Project Announcement.

So, as mentioned before, I am participating in NaNoWriMo2020. My great attempt at getting back into my writing and pushing myself back into pursuing my dreams. Naturally, I began my planning with the idea that some great idea and topic would come to be. However, the only thing that seems to interest me at the…

Let’s Celebrate!

Anniversaries come but once a year, and for MyPenWritesNice, a very special one has arrived. In the words of the legendary Tony Toni Tone, "do you know what today iiiiisssss?"   That's right! Today marks the official third anniversary of MyPenWritesNice.com! The site began when Cortney decided it was time to set some of her…

“Dreams Of You” by Cortney Joseph

We were beneath the tree beside our house. Me in my little pink corvette, you in your yellow prowler.   We were talking big smack, passing licks and clowning around. Racing each other up and down the street until the sun went down.   Then you stood, and you smiled. Your hands rose, you began…

Work In Progress, #1 (An Update)

So, I've finally reminded myself that I've been doing a little too much playing around. And by 'playing around', I mean not putting my talent to use. Doubting myself entirely too much. And just being plain old LAZY. I've been telling myself that I have to stop using these sad and depressed moods of mine…

What’s Next? Publishing Again!

So, my #ShortStoryAugust challenge came to a bit of an abrupt end a few days ago, but I wasn't certain if I was completely done. No, I'm not going to try and make up and post for the missing days or try to finish out the month. With work and other things occurring, I simply…

#ShortStoryAugust 2019 Is Here!

Today is officially August first, and a challenge I presented at the beginning of July has now begun! For anyone interested in participating with me, please check out the original #SSA post, and find out how to make sure your wonderful works are seen and how they can be shared by me. My audience isn't…

Just Wondering!

Please select your answer, and feel free to leave a comment with any ideas you may have or things you would like to see from me (I am ALWAYS open to new story ideas).    

Fly Girl by Cortney Joseph [Novel Snippet]

The following is a snippet/intro for my upcoming novel, Fly Girl. Please feel free to share your thoughts/opinions, as I am in the editing stages and looking for any and all feedback as I work to piece together the final version.   _______________   Prelude: Interview With Broken Idols   2010:   "Major success. At…

#NaNoWriMo2020 & Other Thoughts.

So, it's been a while... again. I still haven't been myself and in the past ten months it's been a lot harder to get back into my writing than I anticipated. There had once been a time when I turned to my writing as a way of coping through sad times in my life, and…

6 Poetry Collections by Cortney Joseph, available now.

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All six of my poetry collections, with prices ranging from $5-$8 are available for sale now on Amazon.

Check the following links to grab your copies.

Undefined : Thoughts Of A Young Poet

Ways To Grow

Searching : The Prelude

All In My Mind

Before The Sunshine

After The Rain

Be sure to leave a couple of reviews (especially if you already own copies), and share your thoughts with me via social media.

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New Release : Empty Room by Cortney Joseph

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I can truly say that in recent months, my art has suffered greatly. However, in that suffering I managed to put together something special.

Unfortunately, it is not my long awaited debut novel, however it is just as important to me.

In my search for words to write and share came ten poems and a letter written to the being that had been my greatest motivation in life.

I formed a collection, and that collection has bought a bit of peace and comfort to me in very time moments.

At this time, it is all I have to offer those who support me as an independent author.

Empty Room, a deeply personal collection of poetry is now available for sale on Amazon. Currently, the paperback edition is ready for purchase at $8 with the Kindle EBook edition to follow for $4.

The title Empty Room stems from the fact…

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“Wishing” (Audio) by Cortney Joseph

A few years ago, in an attempt to get over the great dislike I have for my own voice (I still hate my voice because it's too manly for my liking), and before making numerous attempts to get over my camera shyness by jumping on camera; I began doing voice recordings of my poetry. It…

3:30 am

It's been months of sleepless days and nights, and the tears still fall in the darkness and light. I wander and wonder what life is now, to go on without you, still don't know how. Cortney Joseph

Plans Cancelled.

Well, I thought that by now I'd be writing again, and overjoyed and filled with excitement for all of the wonderful things I had planned to share during my Short Story August challenge.   That's out the window. I don't know, I just haven't been able to get my ideas and thoughts out. If I'm…

“Darkness” by Cortney Joseph

lying in the dark, at hours past midnight i feel lost, alone. afraid.   try as I might, i can't stop myself from falling prey, trapped with the demons. they're in my head.   overwhelming worries, they overpower my faith, and I stumble as tears blind me, as strength evades, chaos ensues.

Scared As Hell.

At this point, the novel should be out and I should be letting it do whatever it will do, considering I'm self publishing. However; the thought that comes to mind each time I make up my mind to get back into re-writing and editing my debut is; what if it doesn't do shit? What if…