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This is Your Brain on Writing

Last June, an article with the same title was written by Carl Zimmer and appeared in the NY Times. It started, “A novelist scrawling away in a notebook in seclusion may not seem to have much in common with an NBA player doing a reverse layup on a basketball court before a screaming crowd. But if you …

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I’m Dancing as Fast as I Can

If you look up the word “shuffle,” you find the expected definitions – dragging your feet as you walk, rearranging a deck of cards… But what I didn’t expect to find was a type of dance. I kind of like the sound of that. I have had many projects going over the last few years, …

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One Lovely Blog Hop

A few weeks ago, my friend, Bee, over at “Just Fooling Around with Bee,” nominated me for the One Lovely Blog Hop! It’s always exciting and truly inspiring to check out all the other blogs that are nominated for these awards. Of course, there are always some rules that usually take me longer to comply …

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Learning to Juggle

As most of you know, I have been dreaming of self-publishing my first MG novel. What many of you may not know is that this year I really started to move toward making that dream a reality. In late April, I met and started working with a wonderful young graphic artist. She is designing my …

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Writing in Every Nook and Cranny with The Bee

A few years ago, during NaNoWriMo, I had the good fortune to become writing buddies with Bee Halton. Over the years, we have supported each other, talked blogs and books, vented to each other, and most recently held each other accountable for our dreams. Bee agreed to guest post for me during this crazy season …

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Thank you!!

I am honored and a bit in awe… Passed a thousand followers this week. Thank you so much for taking the time to stop in to my little corner of the internet and for supporting me!!

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5X5 The Ultimate Cure for Blogger’s Block

Blogger’s Block, for those of you who do not know, is a dangerous illness that strikes down many bloggers in their prime. 🙂 At a loss for a continuous flow of new material and ideas, many bloggers allow themselves to fall prey to this debilitating disorder and let their blogs languish. Symptoms may include but are …

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Scrivener Rules!

As a writer, and for years as a wanna-be writer, I have always been drawn to writing software. I have downloaded and tried out everything from Word to Write Way to Storyweaver. I looked at Dramatica to WritersBlocks and every other piece of software I came across. I was a software junkie. But nothing seemed to fit. I …

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