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Why I'm Not Yet Published

Last week, I met with some friends for one of our get-togethers. We all have busy lives, so when we can get together, we tend to spend hours talking. 915 more words

Writing And Books

My growth as poet

I was looking back on a book that I recently self-published entitled Garden of My Soul. There were a few poems in which I believed were words sent directly from God- these were the best poems that reflected the brightest light in my soul. 931 more words



Its nearing that time again; the time when college students must emerge from their darkened lairs and begin the fabled ritual of revision. Time consuming and well, pretty much downright dull! 100 more words

English Lit

Staying Sane

Last Saturday night, during dinner of left-over Chinese food, my husband asked me about my writing and if I’ve heard from my agent, adding with great, walking-on-eggshells care, “You haven’t mentioned any of it in a while…and you seem so calm lately.” 701 more words


How to revise like a billionaire: Rowling's revisions for 'Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix' (Pt I)

If you’ve checked out the front page of my blog lately you know that I recently finished co-authoring a chapter with Stuart Horwitz for his second writing book,  549 more words




That’s my frustration.

I resist making big changes. Adding in characters, moving characters around, changing big events, altering the fate of a scene. I feel like a Fate in Training. 500 more words


Act or Accept

I’ve sat down to write this blog post probably 100 times. So many things have stopped me. Chief among those reasons is an overwhelming sense of embarrassment. 241 more words