Self Harm – The world will come after you with knives anyway. You do not need to beat them to it. ~ Caitlin Moran, How To Build A Girl. I have a challenge for all the beautiful people who read this particular blog. Create a status on your Facebook or Twitter and ask your friends to click ‘like’ or ‘favorite’ if they’ve ever self-harmed. If you prefer, create a meme or use one of these. Not everyone will tell you, but I think you’ll be surprised at the outcome. After a day or so, please visit my author page and tell me about your results. Today’s blog is the story of a young woman named Fae. Her story, like many others, is not an easy one to read. If you have comments for Fae or any of the other interviewees, please visit my Facebook author page and leave your thoughts … click here to read the full article.
“In case you didn’t know, dead people don’t bleed. If you can bleed-see it, feel it, then you know you’re alive. It’s irrefutable, undeniable proof. Sometimes I just need a little reminder.” ― Amy Efaw, After Welcome back to the self-harm series, folks. If you’ve been following this series, I sincerely hope you’ve gained some understanding of what self-harmers are going through. Ya know, I did a ton of research for my book… plus, I had access to a recovered self-harmer whom I love so very much. She was very open and candid with me. But now, I feel like what I know (as little as it may be) is more rounded out. I have a broader scope. I hope you do too. I know I’ve said this in several other blogs, but I can’t stress it enough… It’s quite certain you know someone who is struggling with self-harm. You may not … click here to read the full article.
Formatting, ADs, Book Covers~All That & More. Meet O.M. Faye Whenever I tell people about my journey of publishing my debut novel, Memoirs of a Girl Who Loves God, I get to tell them about all the people who’ve been placed in my path along the way. God gave me new friends to assist me with all the most difficult things in self-publishing. Lindsay McDonald was one of those people. Lindsay is better known as O.M. Faye, author of The Sugar Babies, which is a wonderful book by the way! I’m not just saying that because she’s awesome; I’ve read the book. I met Lindsay at a time when I was still writing my first book. We got along so well, I’d decided then I would hire her to do my formatting. So, when we finally got to that point, I contacted her. Thank God I did! Knowledgable, laid back, and … click here to read the full article.
Hi, everyone. Glad you’re still here! Today I want to start by saying, ‘thank you,’ to the ‘No More Self Harm’ Group who publishes an online paper through Paper.li. They’ve picked up nearly all of the blogs I’ve done in this series and published them in their paper, making our outreach even greater. I’m grateful. The young lady I’m interviewing today is someone I connected with on Twitter. She tweeted a message about her recovery and I asked if I could interview her. She said yes and I’m thankful she did. CL: Welcome, Bryony. Could you start by telling me what type of self-harm you were afflicted by? Bryony: I cut myself and it got very severe. I also burnt myself with cigarettes. Whilst in the hospital, I used to head bang, leaving my face heavily bruised. I also attempted suicide through cutting and overdoses. Do you know what led … click here to read the full article.