You Want to Be a Writer? Can You Take the Heat?featured

I received my first rejection letter when I was ten years old. My loving mother submitted a poem I had written to a publishing company and they responded with the obligatory “no thanks” message on their company letterhead (I still have that letter.) Undeterred, I continued to keep journals full of my poems, quirky stories Read more


The Significance of Scarsfeatured

“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.” (Kahlil Gibran) When you think about physical and emotional scars, we are always striving for a way to cover, camouflage or even eradicate them. They are constant reminders of a painful experience. Scars rarely occur from something pleasant or Read more