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Touchstones: Shifting Focus

Touchstones: Shifting Focus

My focus is gone. It fled sometime last week, so if you see it, please send it back! But thanks to certain touchstones, I’ve been able to get a lot done. The more tired or the more stressed I am, […]

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Consuming Influences

Consuming Influences

Everything we experience affects us in some way. Being conscious and mindful of those influences can help shape who we are, both as writers and as people. Some writers say they can look back over their early works and tell […]

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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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Writing and Impostor Syndrome

While I’m on the topic of writing about keynote speeches at Sirens Conference, I thought I would touch on two really important points in Rae Carson’s keynote. The first point I want to touch on was her mention of continually […]

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Writing and Publishing Schedules

Writing and Publishing Schedules

One of the most helpful things, yet the most terrifying things, to do when writing is the plan. I’m not talking about character profiles and outlining scenes. I’m talking about what comes after. Beyond when things will be completed in […]

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There is no one right way to write a story

There is no one right way to write a story

So, this post has been a long time in the making. I have been reaching and reaching for something that has been out of my reach for a long time. Why am I stuck? Why can’t I write, carefree, to […]

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