Poem: Shower

Poem: Shower

Shower Could this heat wipe me away from yellow tiles and parquet floors and doors I struggle to keep closed? Could I be swept away entirely? I watch water form rivers down my belly, electric red streaks. I stand strong under the barrage, let the mounting pressure...

The Importance of Reader’s Reviews

This post originally appeared on the Tall Poppy Writers blog. Learn more about the Tall Poppy Writers, an awesome group of women writers that I’m a part of, at TallPoppies.org. “Your words are as important to an author as an author’s words are to you.” Those...

Disabled Writer Reading List

Post Last Updated: September 26, 2016. This list was inspired by my panel presentation at the Creative Writing Studies Organization Conference in September 2016. An audience member (you know who you are) asked who I would assign in a nonfiction writing class—who are...

Writing Angst Overcome

For the past few weeks, I’ve had writing angst. Most writers get it. If you’ve had it, you know what I mean. Symptoms include lack of desire to write; feelings of meaninglessness, pointlessness, and, you know, angst; even feelings of anger toward your...