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The Essence of Romance

Happy Saturday!

Did you know that “brainchild” as used in referencing a creative product shouldn’t refer to the person but the( product) that the person has created?   ” A fictional character may be someone’s brainchild, but a human being cannot be.”


Things are at a snail’s pace on the relocating front IE, monies negotiations, increased hidden fees, remodeling schedule conflicts, etc. But, I’m not stressing cause God’s got the wheel ; am ready whenever things fall into place. Also this time freeze, frees me up a bit  to concentrate on a bigger “creative at work” project of mine. Hope to share good news soon.

Evelyn Cogdell’s relationship guide, Essence of Romance  (yours truly co-authors) is now on Amazon.com. Great dating resource for singles and couples-truly. Thanking you in advance for your purchase:)


Email Evelyn at evecogdell@sbcglobal.net

I was asked to write a  LinkedIn recommendation for a former mentee and although I’m swamped right now with ‘stuff’ to do, I was happy to oblige. Mind your time management and always choose your “nos” wisely.

I finally heard back from the authors about The Michele Obama Anthology, where my poem, Brown Girl Challenge was selected from hundreds of submissions, for inclusion. I thought the project had been scraped, but the edits are done and the book is ready for the publishers. YAY!

Your Writing quote:

“All writing problems are psychological problems. Blocks usually stem from the fear of being judged. If you imagine the world listening, you’ll never write a line. That’s why privacy is so important. You should write first drafts as if they will never be shown to anyone.” — Erica Jong



Articles in a bottle…

If I could bottle my articles after selling them to the right market…at their highest bidder, I’d definitely place my latest article written in July called “Advice For Women In Their Search For Mr. Right”…let’s not get it twisted folks, I’m not claiming to be a relationship expert here, but, sometimes the need to express myself to other women, not so unlike myself comes along and I give it a go…

This particular piece, just 2 weeks ago had only 80 something visitors. As of this AM, this article somehow have folks flocking to read its message to the tune of 700 visitors! It must be Karma, or, just one of those things…or, perhaps, it’s a sign that I should tap into more of this writing…the end result as I’m feelin it: Women need helpful, informative/sometimes hilarious approach to finding their “Mr. Right.”  Me, I’m not asking for much, just a home willing to pay for this once-in-a-“aha”-gem of a moment in this writer’s work…