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Icess Fernandez Rojas
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A writer, a dreamer. Slaying dragons with her pen one day at a time.
A writer, a dreamer. Slaying dragons with her pen one day at a time.

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4 ways to write through tragedy and trauma (with prompts to get you started).

Dear Reader, The weekend is over and Dallas, Baton Rouge, and Minnesota are probably still on your mind in one way or another. You want to forget but it’s still gnawing at you enough to sense you’re restless about it. But you don’t know what to do or how…

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You've always wanted to write a book.  So you start. You write a couple of pages. You maybe get half way. And you realize... You have no idea what you're doing.  You just know that you have a story to tell. It's burning inside of you. And it's good, too. Yo...

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You've always wanted to write a book.  So you start. You write a couple of pages. You maybe get half way. And you realize... You have no idea what you're doing.  You just know that you have a story to tell. It's burning inside of you. And it's good, too. Yo...

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Dear Reader, There are lots to read out there after the events of this week. I’ve tweeted a bunch of them out though I’ve been quiet on Facebook. Thought that there should be at least one place to escape. So the links I have below are a mixture of…

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Dear Reader, This is a website about writing. And the writing life. It is about dispelling those myths about what the writing life actually is. It takes courage to live this life. It takes more courage to live this life as a writer of color. Today is one…

How is everyone feeling after #altonsterling and #philandocastile? Is everyone okay? 

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It's official! I'm offering a writing class! My first since 2013!

Dear Reader , Here’s my big announcement. I’m offering creative writing classes in a couple of weeks. Online! Yes, that’s the big announcement. I haven’t taught my online class since 2013 and so I’m opening up and teaching “How to write like a Rock Star.”…

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Dear Reader, Sorry for the late note. Things are moving lightening fast on my end of the world and I have an opportunity to strike while the iron’s hot! I have a big announcement tomorrow. Wednesday. July 6. Yes, this is the announcement to announce the…

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Nah, I ain't sorry. What independence means to me -- writer, Afro-Latina, woman of color.

Dear Reader, One of the very first things I heard during my VONA experience was this: “You are allowed to take up space.” The words weren’t foreign to me but how they were put together were. Space? I nodded thinking that I knew what that phrase meant. All…
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