I was never comfortable saying, “Hey, check out this latest collection my work was published in.” Especially to my family. I’m of the opinion any writing I…… Read more “Expand Your Writing Platform”
Why do people who experience trauma push others away? Let's talk about it. Click the link below to The Bridesmaid Reject. Features new pictures and art by… Read more "What You Need to Know about Trauma: Pushing People Away"
I reach for your hand to walk along the beach. White sand between toes can be twenty instead of ten I reach for your hand, but you…… Read more “Walk Along the Beach, a poem”
Check out day 2 of the photo challenge with a matching poem on The Bridesmaid Reject. We all need to talk about mental illness in whatever way…… Read more “Check out Poetry Photo Challenge (by me) Day 2: Beach Things on BMR”
June has come, and I hear the sparrow. A woman tells me Her husband says, “I didn’t know the stress you were under ‘til you left that…… Read more “Hear the Sparrow”
I saw them gather at the church. I did not join them there. God left Green Street on a day in April when black-gray clouds intersected. A…… Read more “God Left Green Street, a poem”
“Get up and smile,” someone says. “You’re going to a better place.” They say it like “All dogs go to heaven.” Your best pet went to live…… Read more “A Better Place, a poem”
Daisies on the Fields of France By Rebecca T. Dickinson I stand at the kitchen door with light lemon hair curling at my shoulders. Untucked,…… Read more “Daisies on the Fields of France, a poem”
I’m like a house that’s been set on fire. Firefighters put it out in time to save it. The house is only damaged. It can be restored and made more beautiful than before.
Check out this poem about my life experiences with mental illness and autism. I wrote it for those who struggle or suffer with mental illness, and those… Read more "Watch the Moon"
I took one last walk down the hall. My husband waited for me there. I could believe I would not see Your eyes drop down at the…… Read more “I Would Not See, a poem dedicated to my co-workers”
There is a rumor going ’round that I lost my hope. Some say I sold out my hope when I dressed in black, but I put on…… Read more “They Say I Lost my Hope, a poem”
Poetry contains photographs. Old school poetry didn’t interest me much, but when introduced to early twentieth century poets, my world changed. Poems didn’t have to rhyme. Lines…… Read more “Writing about Goodbye”
Writing has dominated my life. Reader: (most sarcastic voice) Becca, I had no idea. I communicate better through writing than when I talk face-to-face because it could…… Read more “A Purpose to Write”
Yes, I'm still here. I'm still writing, and I will write more with my memoir and about the continued struggles to raise awareness about mental health and… Read more "Lost Life Lessons: the Choice"
Don’t Mistake the Artist Write what is real. Write unabashedly. This makes me a difficult person to whom to be a friend or related. I am an…… Read more “Don’t Mistake the Artist”
A photo I took in a town forty-five minutes from where I live. Writing a memoir is like taking a good photo. What is the best angle?…… Read more “Writing Memoir Snap Shots”
I have this series of titles called: So, You Want to … Except for one part of a chapter, I don’t intend to to use the title. I…… Read more “So, You Want to Write a Memoir: Characters”
I'd like to share a post I wrote via A Word or More's sister blog, Bridesmaid Reject. The time to talk about suicide prevention, mental health, and… Read more "Why are you writing this?"
Bridesmaid Reject. I came up with the title for the platform, or driving purpose, to represent my memoir. While I still do not have a title for…… Read more “The Bridesmaid Reject and How I Organize my Memoir”
I plan to write more here ... Again about writing. I've been trying to figure out what I wanted to say in my story, my memoir, and… Read more "Name Change to Bridesmaid Reject"
What do you do when life goes a different direction? What do you do to battle the depression? via Six Ways: The Change from Selfless to Self-full
I have played with a memoir on and off for five to six years. So much to write: being a parent of a child with autism, family…… Read more “Refocus on Mental Illness”
Do what? Poetry. Who needs it? It does not sale in the market if you’re looking to make money. For people who read, poetry seems to cause…… Read more “Make Your Poetry Ugly Beautiful”
Check out my new photo challenge on my blog about mental illness: The Bridesmaid Reject. Day 1 has pictures of abandoned things on the family farm with…… Read more “New 6 Day Poetry Photo Challenge on Bridesmaid Reject”