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Happy New Year! Hello, 2018 Goals

Happy New Year! Hello, 2018 Goals

It is no big secret that I very much want to change how I outline, track, and determine how I’ve accomplished my annual goals. I spent much of December whining about all of that, so I’ll skip it here. Or do […]

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Just What Is Worldbuilding?

Just What Is Worldbuilding?

When I hear “worldbuilding,” my first, immediate thought is of encyclopedia-length tomes of information. Close behind that, I think of the complexities of fantastical worlds. But your world doesn’t require fantastical complexities . It doesn’t require Tolkien-length treatises. Unless it […]

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Every Creative Baby is Different – New Mom Writing Series

Every Creative Baby is Different – New Mom Writing Series

So this is the first in my series about being a New Mom Writing. There are a lot of lessons I learned in the 24 hours before and after my daughter was born. They hit me hard and they have […]

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Keeping a Notebook, Revisited, Now Influenced by Joan Didion

Keeping a Notebook, Revisited, Now Influenced by Joan Didion

Right now, I am 100 pages deep in The Making of a Story by Alice LaPlante. This Norton Guide (read: quality) book was given to me as a convocation gift by one of my best friends’ mom. Yes, I only recently […]

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Academic Writing is not Creative Writing–and those mindsets need not apply

Academic Writing is not Creative Writing–and those mindsets need not apply

In being a book buyer, I get a heads up on all sorts of books that are coming out. One that really piqued my interest this month was Neil Gaiman’s The View from the Cheap Seats: Selected Nonfiction. So, in […]

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The End Of A Notebook

I love to be reminded of why I write longhand. Seriously. I am two pages away from filling the current notebook. This means an(other) entire notebook filled with my words. It’s a total rush. There is something about smoothing my […]

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