The Grammar-less Life will be featuring a monthly series called Behind the Grammar aka BTG that will focus on a piece of writing that I have created in the past, present or future that will delve into the behind-the-scenes of that piece of work – using visual aesthetics and sounds, answering questions, providing character sketches, giving a play-by-play or breakdown of the writing and correlating current events in the media related to the work chosen. Doing this will hopefully shed some light on something I wrote, give it new life, pique your interest to want to read more and / or pass it along to someone else who may find it beneficial.

Series Order:

  • August 2019: Pastels on Paper [poetry]
  • September 2019: AutoMaismatic [flash fiction]
  • October 2019: One Sonday Afternoon [essay]
  • November 2019: Nothing Less Than a Masterpiece [poetry]
  • December 2019: Illegal Tinder [flash fiction]
  • January 2020: Tenement Remnants [flash fiction]
  • February 2020: Land of Plenty [poetry]
  • March 2020: You Are Woman [poetry]
  • April 2020: The Downside of Up [short story excerpt #1] *COMING SOON!*
  • May 2020: The Downside of Up [short story excerpt #2]
  • June 2020: TBD

  • As always, thank you for reading!

    "When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us." ----- Helen Keller
    "I've come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that's as unique as a fingerprint -- and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you." ----- Oprah Winfrey
    "A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform." ----- Diane Mariechild
    "A seasoned woman is spicy. She has been marinated in life experiences. Like a complex wine, she can be alternately sweet, tart, sparkling, mellow. She is both maternal and playful. Assured, alluring and resourceful. She is less likely to have an agenda than a young woman -- no biological clock tick-tocking beside her lover's bed, no campaign to lead him to the altar, no rescue fantasies. The seasoned woman knows who she is. She could be any one of us, as long as she is committed to living fully and passionately in the second half of her life, despite failures and false starts." ----- Gail Sheehy
    "Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave, I am the dream and the hope of the slave. I rise. I rise. I rise." ----- Maya Angelou