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5 Ways to Write Better

Every writing advice blog seems to have cracked the code for being a better writer. If you just follow their easy steps, you’ll be riding high at the top of the¬† 764 more words

Encounter: short poem

In the midst of chaos was when I was found.
When the static & noise of the world hushed into a hum.
And the fluttering of my reckless heart steadied to a buzz. 48 more words

500 February- Day 11 &12

Day 11: The quick overview of the writing session
WC: 120
Total WC: 4,149
Time: ~10 minutes
Music: I kept switching between playlists to find something I liked. 659 more words


Favorite reads so far for 2016

I’m always pleased to get a good reading start to the new year. Luckily, despite a few duds, 2016 has started out quite well for me as a reading year. 679 more words

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Queries & Submissions

I hate them. Straight out, just hate queries and submissions. It has nothing to do with the almost inevitable rejection – I’ve never really taken the rejections too personally. 285 more words


In the pools I mop up,

From vases turned over,

I often see your reflection.

It’s ¬†Valentine’s Day again,

And you bring me flowers that are… 54 more words


Back after a blogging break

Long time, no blog. I apologize for the blogging hiatus. The month of January and the beginning of February were, well, crazy.

To summarize: First, the semester started, and I poured myself into class prep. 474 more words

Denise D. Young