One of the reasons I wrote about USC is that it is a symbol in the city, which is the ideal for many people, such as Avery,” Johnson said. “When I was applying to USC back in the mid ’80s, for my family and many others, the university symbolized stature, progress and opportunity. But I wanted to illustrate very complicated abstract terms like progress and opportunity. There is push and pull, give and take, and so within the university, Avery is getting an education about people, class and race, about how difficult progress can sometimes be.”
As famous as the Harlem Renaissance is, Los Angeles has had an equally storied history of African-American Art. Much of it based around poetry and music, the movement to spread black arts has been celebrated by many writers…. (via Rappin’ Black in Los Angeles)
Starting the new year off right because GOD KNOWS I didn’t do 2011 right with regards to keeping a daily writing schedule. Nevertheless I’m dusting off my manuscript and I’m goin’ in. I’d like to encourage any fellow writers to check out this great writing plan that I found on WRITEBK’s blog: HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!! 12-Day Plan of Simple Writing Exercises.
At any point the words can come. Writers be warned.
Dangling. A sea of feet just dangling above my head. Why won’t they help me? Why are my cries for assistance gone unnoticed? Timothy said he would make sure I suffered. That I would be embarrassed by all of my peers. I should’ve believed him. Should’ve never dived off the pier, no matter how much he insisted. Now gasping for my last bit of air, I struggle to make contact with anyone, any eyes that have just a glimmer of mercy. There are none.
WRITING PROMPT #53
why are all these people sitting on a sea wall?
I’m tryin’ get it like Eddie got it in Limitless. I might be drug free, but the liquor costs and from what I see staring back at me on the computer screen, the liquor’s finally got me and my words onboard towards their final destination - freedom.