Tag: writer’s life

Saturday Morning Reads

Saturday Morning Reads

Happy Saturday! It is muggy here in New Hampshire, but I hope it’s lovely in your part of the world. I’ve been up doing my morning ritual and am ready to share a few of my favorite links from this week. Anne Bogel shared her 9/11 story in such an honest way. She was on …

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Writing Priorities

Writing Priorities

I always start these posts thinking I’m going to be wise and insightful, but come off sounding whiny. I apologize in advance, but please know that I am using my very serious and very thoughtful voice and not my but life is so unfair! voice. I want to do more. I want to create something fantastic and …

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One Space or Two?

One Space or Two?

My mind was recently blown. Maybe this has happened to you? I was scrolling through Twitter and taking in my daily allotment of world atrocities, when I came across this tweet: I need to have a word with whoever taught academics to put two spaces after a period. — Nicole Hemmer (@pastpunditry) June 24, 2017 …

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In Which Real Life Gets In The Way

In Which Real Life Gets In The Way

A co-worker recently asked me how I managed to read so much, which made me laugh out loud. I laughed because 1) I don’t read as much as many others or as much as I’d like; and 2) I currently have a room full of yellow jacket carcasses and a basement floor covered in laundry …

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What’s the Purpose of Blogging Again?

What’s the Purpose of Blogging Again?

I’ve been having quite a difficult time with this blog over the last few weeks. I’ve been in the process of switching to a self-hosted blog, and I did everything wrong on my first go round. That meant that I had to re-do everything and I still don’t think it’s quite right. And on top …

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“Blackberries need the rain AND sun” — on writing and its fuel

“Blackberries need the rain AND sun” — on writing and its fuel

When we moved into our house, we started planting berry bushes almost right away. Our blueberry bushes have exploded in the last few weeks, and we’ve already picked all of our raspberries and strawberries. We were lucky to find some wild blackberry bushes all over the bluff down to the river behind our house. My …

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Picking Up Where You Left Off.

Picking Up Where You Left Off.

Late last year I wrote about participating in National Novel Writing Month.  So that means I’ve had a 50,000+ word document sitting in my Dropbox that hasn’t been touched since the end of November.  The reasons for this are innumerable: it’s been hard to regain the momentum that I had during NaNoWriMo; it’s been tricky …

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2017 Goals

2017 Goals

Happy New Year!  2017 is finally here and I am stoked for a ton of reasons.  New years always feel like a fresh start.  I love setting specific and measurable goals (can’t you tell that I work in Quality Assurance?) and plugging away to reach them.  I know that this is a reading and writing …

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Dumbledore will make 2017 better; and other links

Dumbledore will make 2017 better; and other links

Happy New Year’s Eve!  I’ve put together a list of some of my favorite books and writing links from this week.  I hope that you enjoy them and find a little nugget to take with you! Self Publishing: An Insult to the Written Word – it’s a bit judgmental and insulting to self publishers, but …

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