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365 Letters

I write a letter to family and friends every Sunday. I started in 2011, and, yes, I have skipped a few Sundays over the years. Why? How? And how did I write a letter nearly every week for eight years? Well...

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Rest Your Soul

Sometimes the best wisdom is old wisdom. Now, I have a few issues with the way TED talks have evolved, but we aren't here to have that conversation. We're here to talk about how sometimes they have really cool talks... Continue Reading →

Here I Stand

There is something really, truly rewarding about being appreciated for hard work. Yes, yes, yes, the work itself is rewarding, too. Goodness. Settle down. I am proud of the things that I have accomplished. You know what, I'm also proud... Continue Reading →

Learning from Youth

The enthusiasm of youthful artists is really something. I can see the spark of amusement in the eyes of older artists when I talk to them. Sometimes... I am the older artist, and let me tell you - that's a... Continue Reading →

If… Then…

I love writing. I've loved writing ever since I started penning anything I considered as 'serious' fiction and realized what power and beauty lay beneath the keys of my computer. Untapped, ready for me. I became something more than myself... Continue Reading →

The Importance of Writing Varied Character Syntax

Doesn't that title just sound like a hoot and a half? See, this is on my mind because I just finished reading a book where every. single. character. had the same voice. Writing different character voices is hard, after all.... Continue Reading →

The Great Western Writer

I got to do some bookish research for my /other/ blogging-job-thing (see here), and I thought it just strange enough to post in some form or other over here, as well. Normally there isn't much in the way of crossover... Continue Reading →

Writing: Why You Should Read Bad Novels

I expect we've all been there. Maybe you even got into the story before you read that one line that jerked you clean out of any suspension of disbelief to say, "REally? REALLY? WhY woulD yOU do IT ThaT waY?" Well, as... Continue Reading →

NaNoWinning – How to Re-enter this thing called ‘Real World’

You've spent 30 days writing your heart out. Maybe you hit 50K, maybe you didn't. The point of the exercise was to write as much as you could, and if you even started - you ended up winning. Because winners... Continue Reading →

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