Competition is like a Jazz Band

Fellow Creatives, We have to rethink competition. We have to stop comparing ourselves to others in unhealthy ways. It’s only beneficial to look at another’s gifts in genuine admiration. Void…

Create Your Arrangements.

Think of yourself as the song, as a song. You live within the structure. You create the arrangement. You create the constraints in which you live in. You can make…

Be an Inkwell: The Importance of Raw Expression

Many writers, when trying to express themselves lean into unhelpful thoughts. Thoughts such as, “What do I know?” or “Why would anyone read my work?” or “I have nothing worth…

There is no shame in starting small.

As a writer, the thought of putting my soul into a piece of work and no one caring is scarier than losing my wallet, keys, and cellphone in one sitting….

Creative path, big risks, and legacy.

Writer & editor of one of my favorite online publications (byrslf.co), Joel G Mwakasege Jr. interviewed me for his site. In the interview, we talk about my creative path, taking…

Being Uncreative is a Deal-breaker.

Deal-breakers; in the dating world, we use this term to cut out the fat of undesirable mates. Some of us make lists of behaviors — vowing to never marry a…

Choose Your Weapon.

“You are either holding a knife or you’re not. There’s no, ‘I’m trying to hold a knife,’ or ‘I was just about to hold a knife.’ Now, where’s your knife?”…