Monthly Archives: March 2017

A Writer’s Education

During my first semester in college, someone told me, “Majoring in English is the worst thing a writer can do.” Sure enough, all of my English professors taught us how to write formulaic essays, endlessly analyzing literature, where word count … Continue reading

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Writing Drive

I’m working on my second draft for my current novel-in-progress, but I’ve been letting lots of “real life” activities distract me — that’s what happens when Spring rolls around. Instead of writing, I’ve sandblasted an antique bathtub, hand sewed a … Continue reading

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Oxford Comma

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Writing from experience

Err, sort of . . . Frankly, this quote frightens me with the prospect that there are people out there who are so boring that they’d only be able to write one book about the life they’ve lived. Couldn’t they … Continue reading

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Inexpressible

I have problems. I know, right? A writer with problems? Like that’s never happened before. I’m the sort that’s always laughing at myself, because learning how to laugh was the only way to survive. So when I come across pictures … Continue reading

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Deep Writing

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Who I Am

I spent the entirety of my teen years writing. When all the other kids in my Creative Writing classes were planning out back-up careers “in case writing didn’t work out,” for me there was only one option: I am a … Continue reading

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