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Procrastination Rears Its Ugly Monster Head

Procrastination Rears Its Ugly Monster Head

The procrastination monster has returned! Time to cower in my blanket fort and listen to the whoosh of missed deadlines. How have I procrastinated? Let me count the ways: 1. Baby Stuff Two months out from our baby-day estimate, I […]

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Impostor Syndrome is Evil and Universal

Impostor Syndrome is Evil and Universal

I saw an image floating around Facebook in the past week with some words from Neil Gaiman on Impostor Syndrome. He was attending where he didn’t feel like he measured up, despite his fame and success. Then in conversation with […]

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Evolution of an Idea

Evolution of an Idea

Ideas come from anywhere and everywhere. Sometimes the origins are more than a little strange. I find the evolution of ideas fascinating – maybe because it often happens so quickly, so spontaneously that tracing it out becomes impossible. I was […]

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Writer’s Block Diagnosis: Comparisonitis

Writer’s Block Diagnosis: Comparisonitis

Let’s talk a bit about comparisonitis because I am feeling majorly crippled in the writing department right now. The last few times I’ve sat down at my computer to write, I get stuck. In my idealistic mind, January is a […]

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Exposition Through Dialogue; or, My Characters Talk Too Much

Exposition Through Dialogue; or, My Characters Talk Too Much

I explore characters, settings, and plots through dialogue. Pure exposition bores me – gives me nothing dynamic to play with – so I use conversations. Dialogue seems like an easy way around the show-don’t-tell rule. My early stories used that […]

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Progress Report: Writing Again

Progress Report: Writing Again

So I’m writing again. Progress! This is an amazing, magical, wonderful thing. I don’t want to speak too soon, since this is only a fledgling improvement, but I will take what I can get. My frustration – at myself, at […]

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