Month: November 2010

I hope everyone has a fantastic and peaceful Thanksgiving. I’d also like to give a shout out to all the soldiers who can’t be home today and their families. I’m thankful for you.

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Moving On, Moving Up

School, school, school’s almost over. Thirteen years after I originally started college, one Associates degree, five majors, a decade of working at Barnes and Noble, and a multitude of personal dramas later, I will finally have my B.A. In creative writing. That’s a very satisfying accomplishment. Yay me! Then there’s that nagging little thought: the…

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The Process, Again

Everyone’s process is different. Everyone’s process switches up too. The original set-up for the CWC (one of my awesome writers’ groups) was based on a writers’ group somewhere up in New England. I’d read about this group in Writer’s Digest and it sounded just intense enough for me and my buddies. The idea was that…

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What if Toni Morrison Sucked?

Nathan Bransford recently posted a “You Tell Me” that revolved around writerly fear. This question and the resulting comment posts freaked me out. There was just a lot of fear listed there–some stuff that I hadn’t even thought to be afraid of. And, of course, the post made me wonder. What is my greatest fear?…

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I’ve made it a goal to read all of the books that people apparently lie about reading. Currently I’m reading 1984 by George Orwell, and I have to say that Orwell is a difficult author for me. Sure, he comes up with great concepts that we’re still talking about today – name one person who…

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Yet Another NaNo Commenter

For all you NaNo folks out there – stop reading this and get to writing! And good luck. But I do want to talk about NaNo for a second, because I think it serves a fantastic purpose: getting people to write. It wakes up those muscles that some writers need to get to it. Then…

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