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Thoughts On DEEP WORK

Thoughts on DEEP WORK

This is me most of the time. I feel like I’m pulled in so many directions that I often find it difficult to settle down and focus on writing. In one of the many writer groups I belong to, Deep Work by Cal Newport has been a topic of conversation.…

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Thoughts On STORY GENIUS (Part 2)

Thoughts on STORY GENIUS (Part 2)

This post is later than I expected because I stalled out in reading this book. I got about 80% through it and I doubt I’ll finish it. However, it did change my perspective on writing. The story is how the character changes; it's his/her transformation. The plot is the series…

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Thoughts On STORY GENIUS (Part 1)

Thoughts on STORY GENIUS (Part 1)

So far this summer, I’ve been spending a lot of time reading, which is something I should do more of but usually don’t because I always feel like there is something else I should be doing. Reading is so indulgent that I often feel guilty taking the time. However, as…

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The Writing Process Blog Tour

The Writing Process Blog Tour stops here! I was tagged last week by the lovely Amy DeLuca, my 2014 Golden Heart® sister. Amy writes young adult and has a new adult series launching this summer. You can find her at http://www.amydeluca.com/. Here we go! What am I working on? I’m…

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Author Stalking at RT (Day 2)

Another successful day of author stalking! I was not able to meet Veronica Roth. The room didn’t open until just before the panel began, and then she was ushered out by an armed guard the second it was over. In fact, some people went to try to talk to her,…

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Writer Shaming

If you ever see me sitting in front of the computer chortling, snorting, and otherwise laughing like a loon who is one or two colors shy of the full set, I’m probably indulging in a guilty pleasure: dog shaming. If you haven’t yet experienced the gloriousness that is dog shaming,…

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