Category Archives: creative writing

Difference – A Poem

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I am the difference

In the middle of a storm

I stand unmoving


I am the difference

When others are immobilized by fear

or tradition

I am unafraid


Walking past the mirror

I like what I see

I am a gift from my ancestors

A present to the generations

Redefining the roles

Crushing the stereotypes

I am the difference.


You are the difference

When darkness falls

You are the beacon of hope


You are the difference

Illuminate your talents

No one can do it but you

You can shine without fear


Look in the mirror

Can you envision what I see

You are a dream revealed

A prayer’s resolution

Refining the roles

Crushing the stereotypes

You are the difference.

(c) Michelle Rayford – 8/2017

What’s in a Name?

Character names can be tricky!

Character names can be tricky!

My WIP (work in progress) is a novel based on a love triangle.  Originally, the two male characters both have names that begin with the letter C.  Charles and Christopher.

Would it be too confusing for readers?  Should I change one of their names?  Decisions, decisions.

What do you think?  Please share you opinion.

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25 Things A Great Character Needs « terribleminds: chuck wendig

Found this wonderful list browsing the internet.  This has some good information and I will make sure to incorporate them in my own writing.

25 Things A Great Character Needs « terribleminds: chuck wendig.

Easy Sunday Morning


I love Sunday mornings. The mornings seem quieter. I was up early today to see the Hubby off.   Instead of dwelling on the loneliness, I took out my notebook and got some writing done.

2014 publication is the goal. This short story is almost done.

Be Inspired!

Check out my new writing journal. I love notebooks and I have already started filling the pages with new ideas.


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