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“Smile,” They Said.

Warning: Rant Ahead Related: NOT political …except for starting with the story about at least one male journalist’s commentary about Secretary Clinton’s primary wins last week. I liked Valenti’s article in The Guardian about this as she helped accentuate the … Continue reading

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Roller Rink Character: Origin Story

  So my family and I are at the skating rink – the roller kind, not ice – and I’m sitting out a song or two or three because apparently, I’m not as young as I used to be (or … Continue reading

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Warning: Characters In Your Head May Look Different Than They Appear

 Catching Fire, the second movie adaptation in The Hunger Games series comes out next month, and the first thing I always think of is the ridiculous fan reaction to character race after The Hunger Games movie released in 2012. When … Continue reading

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Embers to Flame

It would seem that without consciously and directly intending to, I have decided to shelve my first novel for now. It makes me a little sad, but truthfully, not as much as I could be if my current novel weren’t … Continue reading

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Innocent Bystanders May Become Characters

My 10-year old son started writing a book this year. I can’t imagine where he got the idea. He’s got big plans for it and will likely see it published before anything of mine ever sees print. That kid has … Continue reading

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Can You Relate?

Mmkay. I sort of disappeared there for a bit. Just a bit of work going on. I’m a teacher, so beginning of the school year is kind of crazy. But I’m also a writer, so it is time to put … Continue reading

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Listen to the Muse-ic

I tweeted this last night: “SO CLOSE I CAN ALMOST TASTE IT. That is, if writing and endings were taste-able.” One friend suggested it might taste like the best kind of chocolate. I offered that it might be a fountain … Continue reading

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