HAVE YOU DONE THE READING?

I am honored to do this first (of many!) crossover event for THE WRITERS’ BLOCK PODCAST!

Follow The Writers’ Block Podcast and Written In Melanin Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play and Spotify!

The incredible C.M. Lockhart is champion of Black writers, as well as her own spaces: Written In Melanin Podcast.

For this cause, what began as an hour-plus conversation on her platform, became a two-part event which we covered erasure, discouragement, publishing, and the need of people whom don’t read (at all) whom try to argue with you.

Hint: If you have only read White authors, you are not well-read.

I am excited about this event because it is rare where Black writers can be candid, vulnerable, and open in a space where they will be heard before they can be criticized.

Here is to more conversations and more crossovers!

Here We Go: Back To Writing Month!

Note: There will be 30 days of posts as well! Let’s get to work!

This is my favorite time of year!

This is the time of year where I get to do what I love to do–moreso!

This is month where I through my Coach cap on encourage the writers in my space to get back to the thing they forgot over the summer. Namely: writing.

So, for the next thirty days, there will motivation, encouragement, pop-up lives on my FB Page (Jennifer Bush-Harris), and writing prompts.

It’s a time to get ready for NaNoWriMo also!

Here we go! Let’s get to work.

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Encouragement Pages-08/26/2022

The time you make to write is never going to be in vain.

The time you make where you tried to write is not wasted.

The time you could have written and decide to do something else is a reminder that some things may be more important than writing.

Yet, you are not powerless–unless you believe you will be.

You bend time–time cannot bend you.

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August 2022: ASPIRATION

When I was 13, I told my Reading/English teacher that I wanted to write 4 novels. She dismissed that, without ever saying my name. And I have chased that ever since. Stories with my name on it! The feeling of having something complete with my name on it, and people buying it.

That feeling never gets old. Ever.

What I have discovered in this 28-year journey with 8 years in active writing and publishing, I am still that 13-year-old girl wanting validation, dreaming of attending NYU and becoming a best-selling author. I take her with me–everywhere!

She is my aspiration. All power, fire and searching for blank pages.

I have given myself permission to be great–and now, I must be.

Now, I will be.