twist” in the midst of the challenge. Since this isContinue reading “Unshelve the Writer: Week 2 Check-In”

Week 1 Showcase: Unshelve the Writer

We did it my friends! We completed the initial week of our seven week challenge. I struggled to be honest. Wrote bits and pieces, volleying between journaling and poetry until I settled back into the comforting embrace of fantasy. Whether you wrote 500, 1000, or 100 words, be proud of what you accomplished! (If youContinue reading “Week 1 Showcase: Unshelve the Writer”

Motivational Monday Poem: An Aunt’s Perspective

Confidence with each step Head held high Shoulders straight, eyes forward Four years in age With a soul wise beyond her years   Freedom, joy, inquisitiveness A sharp mind, fierce spirit A star shining bright Through the sun-soaked sky   To have but an ounce Of such confidence and knowing As middle age nears, WouldContinue reading “Motivational Monday Poem: An Aunt’s Perspective”

Motivational Monday Poem: A Storied Spirit

  Rise, Sweet Spirit And tell us your story Through sound, color, and motion   Dance, Artistic Spirit To a rhythm only you can feel Caressing the air Leaving traces of beauty behind   Love, Worn Spirit With all the passion deep inside Connecting to spirits unknown and scarred Embracing flaws as gifts   Rest,Continue reading “Motivational Monday Poem: A Storied Spirit”

Motivational Monday Poem: Shades of Grey

Daylight dancing with destiny Cascading over each surface Strength, inspiration, and heart Leading the artistic spirit across the floor   Moonlight streaming through crevices Revealing hidden beauty at every corner Magic, mysticism, fantasy Empowering the creative spirit within   Shades of grey blending into one Uniting life and the energy that surrounds For though ourContinue reading “Motivational Monday Poem: Shades of Grey”

Motivational Monday Poem: Feminine Spirit

I am a girl Different in body Equal in mind and spirit From that of my male counterparts   I am a lady Comfortable in pretty gowns With elegance and manners intact Beauty exists as much within as without   I am a woman Neither inferior nor superior Strong in a belief of acceptance forContinue reading “Motivational Monday Poem: Feminine Spirit”

Motivational Monday Poem: Genealogical Authors

ANCESTORS I carry with me the genetic links to my ancestors But the path I walk is mine alone to traverse I honor their past, the struggles and triumphs Yet I journey on towards an unwritten future   Their stories overflow with potential Yet mine remain at the mercy of the eraser I yearn toContinue reading “Motivational Monday Poem: Genealogical Authors”