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Finding Motivation

I’m going to get all philosophical today.  Because that happens to be where my head is and I’d rather talk about that than the fact that I sat through two days of a writing workshop, learned TONS, and then turned … Continue reading

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My two modes of editing others’ work – basic and ugly

(I’m procrastinating.  A friend from college has asked me to swap critiques and, well…I thought I’d write a blog post instead.) In my job that pays the bills, I frequently have to review reports. Sometimes the report I’m reviewing is … Continue reading

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I learned a word I misuse yesterday!

So, it turns out I’ve never really thought about it, but I would have (prior to yesterday) misused pour/pore if I were even given the chance.  I always thought of the word “pore” as relating to skin pores.  (As in, “she has small … Continue reading

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Picking betas

I finished entering all my edits to the second draft yesterday.  I have a page and a half of notes that I could go through – things like “do I use the phrase ‘curled up to sleep’ too many times”?  … Continue reading

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This is scary…I actually like my novel

I just finished reading the second draft of my novel.  And I actually enjoyed reading it.  And that scares the bejeezus out of me. See, before when I made the mistake of showing the first draft to my mom and … Continue reading

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Illusory Superiority (A must have for any aspiring writer)

Illusory superiority (at least according to Wikipedia) is essentially the belief that you’re better than you are.*  Someone in the room is the least attractive person, but you’re pretty damned sure it’s not you even though everyone else would agree it … Continue reading

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Writers are like snowflakes (Part 1)

We’re all unique. When I decided to get serious about this writing thing I started reading books and blogs and discussion forums about writing, sitting at the proverbial feet of the masters and soaking up their hard-earned wisdom.  And what … Continue reading

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