wanderlust, travel writer, poet

Traveling Thoughts

By Trina Otero Every time I take to the road I feel surges of inspirational energy, and I daydream of blank pages to fill. Crisp, white pages in a book just screaming for me to write on. I know where my destination is, but I'm never sure what or who I will encounter along the … Continue reading Traveling Thoughts

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Immortality

By Trina Otero "We already won Trina. We already won. Even if we die tomorrow, our art lives on forever." - Simon Tocclo This quote is for the brave ones. For the ones who spill their hearts to the world; the ones who share their souls; the ones who let their spirits dance. Namaste, T.O. … Continue reading Immortality

writer's voice

A Writer’s Voice Doesn’t Need to be Found

By Trina Otero Pretty much every writer is told by someone or another that they'll need to find their own voice. I was told that. When I think about that I find it ridiculously silly - a writer doesn't need to "find" her voice. She doesn't need to find it because she hears it 24/7, … Continue reading A Writer’s Voice Doesn’t Need to be Found

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Help Our Teen Poets Get to Brave New Voices, an Internt’l Poetry Festival & Slam This Summer

By Trina Otero Hey blogger and writer friends! This is a post directly for you guys, because I know you guys care about writing the most! Because hey! Most of us are doing this in our spare time [or even when we're busy] because that is just how much we love to write. ❤ We … Continue reading Help Our Teen Poets Get to Brave New Voices, an Internt’l Poetry Festival & Slam This Summer

A Giant Voice Stilled

Life is not life if you don’t dream. ❤

Mud 'n Feathers

A Giant Voice Stilled

Gabriel Garcia Marquez passed from life during this past week. He was an author of remarkable talent. This quote means a lot to me as age creeps up and some dreams seem dimmer. “It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old. They grow old because they stop pursuing dreams.” Would that aging might be as William Wordsworth so poignantly put it: “O Man! that from thy fair and shining youth Age might but take the things Youth needed not!” from “The Small Celadine”, 1807 We all need dreams to keep us in pursuit of the force of life itself. When we quit dreaming, we wither and fade away. Thank you Marquez and Wordsworth for your insights. May you always be remembered.

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Trash Talk

By Trina Otero What I am about to share will most likely bring tears to the eyes of every writer worldwide. And artists. And photographers. Well, anyone with a craft. Ten years' worth of my writing is squashed under tons [literally] of trash in the Outer Loop Landfill. I didn't perform an experiment nor did … Continue reading Trash Talk