Writing Coach, Poet, Fiction Writer, Essayist, Artist, Dreamer | "Enlightenment is when a wave realizes it is the Ocean." ~Thich Nhat Hanh

About Me

Lori Carlson is a Writing Coach with a BA in English and a MALS in Creative Writing. She writes poetry, fiction, personal essays, creative non-fiction, and articles. She focuses on the Writer's Life, Spirituality, Life Lessons, Self-Awareness, Relationships, Mental Health, and the LGBTQ+.

Ravyne Hawke is Lori's Cherokee name (pronounced Raven Hawk, like the birds 😉). She uses that name online in order to honor it and her ancestors.

Lori is also an Artist who creates art under her 'nom de plume' Cherokee name - Ravyne Hawke. Ravyne's preferred mediums are soft and oil pastels, watercolor, acrylics, charcoal, and mixed medium.

Other things about Lori

Muse-Driven Writer; Gemini/Cancer Cuspie; Fire Horse; 3 Path Life; Enneagram 4w5; INFJ; HSP (Highly Sensitive Person); Andromedan Walk-in; Buddhist; Human Rights, Animal Rights & LGBTQ+ Activist; Mental Health Advocate; Environmentalist; Democratic Socialist; Researcher; Metalhead; MEP (Mandela-Effected Person); Amateur UFOlogist; True Crime Fanatic; History Buff; Curious Seeker of Hidden, Lost & Forbidden Knowledge; Spiritualist; Spirit Guide & Archangel Channeler; Reiki 2 Practitioner; Tarot Reader; Dream Interpreter; Goth Chick; Witchy Woman; Star Gazer; & Moon Worshiper.

Favorite Quote - "Thou art to me a delicious torment." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson, Essays, First Series - Friendship, 1841 Author's Bio - The Enigmatic Lori Carlson

Lori Carlson's Portfolio

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Medium Publications and Blogs

Personal Ramblings - A Delicious Torment

Creative Writings - Ravyne’s Nest

Informational Articles - You’ve Been Informed! (Open for submissions) Horror & edgy stories - Not For Bedtime Stories (Open for submissions)

All About Prompts - Promptly Written (Open for submissions) Dark Poetry - The Black Veil (Open for submissions)

Artistic Creations - Artique (Open for submissions)

Easy-Access Archives Of Lori's Work




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Please enjoy some of my art!

Seeking Balance - Pastels on black paper.

Honoring the Buddha - Pastels on black paper.

Sunrise Over Mt. Rainier, WA - Pastels on black paper.

Pink Lady Orchids - Pastels and Pastel Pencils on white paper.

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Writing Coach, Poet, Fiction Writer, Essayist, Artist, Dreamer | “Enlightenment is when a wave realizes it is the Ocean” ~Thich Nhat Hanh