Social Media Campaign

These are a few social media posts I’ve done for clients.    Instagram posts I created for the furniture store, Ashley Home Store and an antique shop, Now & Again.     Facebook posts for a Fitness equipment company, Fitmetrix and a southern clothing company, Cotton Brothers.       Twitter posts for a dog walking…

Keep Learning about Writing

I know you read the title and thought, ‘Okay Carmen don’t get too preachy.’ I promise I’m here to inspire, not lecture. I just want you to know that one of the many ways to keep growing and glowing is to keep learning about your craft and your industry. There are so many ways to…

Review: The Power of Words

I just finished reading the poetry book titled The Power of Words by Lakisha Hubbard-Williams. This book of poetry will tug at your heart and use it to slap you with pain that you can completely relate to. The poet isn’t afraid to let her true self bleed onto the page. She discusses marriage, pain…

My Walk to Publix

  Stepping outside I notice there is so much going on. The trees are really noisy. It’s like they’re trying to beat up my ear drums, but I won’t let them. I notice a metal nature destroyer coming up the rock driveway path to the Ivy Hall building. The driver says low curses as their…

Kindergarten Crisis

Hey ya’ll. This is a quick story I wrote for a humor writing class. It’s a bit different, but different is what you should all come to expect from me at this point. Enjoy!   On Charlie’s first day of former learning he had an existential crisis. He didn’t know why his mom dressed him in…

‘Give me a Reason’ Excerpt

This is an excerpt from a longer piece that I am working on which will be a short story for now, but it could grow. I don’t want to explain the rest of the story because it changes by the day, and this part speaks for itself. Let me know if you want more like this.  …

Worthless Effort

  As hard as I work to reach my goals every now and then it feels like worthless effort. Sometimes it feels that I’m doing a considerable amount only to get nothing back. No ROI. No light at the end of the tunnel. Yet, I never feel that I should stop trying. I never think…

Revenge Love

People suck don’t they? If you’re into men they suck. Women? Yep, we all suck? It always seems to work that way when romantic relationships go bad. You spend hours and days swiping right and mingling in bars to finally find the right person. Once you do things are magical and you get settled into…

Stumbling to Success

I recently completed (and passed) my candidacy review. At SCAD that means that I reached the mid-way point of my degree and had to present work I’ve done to a committee. They then decided if I could continue on with my degree. I was a nervous wreck going into it. Getting this degree has changed…

Grad School

I graduated from Young Harris College in 2012. My family would ask me about my plans for grad school. I would look at them like they were crazy. I decided that I was never going back. It just wasn’t an option. I was past being burnt out on school. I was charred from it like…

Interview with Turquoise Jeep

Turquoise Jeep is a super-star bound record label that is growing with members and a loyal fan base. It was founded in 2009 by Flynt Flossy and Whatchyamacallit. Since their start they have had numerous hit records and have done television appearances and even collaborated with other artist such as Childish Gambino. Recently we were…

Bates Motel

On the third day of aTVfest 2016, SCAD students were treated to a screening of the third season finale of A&E’s “Bates Motel.” Following the screening, executive producers Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin, star and writer Freddie Highmore, and six writers — Philip Buiser, Alyson Evans, Steve Kornacki, Scott Kosar, Erica Lipez and Torrey Speer…