Category Archives: writing

In the (Personal) News

Life has been a little crazy in my house for the last year or so. I lost a sister this time last year, and another moved in with my family and (happily on all accounts) stayed with us a bit … Continue reading

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Self-education vs. MFA

I’ve been doing a bit of reading lately, and came across an e-book that was briefly available for free through the Kindle store. Portable MFA in Creative Writing was one of those titles I downloaded because the price was right ($0 … Continue reading

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The Cost of Literary Abandon

I’ve been a participant in NaNoWriMo since 2004. I win some. I lose some. This year, though, I decided to step away from the madness and just keep on doing my own thing for November while cheering on my friends … Continue reading

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What Progress Looks Like

So after having a really bad year, when my heart was at its worst and my writing suffered just as bad as the rest of my life, I got back up on the pony in January of this year. By … Continue reading

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Life’s a bitch. So is the author.

As a reader, I love, love, love a story where the protagonists have to earn whatever crumb of happiness they get. None of this deus ex machina bullshit. None of this coddling stuff. Luck? What the hell is luck? Certainly not … Continue reading

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