Does #YourPenWriteNice?

Hey!   Beginning today, I am opening MyPenWritesNice.com up to guest writers. A poet? Enjoy creating worlds and birthing characters in short stories? Want to share your work with an additional audience? You can have your work showcased here on MPWN. You can contact me here, or via my social medias (1, 2). Works can…

Black Publishing Power

Saw this very interesting post on instagram, and I loved it. While there is always a great time to support Black art and artists, now is one of the best times to do so. And while I am late with the discovery of the post, its never to late to share that I am a…

Little Girl, Big Dream by Cortney Joseph

The following is a stand-alone short story, a prelude to the official rewrite of my upcoming novel Fly Girl. Feel free to follow along with the full novel on Wattpad.   __________________________   Timothy Mercier could only smile as he peered through the crack his youngest left in her bedroom door, opening it as quietly…

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…

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…

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…

Black Pearl (by Cortney Joseph)

He paused for a moment, trying to find the right words. "It's different for different people. What it should be; your heart, and the way you treat people. Your personality and your attitude. Beauty on the outside is nice, but it's not what matters the most."