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The Ides of March

Ahh … March 15. The Ides of March. For those of us who had to memorize Marc Anthony’s monologue from Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, this is the day when the Roman leader was brutally murdered by those closest to him. “Friends, … Continue reading

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Flash Fiction: The Trouble with Bubbles

I should be editing. I’m pretty sure everyone on the planet has doubts that I’m ever going to finish my next novel. Heck, even I’m starting to wonder that. So, to bring back the joy of writing, I thought I’d … Continue reading

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Treating Book Parasites

Books are parasites. They live inside us. Growing. Feeding off us. And, sometimes, they can make their authors crippled with fear. I know that sounds harsh, but I mean it in the nicest way possible.

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Letting Go

Writing is fraught with emotion. We feel everything our characters feel – sometimes tenfold. When we’re editing, we feel elation and complete ineptitude (sometimes all in the same paragraph). When it’s time to show our baby to our critique partners, … Continue reading

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Time is Not on My Side

Human beings are obsessed with time. We personify it – it either flies or crawls, but most often it marches on. We yearn to go back or forward. Time is either on our side or working against us. Time is … Continue reading

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My Love Affair with 2014

Dear 2014, I love you. I know it’s still early in our relationship, but I feel that we get each other. Please don’t think I’m one of those girls that is going to start naming our kids just 11 days … Continue reading

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Eternally Grateful

I usually skip most of the Facebook memes that go around (honestly, I don’t think there are 10 things you don’t know about me …). And, one of those I skipped this year is the November daily musings on what … Continue reading

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Why I Suck at Blogging

Wow. It’s been more than two months since my last blog post. So long that when I went to the site to type this, I was afraid I forgot my password. Yah. Not good. It’s not that I don’t understand … Continue reading

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Reading Room with Matthew Bryant

My guest in this week’s Reading Room, my good friend and GFWW buddy Matthew Bryant, has a very special distinction. Not only do our debut novels share a birthday (must read Towers – it’s fricking awesome!), but my dad reviewed … Continue reading

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Reading Room with Susan Sheehey

Every writer works hard. But I would bet that few work as hard as my friend, Susan Sheehey. This girl not only busts her butt with her own work, but she’s incredibly generous with her time when it comes to … Continue reading

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