Author Archives: KathyH

Orlando Holidays

The schools here shut down for two weeks over Christmas and New Year’s, and my husband works limited hours and enjoys some vacation days. Since we all were home at the same time, we decided to take a mini-vacation over the … Continue reading

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Embrace That First Draft

From Marion Roach Smith’s The Memoir Project: A Thoroughly Non-Standardized Text for Writing & Life (great writing resource!): It’s called the vomit draft, too, because it will both stink and be pretty much everything you’ve got inside you. In there is … Continue reading

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Phew!

Fifty-thousand words in about 20 days is taxing on the wrists. But I started a new project, one I’ve hesitated writing for a long time. Now was a good time and NaNo a good reason to write the SFD (“shitty … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo 2014: Are you in?

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Florida Fall

Lows are in the 60s, and windows are open! We made it to the pumpkin patch yesterday and brought home some lovely pumpkins and gourds. Ready for autumn (Florida’s version, anyway).

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The Writing Journey: Querying and Multitasking

I have begun querying Be With Me, my novel/thesis/thing-I’ve-held-onto-for-way-too-long. Much like when I first started sending out short stories a couple years ago, I’m nervously checking and rechecking the query letter, agent’s email address, and the sample pages. I’ve received … Continue reading

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A Poem for Your Pleasure: Almond Blossom by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence : The Poetry Foundation

Almond Blossom by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence : The Poetry Foundation.

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Worth Reading #5: The Help Yourself Edition

After spending the summer watching World Cup and taking online education courses (I’ll review some of these MOOCs later), I returned to teaching in late-August. This year, I have a part-time schedule—and it works. I’m writing again, reading more, and … Continue reading

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On the Banks of (the muddy and rising) Plum Creek: A Weekend on the Laura Ingalls Wilder Trail

It began, as all good road trips do, with drinks and dinner. My friend Tina was in Florida on business, and our conversation veered from books we were currently reading to beloved childhood books. The Little House books came up, followed … Continue reading

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Revisiting My Favorites 2: Flowers in the Attic and Crystal Singer

I had intended to make this an occasional series on the blog. Needless to say, nearly a year has passed since I first commented on what it was like to revisit books and movies that I loved years ago. I … Continue reading

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