Songs To Write To #2

I've been in a bit of a mood lately, sometimes sad... sometimes feeling nothing at all. And in those moments, these are the songs I tend to listen to. Sometimes it's to help bring forth a good and much needed cry. Other times it's to gather feelings for a story, emotions I can't gather and…

Songs To Write To #1

Hey, how's it going? Have you been enjoying the few posts from this week? I hope so. While trying to refocus on my writing, and push myself out of my latest round of fear (of failure), I've been thinking that I need to get back to what helps and most often inspires me the most.…

After The Show (an FG Snippet) by Cortney Joseph

She's back! & With a short story/snippet to boot. I just wanted to make a quick note before I share the following short. Yesterday marked the FOUR year anniversary of MyPenWritesNice and I can't thank those of you who have been here since then, are still here, and have just joined for coming along with…

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…

Little Girl, Big Dreams by Cortney Joseph

Running down the hallways of the Philadelphia High School for Girls, Victoria Howell was literally fighting with time. Not only did she have less than two minutes to make it to the guidance office to do something for herself, she had less than forty to make it home safely with her younger sister. "Out of…

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 Is 👑” Playlist

With about 35 minutes left in Black History Month, I thought I'd close out a roller coaster of a month with a celebration of Black love, pride, defiance, respect, and more with a playlist.   Black Is Love. Black Is Power. Black Is Royalty. Black Is Beauty. Black Is Us. Black Is Life. Enjoy!  …