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NaNoWriMo Strikes Again

NaNoWriMo Strikes Again

I haven’t properly participated in NaNoWriMo in over a decade. (Holy crap, National Novel Writing Month has been around longer than a decade! I feel old now.) Those half-assed modified years don’t count, if only because I never took them […]

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Intention Counts: Pulling Your Story Together

Intention Counts: Pulling Your Story Together

In many things, intention does not count. Unexamined bias? Harmful stereotypes? The best of intentions can not fix these things. But you intend something when you write a story. Maybe you intend some deep, profound statement. Maybe it’s a general sense […]

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A Special Kind of Anxiety: Submitting Stories

A Special Kind of Anxiety: Submitting Stories

One of my 2017 goals is to submit each of my three shelved stories three times each by December 31st. This sounds relatively easy, right? The stories are written. They’ve been polished –two edited by a writer who is amazing […]

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Writing to Theme

Writing to Theme

Sometimes, writing fantasy feels like writing without rules. No restrictions – anything is possible. I used to balk at the idea of writing to a theme someone else set; I wanted to write my story, after all. But I’ve found that […]

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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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Writer Making Zines

Writer Making Zines

I’m starting on a creative endeavour I never thought I would try: making zines. Really, though, it is the medium for a recovering perfectionist. I have talked about perfectionism a lot. Like here. And here. Because I face perfectionist tendencies […]

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