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Reaching for Light

“Write a post in response to today’s one-word prompt”: REACH I’m once again using the one-word prompt to share a scene from my work-in-progress, Last Leaf Falls. Let me tell you…you don’t realize how often a word is used until you … Continue reading

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Is it in the Details? Character and Setting Names

What’s in a name? That which we call a rose, by any other name would smell as sweet. In my last post, inspired by the daily prompt, I talked about name meanings and how internet “research” led me to one eerily accurate … Continue reading

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Hiding in the Writer’s Closet

The fall of a leaf is a whisper to the living ~ Russian Proverb  Okay, so I’ve been hiding out in my own writer’s closet for quite some time now. Crouching, in the dark, holding myself, rocking back and forth, whispering … Continue reading

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Procrastinating on the Update and Updating on the Procrastination

“It is the job that is never started that takes longest to finish.” ~ J.R.R. Tolkien Oh shameless, shameless procrastination. This post has been waiting in my drafts for a good month! Since I haven’t written in a little while, … Continue reading

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In Defense of Twilight

With Breaking Dawn Part 1 in theaters, and all the criticism of the Twilight Series rampant on the internet these days, I thought it was only fair to write a post in defense of Twilight. I will admit that the book … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life of a…Writer?

“Writer’s block is a fancy term made up by whiners so they can have an excuse to drink alcohol.” – Steve Martin I’m having a hard time calling myself a writer these days, due to the lack of, er…writing. But … Continue reading

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Story Themes & Writing What You Read

“A well-composed book is a magic carpet on which we are wafted to a world that we cannot enter in any other way.” ~ Caroline Gordon As a kid, my reading choices always held magic or some supernatural element. Then there … Continue reading

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Running As Fuel for the Imagination

So I joined a running program – the “spring” session. I really had the urge to torture myself with this last fall, but I thought, “no, I’m not that hardcore to start a running program just before winter”. So I … Continue reading

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Should I Lay My Story to Rest?

I have not been obsessively calculating progress made on the first draft of my book lately. Probably because I’ve been neglecting it so terribly. Seriously considering laying this story to rest. My blog is becoming a memorial site for it anyway. … Continue reading

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The Seed

I’ve been neglecting this blog. But frankly, I’m surprised I’ve kept up with it all. Worse yet, I’ve also been neglecting my book. I’m one of those people who starts things and never finishes them. They get swept aside with the dust … Continue reading

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