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First Monday: July 2015

I spent my Fourth of July weekend baking my first gluten-free pie (it tasted like a pie should, thank god), watching True Lies for the first time, and generally laying low and out of the heat. 804 more words

Amanda K Byrne

Start at Go - My Publishing Journey

Many of the followers of this blog are writers like me. Some of you are beloved family or dear friends, who have shown the most generous spirit to help since the day I embarked on writing. 294 more words

On Writing

A Novel-Writing Challenge

Ah, my first blog post! This marks the start of a new adventure for me. More like a challenge, really.

I’m going to write a novel. 180 more words


I need some more Advil...

Hi again!

I’m going to come clean — I mayyy have gone a little too hard on the fourth of July partying over the weekend. Not as hard as… 314 more words

Writing A Novel

How I Hit My 2015 Reading Goal in June.

2015 was the first year I had a goal for the number of books I wanted to read. In previous years, I read books, but not as many as I would have liked. 793 more words

Rebecca Smith-Allen

Weekly Re-Motivator: Island Escape

I posted a few days ago about having a “down day”, and my wife pointed out that what I was feeling was a perfectly normal bout of depression caused by being locked in close quarters and basically chained at the wrist to two tiny humans without hope of respite for all of my waking hours and most of my non-waking ones. 594 more words


Process and Product

Best case scenario: You take a chance, take a deep breath, open your laptop and go for it.

You start writing.

You start writing, and you keep writing until, one day, you realize you actually… 480 more words