Cheryl has been writing since high school but only within the past 3-5 years has she attempted to write for publication. On Thursday, October 7, the National Galley of Writing accepted her contribution of a personal essay discussing how laborious the process of writing is and how much joy she receives from doing it. She is working on her first novel and a proposal for a writing workshop for low-income young people and adults.
Cheryl has never met a chocolate she didn’t like, thinks love and laughter should be packaged and sold (and she is working on that patent), she has a warm smile and her happiest moments are spent writing or discussing this beautiful, nerve-wrecking, fulfilling art.
Articles by Cheryl Joi
Why I Write October 25, 2007 (Cheryl Joi) Vladimir Nabokov once wrote, "The pages are still blank, but there is a miraculous feeling of the words being there, written in invisible ink and clamoring to become visible." If I could only think of something to say then those clamoring words would be released and, for me, there will finally be a sense of relief. After all, the words are a huge part of me. The words come from me and create a feeling -- power, sadness, lust, madness -- and I am part of it. (complete article...)