Month: November 2010

Conversations with Author-Folk; or, Leave it on the Page

On more than one occasion I have heard the idea that, as a writer, you participate in a conversation with those who have gone before you. (Yep, by writing this right now I’m communing with Charles Dickens.) I’ve heard that everything written is a… Continue Reading “Conversations with Author-Folk; or, Leave it on the Page”

Wanna Know What I’m Grateful For?

NOT HAVING TO WORK RETAIL FOR THE FIRST TIME IN A DECADE TODAY!!!!!

I hope everyone has a fantastic and peaceful Thanksgiving. I’d also like to give a shout out to all the soldiers who can’t be home today and their families. I’m thankful for you.

Moving On, Moving Up

School, school, school’s almost over. Thirteen years after I originally started college, one Associates degree, five majors, a decade of working at Barnes and Noble, and a multitude of personal dramas later, I will finally have my B.A. In creative writing. That’s a very… Continue Reading “Moving On, Moving Up”

The Process, Again

Everyone’s process is different. Everyone’s process switches up too. The original set-up for the CWC (one of my awesome writers’ groups) was based on a writers’ group somewhere up in New England. I’d read about this group in Writer’s Digest and it sounded just… Continue Reading “The Process, Again”

What if Toni Morrison Sucked?

Nathan Bransford recently posted a “You Tell Me” that revolved around writerly fear. This question and the resulting comment posts freaked me out. There was just a lot of fear listed there–some stuff that I hadn’t even thought to be afraid of. And, of… Continue Reading “What if Toni Morrison Sucked?”

Regularly Scheduled Program

Sorry for weird posts, I think they’ve been deleted.

1984

I’ve made it a goal to read all of the books that people apparently lie about reading. Currently I’m reading 1984 by George Orwell, and I have to say that Orwell is a difficult author for me. Sure, he comes up with great concepts… Continue Reading “1984”

R.I.P. Ye Pain in the A$!@* Short Story

It is official: I’m tabling a particular short story because I now hate it. Got critiques last night on a short story that I have revised and revised and looked at again and again and again. I did all this work because as I… Continue Reading “R.I.P. Ye Pain in the A$!@* Short Story”

Yet Another NaNo Commenter

For all you NaNo folks out there – stop reading this and get to writing! And good luck. But I do want to talk about NaNo for a second, because I think it serves a fantastic purpose: getting people to write. It wakes up… Continue Reading “Yet Another NaNo Commenter”

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