The Right Way to Write

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I’ve mentioned this before, but when I first made the decision to write a novel some seven or eight years ago, I started by attempting to make an outline. That’s what we learn in school, right? Outline before you write; … Continued

A Whole Lotta No

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The general non-writing public (as well as a few novice writers) often share a common belief: that J.K. Rowling receiving twelve rejections for the Harry Potter series should be an immediate source of comfort for struggling writers. Um, not to … Continued

Begin Again

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It’s no secret that I’m a pretty big Taylor Swift fan. And I say that without an ounce of embarrassment or shame. I admire the girl–really. She’s a brilliant songwriter. She’s trendy. And she’s fun. If I were in my … Continued

The Bottom of the Iceberg

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I’ll be the first to admit it. My experience with actual icebergs is severely lacking. Practically everything I know about these humongous chunks of ice comes from Titanic (one of my all-time favorite love stories). But. . . if that movie taught us … Continued

The Problem with Someday

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“I’ve always wanted to write a book. Hopefully, I’ll have time someday. . .” How often have I heard this phrase? You’ve probably heard it, too. All too often, we push the things we really want (or know we need … Continued

Back 2 School

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For the past two weeks, I’ve been experiencing déjà vu and beginning-of-school jitters all at once. You see, I’m back in the classroom. Temporarily, at least. I’m doing a long-term sub assignment for a teacher who’s on maternity leave. True, I’ve … Continued