I am a freelance writer, a fan of publications like "The Sun," (whose motto is personal, political and provocative). I am a Mom, teaching m kids above all to use their talents to fight for the underdog and make a difference by helping others. I share all of my experience (losing a child who was deemed a "vegetable" because of oxygen deprivation at birth - medical negligence; losing a house in 3 2005 hurricanes in Fla, then all of our assets. Now older and on welfare. I write about the reality of Big Brother and I write about the power positive thinking.
Connect with me online! My site, blog, or Twitter handle are:
none of these yet
Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
"Boxcar to Manhood," (under Toianna Gump) http://www.allthingsif.org/archives/1942, 3rd place and $50.00 prize. Affirming one of the life lessons Rudyard Kipling encouraged in his venerated poem “IF” in non-fiction. “If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs and blaming it on you.”
"Self Awareness Grows Out of Silence," Winter: Women’s Stories, Poems and Inspiration for the Season of Rest and Renewal, Tending Your Inner garden, Winter anthology, published April 2012.
Media outlets that I currently write for:
My writing is:
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Services I offer to other writers:
none yet, but have done some reading of their work and editing
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My professional associations:
not coming off the top of my head...have had serious health issues, some of which are neurological (including memory gaps)
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Toianna, Just waving hello. If you’re looking for places to connect here and your write longer fiction (or think you might like to), we’d love to have you join us in the Novelists (Struggling or Not) group.
Hope you enjoy it here, and best of luck with your writing.
"Brooke! I know, I know, there are days that become weeks when the muse has absconded, without leaving a forwarding address; the train has left the station and you aren’t on it; the transformer has blown and there’s a major power…"
Oh, I get you. I just wanted to put in a word for close reading and slow writing! I'm happy to kill my darlings (or at least put them in a scrap file for another day) when I think I'm being too discursive and forgetting…"
I agree that there is a beauty to "slow" writing, and franky no-one ever accuses me of too much action in my writing. I am on the slow side. However, I find my readers/editors want a clear story arc. Even if slow paced. And that is…"