36 KILLER WRITING TIPS FROM STEPHEN KING #reblog

I’m printing these tips out and putting them up in my writing nook. I suggest you do the same. Great post!

1. “Put your desk in the corner, and every time you sit down there to write, remind yourself why it isn’t in the middle of the room. Life isn’t a support system for art. It’s the other way around.” 2. “Write with the door closed, and rewrite with the door open. 3. “There are […]

via 36 KILLER WRITING TIPS FROM STEPHEN KING — A NOT SO JADED LIFE

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[POEM] Ode to Tupac Shakur

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Young, gifted and black,
That was his acclaim.
A notion highly controversial for some,
But the facts still remain the same.

He was a vigorous spirit,
Unable to accept failure or defeat.
A new-age king with lyrical delivery both poetic and profound
Spiritually speaking from the streets.

Thug passion was more than just a tattoo or exotic drink,
It became a state of mind for a man moving,
A rose growing in front of a mirror.
That single rose that grew from the concrete.

And when he saw his reflection,
Black power covered him, even guiding his sight.
But seemed to get lost on sexism and coastal rivalries.
Rivalries that could be charged for the loss of his life.

I remember a single tear,
Falling at the sound of that news.
I never knew him personally,
But that still didn’t change that he was all that I knew.

He was a movement,
One that almost broke hip hop.
But that destruction would’ve been worth it.
Cause he would’ve built it back stronger than we every thought.

From the ashes arose a destiny,
Rumors entangled with living mystery.
Naw he’s not going to die. Not today.
His words breathe life into reality. Machiavelli.

So yeah, a bear does shit in the woods and wipe his ass with a rabbit,
Don’t you see?
There will always be truth and honor behind a plight as beautiful as his,
Imperfect and strong. Irreplaceable and Outspoken. A true living legacy.

R.I.H.

Love, DNC

[Video] DNC does the Decatur Book Festival

Tomorrow, I’ll be featured as an Emerging Writer at the 2016 Decatur Book Festival. I’m super excited, nervous, scattered-brained, confident and all that other stuff. If you’re in the Atlanta area, come out tomorrow, Sept. 4 at 1:50 pm to get a little passion-fy for the soul! Follow me on YouTube as I vlog my way through this adventure. A new video is up!

Behind the Scenes snapshot