MW | A Lesson From The Little Drummer Boy

Lesson From The Little Drummer Boy

Christmas is over, but the music plays on. A couple of days ago, I was listening to the radio in my car on the way to the store. I was no longer at risk because I’d already lost Whamageddon for 2020 (on December 23rd, no less, but I won’t be bitter). Little did I know I was about to get a lesson from The Little Drummer Boy about making …

12 Days of Scrivmas for Writers | Writing Takes Courage | Day 4

Twelve Days of Scrivmas | Writing Takes Courage | Day 4

Writing takes courage. It is an act of bravery to share your ideas with others. Writing means facing your own demons and fears, talking back to the voices in your head and defying them daily. It takes courage to take the seed of an idea, nurture it for a months and sometimes years, unsure of what the end result will be or if you can bring it to completion. …

12 Days of Scrivmas for Writers | Day 3

Twelve Days Of Scrivmas | How I Improved As A Writer in 2020 | Day 3

Like any other form of artistic expression, writing is a craft we learn by doing. It is a journey of learning and growing. It is a pendulum that swings between awe at the thing we have created and certainty that we don’t know what we are doing at all. Before setting new goals for the next leg of my journey, I wanted to take a moment to review the …

Twelve Days of Scrivmas | Writing Progress in 2020 | Day 2

Twelve Days of Scrivmas | 2020 Writing Goals and My Progress | Day 2

On the second day of Scrivmas, it’s time for a year-in-review. To look back at my 2020 writing goals and my progress over the past year so I can set new goals going forward. A Year Like No Other When 2020 began, the year’s monikers were all about clear vision and focusing on what you wanted to accomplish during the year ahead. Then, COVID happened, and life-as-we-knew-it went off …

12 Days of Scrivmas | Gifts For Writers | Day 1

Twelve Days of Scrivmas | Gifts for Writers | Day 1

I knew I had become more serious about my writing craft when it showed up in my list for all of Santa’s Helpers in my life. On this Twelve Days of Scrivmas for Writers | Day 1, we will be looking at gifts for writers that are always appreciated. Some are easier and less expensive than you think! Gifts For Writers Over $100 Research Vacation for a Book. I’m …

A Winter Solstice Blessing from the Witch Queen

A Winter Solstice Blessing from The Witch Queen

A Winter Solstice blessing as we come to the Crossroads… Now As the sun rises From the embrace of Nyx Rekindled in the darkness That births all light Here At the Crossroads May you know the road Meant for you On sight Here At the Crossroads May you find the courage To turn towards Your desire Here At the Crossroads May you take the step Your heart longs To …

Yule: The Magick of the Longest Night

Yule: The Magick In The Longest Night

I am currently sitting vigil as I write this post. It is a tradition I have followed annually since I began practicing the Craft over thirty years ago. Yule is a powerful Sabbat for me, and one of my favorites. There is deep magick in the longest night of the year. The opportunity for powerful transformation waits in the space between the dying of the light and the birth …

Witch Queen: Magick is Remembering

Witch Queen | Remembering Magick Is How We Learn

I am regularly asked what books I recommend for witches who have taken the turn at the Crossroads and begun walking the path of magick. It’s a pretty normal question. Such is the nature of learning, and books are an acceptable method… for everything but the Craft. In the Craft, remembering magick is how we learn. When I began practicing over three decades ago, books on the subject were …

Blood Lines | Misplaced, a poem by Melody Wingfield

Blood Lines | Misplaced

VSS365 Prompt for December 18, 2020: Misplaced Check out more witchery and bitchery in My Grimoire. Read more of Hekate’s Story or a snarky oBITCHuary. Discover more of my beautiful memes at The Magick Word. Join My Circle in the sidebar so you don’t miss any new content!

Witch, Know Your Darkness

Witch Queen | Know Your Darkness

Self-knowledge is a crown that cannot be taken from you. You need it to rule yourself. Know your strengths, and you can offer your gifts freely, without shame, where they are needed. Come face to face with your desires, and you can aim for what you want to attain. Cataloguing your baggage gives you the power to unchain the present from the past and set your future free. Know …

Skeleton Keys: Writing Is Easy - Mark Twain

Skeleton Keys | Writing Is Easy (Mark Twain)

Writing is easy. Ah, Mark Twain. I’m not sure if you meant to make us laugh or cry with that one. Probably both. Both is good. Writing Is Easy. In a nutshell, it is. You tell the story as completely, as honestly as you can. You get the words down. You do the work. You let it rest. Writing Is Easy… um, Not. Then, you follow Hannibal Lecter’s sterling example, sheathe …

Be A Writer

That’s your job. Be a writer. Social media has done a number on how we feel about ourselves and how quickly we compare ourselves to others. Are you worried you aren’t attractive enough to be an author? Trying to juggle six different social media platforms, so you don’t remember the last time you wrote? Worried that you aren’t Snapchatting or TikToking and that it’s hurting your chances? Stop. You’re …

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The Bitch Is Back

The asphalt flows beneath the wheels of my Triumph Bonnie like the Styx — black, harsh, winding. I like to ride — slowed and bound by mortal time, it gives me a chance to think. The passage of a hundred miles is a godsblink for an immortal. More than enough time to turn my thoughts loose and run them down. The rhythmic thunks of the pavement seams drum beneath my …

negative traits of each zodiac sign

Today’s oBITCHuary: The Zodiac Excuse

You’re A What? Oh, No Wonder… How many times have you found out someone was a certain astrological sign and gone, “Aha! I should have known.” In today’s oBITCHuary, The Zodiac Excuse, we’ll be roasting the most negative traits of each zodiac sign.  Astrology is fairly proficient at dealing a reputable hand of personality traits, right down to shared common flaws. Next thing you know, like cosmic Teflon, you’re blaming your …

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