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Humility is not something we all strive for. We want to be wonderful! Do you remember watching Wonder Woman as a small child and wanting to have a cool headband and indestructibly cute bracelets? It took a long time for us to grow into the woman we’ve become, but we are wonderfully, intricately woven together with talents and a personality that make us unique. Some days we feel empowered and ready to take on the world, but other...

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Yes, I meant But-man! I’m sure you’d prefer Butt-man, BUT today I want to talk about conjunctions and other writing tools that have played a big part in my writing. I’m an English teacher, and there’s no way that part of me will ever not be in my writing. To be honest, I’m not perfect. My students can tell you. The rules are always changing, and the most prolific authors are known for pushing, if not...

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Captain American is slowly growing to be my favorite Avenger. He wasn’t an obvious favorite for me at first. Tony Stark is a smart guy that can make me laugh, Bruce Banner is a brooding genius that I want to help, Hawkeye is (spoiler alert!) a loving husband and father that can’t be my favorite anymore (it just feels wrong), Black Widow is who I want to be when I grow up, and Thor is Thor. Your favorite might be obvious,...

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Weeds

Weeds


Posted By on Apr 22, 2015 in #LoveWriteCreate, Blog, Motivation, Writing | 2 comments

I just ripped up fistfuls of lush, green weeds, all in an effort to plant my favorite flower. Peonies are, in my opinion, the most beautifully orchestrated tangle of delicate petals on the planet. The process of tearing the life away from other, less attractive foliage left me wondering why we don’t just accept the weeds and invite them to join our garden party. Getting to the root of the issue (pun intended), I wavered, then...

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So, you finished writing a rough draft of the story brewing in your brain for the last three, six, twelve months. What’s next? I’d love to tell you that you’re all done, but alas, there’s more to writing a book than an initial manuscript filled with misspelled words, mix-matched character names, and flat settings. Next, comes revisions. I’m currently revising my second novel, Defend, and it’s gone...

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If you’ve missed my witty, random posts, tweets, and status updates don’t fret. I’m sick of being sick and back to scratching out and reworking my words. (Better known as revising.) To help spark some creativity, I thought it would be fun to write a post about what I’ve learned while being sick this week. Three-fourths of my household was sniffling, wheezing, and hacking for four days, and I wish I could say I...

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