I Want to Write

I Want to Write

So this funny thing happens when I don’t have time, or capacity, or allotted butt-in-chair time to write: I want to write. It happened a lot in university. When I was forcing myself to sit down to study for exams, […]

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Holiday Gift Ideas: Early Edition

I don’t know about you, but I am one of those people that starts their gift shopping quite early, whether it’s for Christmas (since that’s what I and the people close to me celebrate) or birthdays. Mercifully, everyone’s birthdays are behind […]

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Do Girly Books Exist? I Don’t Think So

Do Girly Books Exist? I Don’t Think So

Warning, I may go into slight rant mode with this post because a pet peeve has been piqued. A few weeks ago, my Teenreads newsletter hit my inbox. While I no longer qualify as a teen, teen book blogs cover YA […]

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New Years Cleaning – Purging Books

I had a wonderful week off work between Christmas and New Years. And, in that time, I did a lot of new years cleaning. Instead of starting with my closet (which probably does need a cull) like I usually do, […]

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Sparks

Sparks

Kate posted a couple weeks ago about being overwhelmed with possible stories. They come from everywhere, and it can be difficult to keep up. I keep a sparks page. I flip to the back of my current notebook and label a […]

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When the Story Changes: the Bane of Writer-dom

When the Story Changes: the Bane of Writer-dom

How many of you writers have had conversations like this: Me: “My story changed again.” Wife: “Well, maybe the change will make it better?” Me: “It does! That’s why I can’t just ignore it.” Wife: “So that’s good.” Me: “But […]

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