(1) Remain honest: Anything you wouldn’t say offline, don’t say it online. While the Internet is vast, it is also small—in that, it has an excellent memory and doesn’t forgive. Cache is the best catcher and Google, the online equivalent of James Bond. Nothing escapes the Internet’s eyes. Read more here.
Whether we like it or not, ever so often, like an unwelcome houseguest, rejections creep upon us. It doesn’t matter where you are in your writing career or the number of books you have published; rejections lurk around us writers like shadows. Even after having nine books in the market, every time that I receive a rejection letter, it hurts and stinks….
As National Poetry Month reaches into its final week, we thought a poem would be a great way to continue the love. Read more here.
2014 started with a bang. I wrote nonstop. By the fourth week into the New Year, I had a bunch of personal essays and poems that were accepted in cool magazines and journals. I would kiss the snow, write, workout, and drink lots of chai… Read more here.
The fact that I wear multiple writing “hats” is what keeps me sane as a writer. The more I think about multi-genre writing, the more I am intrigued by the many possibilities that it presents.
2012 and 2013 were dark years for me. I worked extensively on social issues affecting women—including, but not limited to, violence against women. Researching, writing, and editing articles, poems, and essays meant interviewing female survivors of violence; family members of victims; and, in general traversing through and unraveling a lot of inhumane situations. Being exposed to such unimaginable hopelessness and pessimism and reliving them via my writing, there were days when I saw nothing encouraging about humanity.