Category Archives: Writing

Springing

Happy first day of spring! I’ve been on vacation for the last week-and-a-half. I took a short beach trip to my aunt and uncle’s with my mom and a good friend. Other than that, I’ve been editing, reading, resting and generally … Continue reading

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Adventures in Editing

Most of my blog’s regular readers fall into two categories. Many are writers who have “been there, done that” when it comes to editing a book. Others are friends and family who are probably as interested in the editing process as I am in best practices … Continue reading

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Gettin’ Dirty

I’ve been overcome with a desire to play in the dirt. I want to sit in the grass with morning dew soaking my butt. I want to weed my gardens. I wasn’t much of a gardener until I hit my … Continue reading

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Dumpster Diving

At work the other day, I saw a heartbreaking bit of bathroom-stall graffiti. I work on the college campus that spit me out with a bachelor’s degree almost 20 years ago. On the way back from a meeting, I cut through a … Continue reading

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When A Writer Watches the Superbowl …

I’ve been a writer long enough to accept the weird brain-quirks that come with the territory. I have grown used to the constant chatter in my brain. When the well of weirdness runs dry, I actually get a little disconcerted. … Continue reading

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Step Away From The Book

I’ve spent January working on a big project for The Day Job, watching the playoffs, rejoicing that the third season of Shameless is underway, learning to cook a few new things, visiting the library, discovering “The Following” and “Continuum,” writing and reading blogs, … Continue reading

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Why I Chose to Seek a Literary Agent

“I have finished the first draft of my novel.” Almost a month has passed since I earned the right to say those words, and they still make me warm and fuzzy, even on an in-the-teens-out-there-cold kind of morning like this … Continue reading

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