Tag Archives: reading

Grandmom Goes “Grey”

One of the best and worst things that happened to me in 2012 was that I broke my Kindle. I am both a voracious reader and a broke paycheck-to-paycheck schmuck. It isn’t hard to understand why I’d put the death … Continue reading

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Chicken Soup and Other Goings-On in my Wordworld

After a month or so of really struggling to hit the mark with my writing goals, I’m happy to report that I’ve come out swingin’ in the last two weeks. Oh, during the downtime, I DID write. But I wasn’t … Continue reading

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I Might Have Been

My regular Tuesday post has been waylaid by that crazy little thing called life. So, what might I have been doing rather than getting my Tuesday rant or tale in tip-top shape and ready to roll? – I might have been … Continue reading

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11/22/63

There are many things in life that I enjoy enough to wait for with giddy anticipation, like a kid who just knows when she looks outside that she’ll be waking up to a school-free snow day. Any time Stephen King releases … Continue reading

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An Experiment in Life as a Dayjobless Writer

I’ll admit it. I’m one of those writers. You know the type – maybe you even ARE one too. We plod along at a snail’s pace on our works-in-progress. We bounce from project to project and it takes us forever to finish anything. … Continue reading

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Finding Thankfulness: Getting it Down in Writing

In last Friday’s round of Life List Club guest posts, Jess Witkins lit up Hawleyville with her discussion on being thankful for the small things and keeping a gratitude journal. I say “lit up,” because I think that’s exactly what … Continue reading

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Holiday Gift Ideas for the Writer in Your Life

I’m one of those people who gets annoyed when I walk into a store and see Christmas decorations on display before we even get through Halloween. But Halloween is over now, and although we haven’t hit Thanksgiving yet many of us have started our … Continue reading

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What I’ve Learned From My “Song of Ice and Fire” Addiction

Everyone knows that part of becoming a better writer is reading.  Over the years, even during my losing battles with writer’s block, I’ve kept that part of the bargain. I can’t remember a time since I was 10 years old … Continue reading

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Go the F*** To Sleep

My dad and I don’t talk much about my writing. Oh, sure, he’d like to see me make it. What father doesn’t want his daughter’s dream to come true? But he’s not a reader himself, and definitely not into writing, … Continue reading

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Discovering eFiction

I have been devouring the first book George R. R. Martin’s Game of Throne series like a girl with PMS attacks a box of chocolates. Since there are three more books to go, this venture has turned my summer reading … Continue reading

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