A Fangirl’s Dream Comes True (MYWB)

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 […]

Quotes from Make Your Writing Bloom

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 […]

WHO Is Behind Make Your Writing Bloom?

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 […]

Check Out My Latest Piece “The Ups and Downs of Storytelling” at Daily Tablet

Do you know what the Daily Tablet [link] is? Daily Tablet is a brand-spanking new site, and its goal is to deliver the latest, greatest, hottest and coolest writer-friendly stuff directly to your inbox each weekday. I recently joined DT as a DT Expert, someone to help inspire writers to…well, WRITE! My first monthly post […]

Two Tips to Spark Your Writing ~ Latest The Write Life for You Article

Becoming a Lifelong Learner of the Craft of Writing By author, editor, educator Shonell Bacon aka ChickLitGurrl™ The Write Life for You is a series of articles on the writing craft. Since 2008, I have written articles focused on building character, developing a solid plot, and harnessing a writing style–to name a few. November’s article […]