Category: Creative Writing

See my favorite Creative Writing pieces from my poetry and fiction blog. For more of it, visit http://ShellVeraPoetry.wordpress.com

The Execution that Gave Life

In 2012, I wrote this story as a response to a writing prompt. It was shared live within some churches across the east coast by friends and people who read it and asked if they could do so. I have read it in Toastmasters meetings and shared it in live readings over the years. Today I took it out to dust it off, improve it a bit, and remind myself of the power of sharing our stories.

Book Release: When I Stopped Remembering Tomorrow

Are you feeling like life has stalled? Have you experienced a broken heart? Do you wonder how your life is going to make sense? My book “When I Stopped Remembering Tomorrow” shares a walk through my life as I overcome some pretty tragic events and learn to fall in love with who I am. In doing so, I met God on the way. This book is a very honest look at my journey to loving the God I thought I knew.

Is It Time to Edit Your Book? Here’s the Team You Need… [Video]

Nancee-Laetitia Marin (The Language Agent) and I discuss the editing process and how to assemble the best team for your book.

Poetry: Standing on my Tippy Toes

What’s it like when you meet someone who changes your world and shows you how capable you really are? I wrote a poem about how I felt when it happened.

Pictures & Prose: Dead End

Originally posted on Shell Vera: Poetry & Fiction:
? Sometimes I like to look a picture and then let my fingers run all over the keyboard. No edits – just free writing for 15 to 30 minutes without really thinking so much as letting…

Pictures & Prose: Be The Change

Originally posted on Shell Vera: Poetry & Fiction:
Sometimes I like to look a picture and then let my fingers run all over the keyboard. No edits – just free writing for 15 to 30 minutes without really thinking so much as letting my…

Appreciation – Epitome Freewriting Story

Originally posted on Eyes Straight Ahead – Shell Vera:
If you haven’t already heard of Epitome, it’s time to become familiar with them. I recently had the opportunity to freewrite during their “Appreciation” Album Release party. As the band played, Felicia Stevens of The…

The Execution that Gave Life

Originally posted on Shell Vera: Poetry & Fiction:
The day had not gone as planned. It was supposed to be an easy execution, but the prisoner spoke up at the last minute, causing a delay. The person provided information causing the warden to call…