Most people who “know me” know me will be able to answer this question: Who is Shonell’s favorite author? Answer? Bernice McFadden. Almost 20 years ago, I was an undergraduate and needed to come up with an idea for a research paper. I wanted to examine the portrayals of black women in fiction, and by […]
When working on Make Your Writing Bloom, my very dear sister from another mother and fellow writer Samara King suggested I add callouts in the book that contained quotes worth remembering. Below are a five quotes from MYWB to think on! Writing (or not writing) affects your body, mind, and spirit. ||||||| Fear can push […]
I think every author at some point is asked why they wrote the book they wrote. My answer to that question in regard to Make Your Writing Bloom is a simple one—I needed this book. I had languished for quite some time in the pit of no writing. I was doing plenty of editing. I […]
Make Your Writing Bloom, a book to help writers who are stuck (in writing) get unstuck, is written by writing evangelist Shonell Bacon. Shonell is a Jacqueline of all trades and a mistress of some; her primary goals are to educate, entertain, and excite her readers and clients. She adores words and the stories that […]
This week’s word is writing–specifically, what I am writing these days. For a long time, my writing was centered on writing comments on students’ papers and on editing clients’ manuscripts. However, before I was a teacher and before I was an editor, I was a writer. I AM a writer. And now more than ever, […]
If you’re a writer, you should be writing. Point. Blank. Period. And I’m one to talk because I’m a writer who is NOT writing, but I know I SHOULD BE writing, and that knowledge riddles me with guilt.