Camp NaNoWriMo!!!!

So one thing I definitely need to do sometime very soon is go through the last few posts I threw together on a mobile device and fix the shameless typos.... But one thing I'll be doing even sooner (because I feel like having skewed priorities right now) is getting the first words of my Camp … Continue reading Camp NaNoWriMo!!!!

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A Crazy Aspiration

If you think I shouldn't do this, I strongly encourage you to attempt talking me out of this! So, recently, one of my friends finished reading my novelette, Secrets in Seaport.  His feedback was, "It's great, but this could've been longer."  I gave him my usual response about not wanting to puff up my story … Continue reading A Crazy Aspiration

Why Aren’t We Reading As Much Anymore?

So true….

Teens Can Write, Too!

Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about excuses and procrastination. As anyone who knows me can tell you, I am a world-class procrastinator. A lot of writers are, unfortunately. Even though we love writing with all our hearts- really, we do!- somehow we find ourselves avoiding writing and doing anything else instead. And we’ll come up with all sorts of excuses. I don’t have any time! I have writer’s block! Lots of great writers put off writing for months, probably!

We do the same thing with reading. Now, I don’t mean to be some crotchety old person yelling that technology is evil, because I am very much the opposite of that. But somehow I find myself spending more and more time scrolling through websites and less time reading books, short stories, and poems. I mean, it’d be one thing if I were reading e-books or using websites to find creative…

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