Add These Things Into Stories // Maybe Six New Tropes?

I have very mixed feelings about tropes. Sometimes I like them, or even enjoy them. Other times I HATE them with an undying passion. Perhaps it’s the style of trope? Anyway, I’m ready for some…

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Living in a Time Vacuum // January 2018 Wrap Up

The past thirty days feels like 90 days. I keep looking at the calendar and reminding myself it’s only been one month. The fastest January, ever. This past month has been homework, reading, homework, reading,…

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What Writers Say Versus What We Actually Mean

Writers may not always mean what we say? Maybe? We mean well, we really do, but writing is STRESSFUl. And soul-sucking. Don’t get into it, kids, it takes over your life. But in a good…

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December is Done – Time for 2018!

Confession: I almost didn’t write this post. Because today is January 1st, and I’m kind of really, really, really ready for 2018. But December happened. And it was a pretty great month. So I can’t…

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Editing – Driving Yourself Crazy While Crafting a Story

Last May, I finished writing the first draft of my first book. Big Step. And then I took a breath, reread the story, and sent it off to an editor. It’s editing time.    A…

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