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Fear. It’s A Summamuh.

What would we do without fear? Would we never feel the need to overcome it?

More than likely.

Fear can be deadly.

But it can also be one of our strongest motivators.

Is It Fear Or Love That Compels You? My Saturday post on The New Authors Fellowship.


Dreams. My Father. I write about them.

I wrote a little ditty about our dreams and what we wish to accomplish and a little about my father.

He would recite this poem to us when we were kids.

I THINK that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.
A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the sweet earth’s flowing breast;
A tree that looks at God all day,
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;
A tree that may in summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair;
Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain.
Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.



Trees by Joyce Kilmer.

My favorite part was the last line, especially how he made his voice deepen and would say it with strength. My father taught me a lot of things…and I owe him so much.

I hope you stop by and read, maybe comment.

The blog post.

Share your thoughts.

Mostly, be blessed.


Shout-Outs From A Writer: Part One

The following is an original comment I posted on Rachel Harris’s blog, Ending Unplanned. My gratitude is unflinching so I decided to share it here.

Let me write you an illustration.

A year or so ago I was standing outside of a door. The door was twice my size and it was the darkest crimson I’d ever seen. On the other side of that door, was a man waiting for me. Let’s call it a job interview. I wasn’t dressed for one though, no. I had my favorite ball cap on, tilted slightly to the left. I had my go-to black button-up on, sleeves rolled up. My tattoos were exposed. But I was ready. I breathed slowly and said under my breath: “Tymothy, you sure ’bout this?”

Then I walked in. The guy sitting at the desk just looked at me. He was smiling. His eyes told me to have a seat. I did.

“Nice cap,” I told him.
“You too,” he said. “So…you know why you’re here, right dude?”
I nodded.
“You’re to hear to ask yourself if you can do this. Well, Tymothy. You sure about this?” he asked.
I took a deep breath and nodded again.
He looked at me, nodded in return and said, “Well. Get to it.”

Since then, since asking myself if I could BE a Writer, I have become one.

Chapter Two.

Facebook was the launch for my Twitter presence. On Facebook, I made some great connections. Among them was Megan Bostic, the Author of the upcoming book, Never Eighteen . She was the first example of “selfless” writer and I truly value her as a person and Author.
Diane Graham is another, great aspiring to be published writer. She is a great Friend and it is because of her that I am a Contributing Writer at The New Authors Fellowship. A blog made of Christian writers, yet unpublished. I Am Ocilla has something to say.
Then I met @ifollowthenight. I know only her Twitter handle. But I think it’s better that way.
She is the one who asked if I “was on Twitter”. A great place to meet and network with awesome writers.
Thing is I WAS on Twitter, technically, but my account was gathering dust and tumbleweeds. My first @ was PrevailUpon.

On ifollows advice I went back, changed my handle to my name and the rest is literally history. I owe this all, the follows, the networks, yes, I owe my very Twitter presence to her.

I’ve met so many great, talented, awesome epic people.
People like Paul Joseph, Dawn Kirby, Shelly “ShellShell” Picarella, Michelle Shaw. Tiffany Cole.
They deserve success if anyone does.

KDSarge. Support much? Make me feel epic much? 🙂 Same goes for AmyBeth.  So gracious in their humbling uplifting.

The BookSoulmates Isalys and Nessa. I like knowing them.That sound weird? Lol. They do RAK’s… They were the first glance at what love from Readers truly is.

@inluvwithbookz whose support is unwaivering.

My epic Friend and Writer Sister, Allie Burke, who calls ME an inspiration. *sheesh 🙂

The Indies: Megg Jensen, G.P. Ching. KarlyKirkpatrick. Mia Castile. Angeline Kace. These ladies DO what they love and MAKE IT HAPPEN, Cap’n. They are an inspiration.

My BestNerdFriendsForever, Christin Mowery, She’s awesome.   Nicholas Denmon, Thomas Amo. They are my Nerds.
Then came The YA Sisterhood. Amy Rose, Demetra, Leah, Tamara, Jamie. My Twisted Sisters. So much support. Really. Sheesh.

We get in this world what we give. Sisters, thank you all.

I am overwhelmed at all the love, mutual respect, help, tweets, retweets, retweets of retweets…lol.

It’s all good. I love it. Writers rock. My first hashtag was #ForThoseAboutToRock . It’s a statement of my belief and confidence in not only myself but all of my peers…my Friends.

Stay tuned.

This is the outer fringe of my peeps. Next time Part Two.

We all bleed black & white.–Anton Russell


Be blessed!

YEAH! Your Blog Is On Fii-ir!

New post up at The New Authors Fellowship Music Is My Muse. Go over and have a read. Should be interesting.

Also I have been awarded the very prestigious and epic Blog On Fire Award!

Aspire No more is on FIRE!

Thank you, very very much SycamoreMeadows you are a great support and a great Writer as well. Visit her blog!

Every Monday a new post and Fridays you can read her Flash Fiction!

I pay it forward:

Thomas Amo

Allie Burke

Melissa Dalton

Nicholas Denmon

Enamored Soul

Paul Joseph

Jess Kristie

Tiffany King

Dawn Kirby

Lanie Leigh

Christin Mowery

Shelly Picarella

Keven Newsome

Danielle Raver

Christy Trujillo

L.A. Shaw

Sammy Spencer

Morgan Wylie

This is not even scratching the Epic Writer surface. There is more. In a new feature called I Am Writer. #Word.

Be blessed!

Guest post up at Christin Mowery.com

Go by, read. Be inspired. Show Christin your support. She is a great Friend and a great Writer. #BNFF

Also it was included in the The Butterfly Daily by another great and talented Fellow Writer, Jess Kristie.

I’m talking about Friendship.” Jack Black

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