Category Archives: Writing

Travel Tuesdays: The Philippines

In June 2015, we traveled to the Philippines. This trip was a long time in the making – hubby’s family lives over there and had been inviting us to visit for years. With kids, schedules, and expenses, it wasn’t a journey … Continue reading

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#TeachersWrite 2015

In an effort to jump start my writing, I’m participating in Teachers Write this summer. It’s an online writing camp for teachers, librarians, etc., who wish to take advantage of the free time summer provides and write. And write some … 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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A different point-of-view

First, I’m listening to The Narrative Breakdown podcast these days, and I love it! So much useful information on writing, craft, and storytelling. I am again revising my novel, concentrating on the 150 pages or so written in my female … Continue reading

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The (Obligatory) “On Rejection” Post

When I started submitting stories, I thought rejection was going to be much worse than it has been. I opened my first rejection email in the Costco parking lot. It was from a fairly prestigious print literary journal; I sat … Continue reading

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