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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… Read More

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… Read More

#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… Read More

Short Story August? Anyone Interested?

Hi!   So, to get back into the habit of writing, and writing OFTEN, I was considering taking the time this summer to write and post a NEW short story every day for the month of August. Yep, that’s 31 short stories in a single month! I personally consider this to be a challenge because… Read More

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… Read More

Finding Faith (A Novella) – Intro

Intro : No ‘Good’ In Goodbye   _______   The cloud on which she rested comfortably dissipated without warning. Like the world crumbling at her feet, Faith Porter felt herself falling face first. Time stopped, freezing on a moment she’d never forget no matter how hard she tried. Her chest rose and fell, words only… Read More

Testing Out “Plot Factory”, A mini-peek, & Update

So, in my new approach to picking back up on my writing and sticking with it for the long haul, I’ve taken on task that I usually don’t. One of those tasks is to actually plan out my story before I start and as I go along. Out of the nearly 100 stories/novels I’ve written,… Read More

“3 a.m. & Heartbreak” by Cortney Joseph

The thought of you leaves a taste in my mouth so bitter when I dare to speak your name. Yet, sweet memories of time passed leave my confused heart aching to see you come running at my call. I wish I could hate you with all the strength I’ve been gaining to be free of… Read More

SPEAKING IT INTO EXISTENCE.

I’ve seen this strategy work for SO many but have always felt that my luck wasn’t set up that well. Well, I’ve been trying to remind myself that my extreme penchant for self-doubting and holding negative feelings and ideals (regarding my art/work) doesn’t exactly help me or my luck. After all; what’s meant for me… Read More

#HisTablesSpinNice, Artist Spotlight : Jalen Hemphill

They say that you should always show love to and/or support those who do the same for you. Well, there’s been quite a few people in my corner; but none who have pushed me as much and as tough (lovingly) as my little brother from another mother, Jalen. Over the years he’s been consistent in… Read More

I Need To Get Back Into It.

A few years ago, I wanted to work on my nervousness/shyness as well as an extreme stuttering that suddenly hits me whenever I am forced/put into any public speaking situation. Being a poet, I figured that eventually it would only make sense for me to veer into YouTube with videos of my own. I began… Read More

Old Woman.

So, I turned 29 on the 31st of August. Let’s just say that while I’m not actually OLD like I always claim I am; my body and the bones in it certainly feel like I’ve been around since 1938 rather than 1990. It’s all falling apart!   No, but seriously, I dreaded my birthday just… Read More