Category Archives: writing

November

Well. this has been a strange month and may have even more disrruptions coming! People in and out of the hospital – ruffled feathers- not a good month for writing! To add to the jumble, I picked up a nasty … Continue reading

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E-Book Publishing

A good idea or not? When some of my friends have talked about doing this (and at least one actually has), I couldn’t help wondering if they were leaping too soon. All you have to do is read all the … Continue reading

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Doing What Needs to be Done

Where have I been? Ahh, finishing revisions on a novel. I have been living and breathing one of my books these past two weeks because I said I would finish by November 1 in time for Nanowrimo. I chose yesterday … Continue reading

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About My Last Workshop

Another installment…. When the book is published (I’ve decided to take an optimistic view), lots of teachers and students from Hopkins will be able to say that they helped me. I’d entered the program to work on Bad Luck Companion and I … Continue reading

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New Fiction Workshop

In my last post I explained how I started this blog with material from my diary called Surviving a Graduate Writing Program.  The saga continues…. This workshop was comprised of seasoned students. Five of them I knew, three from previous … Continue reading

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Going Back to Graduate School

If you’ve read my earlier posts, you know that I received my MA in fiction from Johns Hopkins University in 2007. Having some distance has given me some perspective as well as helped me understand that writing programs have a hard … Continue reading

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Book Talk – Moby Dick

Reading is important for every writer, that’s what everyone says. I had plenty of reading to do in my graduate program and I’ve made a point of continuing to educate myself by occassionally reading a classic. My reading plan is … Continue reading

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Is Nanowrimo Worth the Time?

My answer is always another question. When was the last time you finished a first draft of a book? If you can say you finished one within the last couple of years, then I want to know how long did it take you … Continue reading

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Writing Manners

I just read another agent’s post where they tried to justify not sending a response to a query and it sounded just as lame as it always does. If I didn’t respond to people at my day job, there would be … Continue reading

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Persistence Counts

Okay, so I haven’t been keeping up my blog the way I should! It’s really not that big a deal, spending a few minutes (think it usually ends up to be about an hour) each day. But I’m not one … Continue reading

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