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My email inbox

I admit that I am fairly obsessive about checking my email inbox. It goes something like this: Did I get a message? Maybe something came in, hmmm…I better check. Yowza. It’s been two minutes, I’m sure there’s something new by … Continue reading

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7 Things I Gained By Doing the 2012 Blogathon

You may recall in my first post for the 2012 blogathon, I said this: We’re keeping it simple, friends. That’s the rule this month. And I shared seven reasons why I was doing Michelle Rafter’s Blogathon again this year. In … Continue reading

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Blogathon Theme: Wordle

Today’s theme is to post a wordle that captures the words on your blog. Thanks to Michelle Rafter’s intro to Jing.com, I was able to use a screen capture to post it here. Some of my favorite words in this … Continue reading

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Sunday Slump: Joyce Carol Oates

“The first sentence can’t be written until the final sentence is written.” —Joyce Carol Oates, April 1986 Is this true for your writing? For me, I start with the first sentence, but I have a good idea of where I’m … Continue reading

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Reading List: Joy for Beginners

I am reading Erica Bauermeister’s novel, Joy for Beginngers. It’s wonderful. Chapter by chapter, the book shares how the women who cared for their friend Kate through a life-threatening illness accept the challenges she gives to each of them when … Continue reading

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Blogathon 2012: Haiku Day

Today is haiku day for those of us participating in the 2012 Blogathon. Even though I lived in Japan for three years and I graduated with a BA in English Literature, I find this task a bit of a challenge. … Continue reading

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Sunday Slump: Eudora Welty

The writing of a novel is taking life as it already exists, not to report it but to make an object, toward the end that the finished work might contain this life inside it and offer it to the reader. … Continue reading

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Saturday Stand Outs

There are 252 bloggers participating in this year’s Blogathon. That means there’s a lot to read. Every Saturday in May, I’ll be posting links to three of the posts that really stood out from the many (fabulous) posts I read … Continue reading

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Sunday Slump: Leigh Brackett

Plot is people. Human emotions and desires founded on the realities of life, working at cross purposes, getting hotter and fiercer as they strike against each other until finally there’s an explosion—that’s Plot. —Leigh Brackett (a screenwriter who worked on … Continue reading

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Imperfect Is The New Perfect

I saw the phrase, “Imperfect is the new perfect” on Facebook the other day. I liked it — both the post and the sentiment. I struggle with wanting everything to be just right. To not make mistakes. To demonstrate my … Continue reading

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