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Aug.19.2013
Recently I had the pleasure of reading an article regarding the quirks and preferences of some of the most influential and breathtaking writers ever. Writers such as Hemingway and Faulkner were featured as well as several others whose work has shaped my thoughts and feelings about certain things,...
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Aug.12.2013
Lately I have been very frustrated. The novella that I thought I had finished is, as I mentioned previously, very unsatisfactory. I have to get back to working on it and the novel I was in the middle of when I stopped to write the novella. Not to mention all the work promoting and marketing my...
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Jun.10.2013
Yesterday someone said to me that perhaps it was time I got a "real job" or at least made this whole writing thing work better for me. While the comments left me, at first, fuming like the back draft of a fire ready to explode, after a bit I actually began to see that perhaps there was some wisdom...
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May.15.2013
I was recently party to a conversation in which I was asked what purpose writing served in my life. The other participant in the conversation pointed out, with unemotional, matter-of-factness, that, as I was yet to make much money, writing was something that was absorbing amounts of my time yet...
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May.14.2013
Over the past few months, five people I have known have died---two were in their eighties but two were in their sixties(my decade of life right now). One friend now has metastatic cancer. She has been posting pictures of herself on Facebook--from a beautiful wide-eyed child in Ireland, to her now...
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May.11.2013
I have always heard the expression "a day at the beach" used in reference to a task or event that is not only easy, but enjoyable. A perfectly, sunshine filled experience, destined to bring one great peace and satisfaction. However, anyone who has dutifully and lovingly toted children, and all...
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May.06.2013
Moving is exhausting. There is no other way to put it, it is purely exhausting. Throw in some lovely, but unruly, children, a desire to keep writing, and some other regular run of the mill chaos and there you have it-exhaustion. Most people would probably start to complain a little here, they are...
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Apr.16.2013
Recently, someone I know who is writing a book, asked me how to name her main character.  She had written a chapter or so about the character but she kept changing the name and at this point had no name for her.  For a moment I started blankly at her, since, to be honest, I had never...
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Feb.25.2013
Whew! Finally I am back to work, well the writing part of my life at least! I am still, for the most part, typing one handed but progess is being made, both with the injury and my work. I have always heard people sighing about going to work, even when they love their jobs.  I too have...
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Feb.12.2013
  I'm not sure how to start my first ever blog post, but introducing what my blog is about will probably be a good place to start! I've always wanted to be an author. I've never taken it seriously: I know it's unlikely to lead anywhere, and I know that very few people actually make a living as...