The name is Ives Phillips, and I am here to write! And writing I do! My first and foremost step in my writing career is as a novelist, a poet, a playwright, and screenwriter. When I'm not working like a slave at the computer or over my notebooks, I'm consuming books (literary and graphic/comics; I… Continue reading Greetings From the Aged Pages!
Whoo-hoo! Guess who just published their first audiobook? I meant to upload it yesterday, but so much had gotten in the way of this goal, so I had to push it til today! For any of you interested, it can be found here: https://youtu.be/-ZW_BfBV1gA Leave a comment/review/complaint/like/dislike/whatever! Let me know what you liked, or what… Continue reading Seeds of God Now Live!
So, I have been sitting on a children's story for a while. At first, I was going to push for publication on the first day of Spring, March 20, but after some careful contemplation and planning, I have found a new, reasonable date. Ladies and gents and all who fall out of that range, I… Continue reading New Book Release!
I do confess that, yet again, I have put my work-in-progress, Mechaniclise, in the backburner. as well as the work I picked up during 2018 NaNoWriMo, Pocket Angel. And what have I been doing, you ask? Well, a plethora of things both related and unrelated to writing, such as: Working. Because I don't want to be… Continue reading I Really Should Be Writing…
A month to celebrate how far the African American community had come, and still how far there is to go, from the passing of laws that makes it illegal for police to slaughter innocent black (and brown!) civilians and for any officer of the law who does so to be punished fairly and accordingly, to… Continue reading Happy Black History Month!!
But, no, seriously, after starting on my ARC of Lands of Lost Borders: A Journey on the Silk Road by Kate Harris, my hunger for places I've yet to be has been fed tenfold. I'm already booking my road trip to Tennessee to see one of my all-time favorite musicians on stage, and after finding… Continue reading I Stay Trippin’
So, after further proofreading of my book, I found a few...unsavory errors that I spent pretty much my entire weekend working on (never proofread, kids.) The reason it took so long despite only a few misspelled and unfitting words was that I realized that I also needed to edit the page numbers, which is absolute… Continue reading Editing Motel 8
(Because it's super late, I'm tired, yet I still need to read just one more chapter of Selfie Made by Meridith Valiando Rojas because I am learning so much from this author and she exudes so much energy and optimism in her pages.) I just entered my manuscript to Button Poetry's chapbook contest today! In addition to the… Continue reading Some Bullet-point News