Monthly Archives: April 2014

I FALL TO PIECES – #firstdraftproblems

Read a great post by the awesome blogger and author Kristen Lamb, called “Five Warning Signs Your Story Needs Revision”, where she shares what glaring newbie mistakes editors and agents look out for while screening manuscripts. I especially liked Red … Continue reading

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Setting as Character

I came across a great post on world-building, by Magical Words. It got me thinking about my own work-in-progress, Last Leaf Falls. I’ve been struggling a little bit with the setting, maybe because it’s based in the real world (sort of), … Continue reading

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Big Picture & Line by Line Revision – #firstdraftproblems

I realized I haven’t been posting much on my writing process at all lately, so here’s a bit of an update. I’ve been spending time with the slow and painful process of revising. A while back, I found a great piece of revision … Continue reading

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Spring’s Practical Joke Not So Practical.

Spring. You had us there for a minute. Sigh.   *Brilliant meme found via partial memory and Google Image search.

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Giving Thanks for Mindy

Today I am thankful for the neverending stream of mindless and mindful entertainment coming from the Interwebedness of Joy. After a much-too-long hiatus, Dr. L is back in my life, giving me a little bit of Mindy-Goodness and much-appreciated bouts … Continue reading

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Ridiculous Internet Quizzes, Auras and The Gratitude Files

Today in The Gratitude Files I am thankful for those ridiculous internet quizzes that are only not-ridiculous if I happen to agree with the outcome. Today’s internet quiz comes from Quiz Social: What Colour is Your Aura? And here are my … Continue reading

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My tea corner

Today is one of those days when it’s not so easy to feel gratitude. So today I am thankful for my cozy little tea corner with a tea cozy. Can’t believe there was a time when I didn’t even know … Continue reading

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Landslide – The Gratitude Files, Music Edition

Today, and everyday, I am thankful for music. Some days I’m not sure I’d get through without it, and when it comes to writing inspiration there is nothing better. Today, let’s appreciate this beauty by Stevie Nicks with Fleetwood Mac, … Continue reading

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Hell, Handbaskets and The Moment of Truth – Today’s Edition of The Gratitude Files

Now that spring is here, I seem to be (hope to be) recovering from the endless inertia of winter. For many, myself included, that means getting back into a healthier routine. When winter arrived, I started out with ambition: I … Continue reading

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The Gratitude Files

So recently I saw that the daughter of my good friend is now old enough to be insightful and amazing and has her own Facebook page to prove it. There were many examples of why this is, but what really stood … Continue reading

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