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A Writer’s Brain Under Duress Is Still a Writer’s Brain

One of my critique writing partners recently told me that she liked reading my post about my parents’ divorce because it reassured her that one doesn’t have to have suffered in life to be able to write dark or gritty … Continue reading

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Full Stop

For one of my jobs, I work in an elementary school and one of my roles there is to work with small groups of students in “Tech Squads”. We have a 1:1 iPad scenario with our 3rd and 4th graders … Continue reading

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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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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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Sex and the Modest Writer

In honor of Literary Review’s nominations for the Bad Sex in Fiction awards, I thought now was as good a time as ever to discuss the topic of writing (or reading) about sex in fiction. It also comes about naturally, … Continue reading

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Go with the Flow Instead of Grasping at Straws with Your Metaphor

Once upon a time, a little over a year or so ago, I started this blog with my first post, using a metaphor. Metaphors, writers and English teachers will tell you, are essential forms of figurative language in creative writing. … Continue reading

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Saturday Summation – 28 July 2012

Here are some of my most interesting blog and news reads of the week. Reading Stuff: TIME’s book critic, Lev Grossman, wrote an entertaining and validating post about hating specific books. I loved it because not only does it remind … Continue reading

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