Racial Hate Unites the Holy City of Charleston, SC

The photo of the “Charleston Strong” print shown above is the work of April Knight. All profits from each print sale were given directly to the families of the Emanuel AME Church shooting victims. As the nation knows by now, on June 17th, 21-year-old Caucasian Dylann Storm Roof, from Columbia, South Carolina walked into the…

Thunderclap Campaign

Originally posted on The Quill Pen Writes:
Hi Everyone! There is currently a Thunderclap Campaign #thunderclap running to help boost the anthology presence around the world… I wonder if you would help us to reach our goal of 100 supporters? We’re at 84 and it won’t cost you anything but a few minutes of your…

Returning to the Fundamentals of Writing

In Stephen King’s book, On Writing; A Memoir of the Craft, he wrote, “… good writing consists of mastering the fundamentals (vocabulary, grammar, the elements of style) and then filling the third level of your toolbox with the right instruments.” I don’t know anyone that would disagree with Mr. King. I read a lot of…

Beauty Overcoming Fear

When you look at the photo of me pedaling along my favorite trail, a 10-mile trail that encompasses more nature than populated areas – fear is likely the last thought to come to mind. Why would anyone think of panic when you become one with nature, which is what we see happening in the photo?…

Feeding the Holy, crafting a spirit

Originally posted on Leaf of the Tree:
Photo: Thad Ring So many thoughtful souls keep us company when we’re on a path of creating. “Creativity arises out of the tension between spontaneity and limitations, the latter (like the river banks) forcing the spontaneity into the various forms which are essential to the work of art…

At the shores of discovery

Struggling with your writing process? Feel like you’ve hit the wall? Read Phyllis Edgerly Ring’s blog post below. Phyllis has the gift of explaining those moments that we feel we are sinking in quicksand, but her gift extends to showing us the way out.

You’re Not Alone – An Indie Author Anthology for Macmillan Cancer Support

Originally posted on The Quill Pen Writes:
After much international formatting and file assembly spread over two different time zones and several thousand miles, we have managed to get You’re Not Alone available for pre-order on both Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk the links for the respective sites are below. Amazon.co.uk  http://www.amazon.co.uk/Youre-Not-Alone-Author-Anthology-ebook/dp/B00Y5RCOOE/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&qid=1432472635&sr=8-10&keywords=You%27re+Not+Alone Amazon.com http://www.amazon.com/Youre-Not-Alone-Author-Anthology-ebook/dp/B00Y5RCOOE/ref=sr_1_14?ie=UTF8&qid=1432471513&sr=8-14&keywords=You%27re+Not+Alone Please help us…

My anger is real and just.

Originally posted on Magic of Stardust and Words:
Federico Bebber Warning. I’m super grumpy. I almost dread what’ll come out of my mouth. Skimming through my newsfeed, I detest the catchy psycho-babble nonsense that’ll cure your [insert any label] in 10 quick easy tips!” All I hear is blah, blah, blah.  Flip [scroll] the page and…

Pedaling And Writing My Way Through Life

Cindy, my best friend and I have been working hard to get ourselves on a regular schedule of alternating between walking across the Ravenel Bridge, from Mt Pleasant to Charleston and back to Mt Pleasant. This is approximately a 5-mile walk; to locating and discovering the local bike trails to change things up from time…