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Dear Internet: Please Help!

AaaaaaAAAAAaaaaaAAAAAAAaaaa!!! So…panic time. Two days to NaNoWriMo, and I have no idea what I’m writing. So, as always, I’m turning to the Great Interweb’s Hive Mind for advice. My options are: ——————– Story_Title: The Daughters of August Winterbourne, vol. 3.5 … Continue reading

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Retail Therapy; or Shopping For A Creative Spark

(Post-A-Day Challenge, Day 27) [Almost there…stay on target….] This evening, my friend Rivka and I decided to go out and engage in a little low-budget retail therapy.  We headed over to the ARC thrift store. I love shopping at thrift … Continue reading

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Things You Learn From Conventions; or It’s About More Than Just The Writing

(Post-A-Day Challenge, Day 22)   I love going to science fiction conventions, especially the more literary ones like MileHiCon (which is where I am this weekend, hence the lack of internet connectivity).  These conventions aren’t about meeting your favorite actor … Continue reading

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One-Stop Shopping For Character Ideas; or A Visit To The Big Blue Store

(Post-A-Day Challenge, Day 2) I know what I’m going to do the next time I have a free day — or even just several hours — to spend on brainstorming for writing. I’m going to Ikea. Colorado just got an … Continue reading

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Writing Tips from Charlaine Harris; or, The Secrets of Writing, Revealed

(This posting originally appeared on The Melt-Ink Pot) Thanks to a friend of mine, this week I found myself in possession of a ticket to see Charlaine Harris, author of the True Blood series, at the Tattered Cover Bookstore in … Continue reading

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Blog As Writing Tool; or Making My LiveJournal Earn Its Keep

(This posting originally appeared on The Melt-Ink Pot) Anybody besides me out there still using LiveJournal? Blogger’s cool and all, and Facebook and Twitter have their uses, but I still love LJ. Because it lets me do things none of … Continue reading

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Music To Scribble By; or What’s On Your Writing Playlist?

(This posting originally appeared on The Melt-Ink Pot) So as I mentioned in last week’s entry*, this week’s topic is music for writing. What makes good writing music? Each of Carrie Vaughn’s “Kitty Norville” books includes a playlist of music … Continue reading

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