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Woes in Editing

The woes of being a multi-drafter. I can start a story over and over and over again as long as I don’t have an ending. The moment I have an ending, however, suddenly I just want the beginning to magically poof and be perfect. This is not the case. I had a beginning, one I […]

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Reading Between the Lines

In my current workshop, one of my fellow classmates finds the innuendo in just about anything. You know the type, the person who says the innocent scene had either a creep factor or major sexual tension. It makes the majority of the rest of you go *blink blink*. But then, there’s always one other person. […]

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Writing the Climax

I have always had one very crucial weakness to my writing: I love beginnings. I love writing beginnings, I love reading beginnings, and sometimes a beginning is all I need to satisfy me. That’s not always true, of course. And there is nothing better than I book you can finish, close up, and say, “Wow, […]

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Book Review — Hex Hall

Title: Hex Hall Author: Rachel Hawkins Publisher: Hyperion Books for Children Edition: Library Binding Year: 2010 Sophie knew she was a witch. Sophie also knew she was not supposed to use her powers around humans, but that didn’t stop her. After a love potion goes terribly wrong, she is sent to Hecate Hall, a sort […]

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Book Review — The Squad: Perfect Cover

Title: The Squad: Perfect Cover Author: Jennifer Lynn Barnes Publisher: Laurel-Leaf Edition: Mass Market Year: 2008 Toby Klein, a sophomore computer hacking genius, gets drafted to the cheerleading squad against her wishes. Once accepted, she learns that their high school squad is actually full of super geniuses and an official branch of the CIA. Their […]

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Book Review — A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Future

Title: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Future: Twists and Turns and Lessons Learned Author: Michael J. Fox Publisher: Hyperion Audio Books Edition: Audible Audio Year: 2010 Yes, ladies and gentleman, I listened to a book that was not fiction. And Ilistened to a non-fiction book that was not about writing. No, […]

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