Tag Archives: fiction writing

Rated PG For Language

If you’ve been reading my blog for any decent amount of time, you might remember a post I wrote awhile back about including profanity in fiction. It leaned heavily on throwing out that effenheimer (is that how you even spell … Continue reading

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My Way or…. the Other Way

My husband and I like to commiserate about online communities – especially the educational ones – that encourage participants to follow the idea of “my way or the highway”. All video all the time! Video is evil! All cooperative learning, … Continue reading

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Details: Realistic vs Authentic

A few weeks ago I said, “tune in next week” for this post. I don’t know what possessed me to write that line since it clearly portended that I would not, in fact, tune y’all in so soon. Right. Well. … Continue reading

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Only Girls Cry

Isn’t that the most clichéd and ridiculous title? It is to me – but I was not very creative with titles in my younger days and I’m only slightly better at it now. The title belongs to the story below, … Continue reading

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It feels like a long time since I’ve posted anything (besides that Reads/Recs post 2 days ago) and even though I primarily subscribe to the idea that one should only post to the blog when you have something and that … Continue reading

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Attempting to Define the Blurry Lines of Publishing Fan Fiction

I kind of thought I was past this whole upheaval about Fifty Shades of Grey and its origins. However, just last week I read about another huge traditional publishing deal that just went through for another “re-purposed”, former Twilight fan … Continue reading

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Once Upon a Time Again

I’ve got this new novel started. It has a pretty good opening scene (or at least the start of the opening scene), a few other decent scenes, a few other crappily written scenes, and an overall plot and theme dancing … Continue reading

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