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Back to the Basics

During the last few weeks or so I have been writing more especially poetry. I have gone back to the basics… pen to paper and stopping to really observe my surroundings, feelings, attitude and atmosphere.

On the writing front… A few weeks ago I began the outline of my mother’s story. Her story alone is one that I believe would be a bestseller. My dad’s is another one. I believe both my parents stories will be beginning chapters of my own memoirs…

What I have learned about myself is that my writing comes more freely when my spirit is at peace. It is something I work on maintaining daily.

A Life Lesson Learned: “Nothing of value worthy of keeping stays fresh without some kind of maintenance…”

Lela Jefferson

© 2009, Lela Jefferson Fagan. All rights reserved.

Lela Jefferson Fagan is the author of the book “Poetry of a Black Girl: The Darkness and the Light” and lead blogger at “Memoirs of a Black Girl”. Lela is an avid reader “A Real Bookworm” of all things in print. She finds joy in sharing socially and blogging about topics that matter the most to her. Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. Lela now lives in Houston, TX with her husband Oji, an educator and Football Coach. @LelaJFagan - See more at:

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