OOPSIE! My word count estimate for the first rough draft of CLIPPED WINGS may have been way off. I'm not a PLOTTER (a writer who plans out a storyline in detail). I'm not an OUTLINER (a writer who creates a story outline before beginning to write). I'm a PANTSER (I don't plan out anything; I … Continue reading Word Count Matters
Image via YouTube It's suggested authors and writers are to write about things they know. Some compose memoirs, an account of events from their authentic life, and others create an artificial world out of their imagination. Even an imagined world has elements from an authentic life, no matter how small. So where do authors draw … Continue reading REALITY vs. FICTION – BLURRED LINES
Some of the many outstanding individuals who have made an impact on my life: (1) Sir Elton John; (2) Elizabeth Taylor; (3) Earvin "Magic" Johnson; (4) Mikhail Carreon Taggueg, Founder/ HIV advocate/ HIV Counselor at The Cagayan Valley Support System; (5) Rock Hudson; (6)Prentiss Douthit, Hill Country Ride for AIDS Ride Director; (7) standing: Glenda Whitehead, … Continue reading Thank You
Each and every day I encounter people living with an HIV diagnosis who have resigned themselves to sit hour after hour in front of the television waiting to die. They have convinced themselves they're too sick to step foot out of doors to enjoy the world around them. These individuals rarely socialize with others outside … Continue reading HIV: How do YOU count the days?
It's said that it takes a “village” to assist a person with HIV. I'll attempt to identify the people of my “village”.