Closing Out The Year With A Bang, or Attempting To.

So, we all know by now that I have a bit of trouble with consistency. Be it because of life and it’s obstacles, or just the fact that I sometimes lose sight of myself and my gifts; I am forever talking about how I want to refocus and pull it together. Though I haven’t fullyContinue reading “Closing Out The Year With A Bang, or Attempting To.”

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 canContinue reading “Does #YourPenWriteNice?”

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 aContinue reading “Black Publishing Power”

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 quietlyContinue reading “Little Girl, Big Dream by Cortney Joseph”

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 herContinue reading “Let’s Celebrate!”

“3 a.m. & Heartbreak” by Cortney Joseph

The thought of you leaves a taste in my mouth so bitter when I dare to speak your name. Yet, sweet memories of time passed leave my confused heart aching to see you come running at my call. I wish I could hate you with all the strength I’ve been gaining to be free ofContinue reading ““3 a.m. & Heartbreak” by Cortney Joseph”

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 mineContinue reading “Work In Progress, #1 (An Update)”

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. AtContinue reading “Fly Girl by Cortney Joseph [Novel Snippet]”

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.”