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 […]
[freecodesource.com pictures] Back in February while I was still in Lubbock, I dreamed about being back home in Lake Charles, LA and all the time I would spend in cafés, sipping on the decadent lattes I love and writing. I moved back to Lake Charles on March 1. I have been in no cafés since my return. […]
Have you ever been moved to change? It’s a question that’s at the heart of my short story “I Wanna Get Off Here,” which is available in the wonderful, eclectic collection, The Corner Cafe: A Tasty Collection of Short Stories. available for only 99¢ at Amazon On June 14, fellow CC author, Morgan Mandel, talked […]
When’s the best time to shift POV in a story? I talk about this in my latest Writing in 140 post at The Blood-Red Pencil! Come read the post at B-RP and offer your thoughts!