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Although I have already seen every single episode of Gilmore Girls, one of my favorite all-time shows, I have been faithfully binge-watching every single episode once more in time for the GIRLMORE GIRLS REVIVAL on November 25th! And LOOK, they just released a trailer!! [click to continue…]

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NaNoWriMo #Preptober: My Survival Kit

My NaNoWriMo Survival Kit - #writing #amwriting

Cross posted on As The Eraser Burns.

It’s almost that time of year again, folks: National Novel Writing Month, aka NaNoWriMo, the yearly Olympics for writers where participants attempt to write a 50,000 word novel in only 30 days. The fun begins on November 1st, twelve days from now. TWELVE.

As in, one-two-three-ten-twelve days, less than two weeks!!! [click to continue…]

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Happy National Pink Day! Let's talk about being bold.

I. Love. Pink.

The color, the artist, wearing it on Wednesdays, I love everything about pink, so imagine my utter joy after discovering that yesterday was dedicated to my favorite hue! I might have missed it, but I still shall wear it from head to toe today and be a living Pepto Bismol bottle, even while running. Talk about joyful miles!

But first, I must confess that there was a time in my life when I did not wear pink. Why?

Because someone told me I was too old. [click to continue…]

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Where to Find Writing Exercises | Friday Five

Where to Find Writing Exercises and Prompts

I once gave a presentation where, ten minutes in, I asked attendees to do a writing exercise.

Instant awkwardness.

I could feel the groans they shifted in their seats, grimacing as though I had offered pickle juice for their tea instead of cream. For a second, I considered saving face by saying, “Just fooling, haha,” even though the exercise was really cute: Write a Dear John letter from a fairy tale character to their significant other. But no, it was part of my class plan. I like sticking with plans. So I had everyone put pen to paper, sensing potential presentation disaster.

They did it. I did it. And guess what? [click to continue…]

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Motivational Videos for Writers | Friday Five

Motivational Videos for Writers

It’s been a crazy week.

Seriously crazy and while I did get some work done on a manuscript, it wasn’t good work because my mind has been pulled in so many direction. I hate not doing good work. It makes me feel lost. Chaotic. Incomplete because I haven’t been living my authentic life lately. Regretful over how much time has passed since I sold my last book. Pissed off because I know I’m capable of accomplishing more but this week, I allowed doubt, fear, procrastination, and my crazy schedule get in the way.

Okay.

Stop. Take a breath. [click to continue…]

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Oddball Writing Tips

Oddball-Writing-Tips

Why haven’t I been doing more Friday Five posts? I love Friday. And I love 5’s despite my aversion to odd numbers and the fact that Novalee Nation had a deep fear of fives from one of my favorite movies, Where the Heart Is.

(Well, actually, Novalee feared #7 in the book, but this is one of the rare times I liked the movie better than the book, no disrespect to Billie Letts.)

But anyway, here’s a Friday Fives with a collection of writing tips, tools, and tricks that can help you get your fingers moving, words flowing, and mind focused! [click to continue…]

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