Monthly Archives: June 2014

Back From Seattle

My husband went to Seattle last week for a conference and my son and I tagged along for a “vacation.” Translation: super awesome vacation for my son and exhausting work for me You’d think we did a ton for how … Continue reading

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Plotting

In “On Writing” Stephen King likens a story to a fossil buried in the earth and writers something like archaeologists endeavoring to uncover the artifact. We have our tools to reveal the fossil and extract it from the earth and … Continue reading

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A Light Bulb Moment

I was always daydreaming when I was growing up (still do in fact but now for entirely different reasons) and when my friends would call me back to order, I’d have a time catching up in the conversation. When I … Continue reading

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When Doubts Surface

What do you do when you doubt yourself? Whatever the dream is, many of us doubt ourselves at some point. I always doubt myself. But, then, having been average in most things and never having really tried to push past … Continue reading

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Adverbs and Passive Voice

As I said in my last post, I’m done with my rewrite. Yay! My plan was to start editing it all on Monday. By the 2nd day of inexcusable sloth, I was about ready to shoot myself out of guilt … Continue reading

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Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira

I don’t remember where I saw Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira…Maybe Goodreads. There was a blurb about how good it was and then a description of what it was about. Basically it’s about a girl who gets … Continue reading

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Hardest Part Is Done

I consider writing the darn thing to be the hardest part of writing anything be it book, short story, article, etc. Editing can be difficult, yes, but more in a time-consuming and sometimes boring sort of way. I think I … Continue reading

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