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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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A New-To-Me Kind of Writer’s Block

Do you have one of those people in your life who shares way too much about their bodily functions? The family member who tells you about her horrible case of the “green poops” over dinner or friend who gives you … Continue reading

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