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Writing: the Why and the How

When I introduce myself as a writer, responses are always varied. Some are with piqued interest, some with feigned respect, most with slight confusion and snarky jokes related to the "starving artist" role (which my bank account has unfortunately taken to heart). A follow-up question, if asked, is usually, "What do you write?" Of course,… Continue reading Writing: the Why and the How

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Writing Projects and Goals for 2016

I'm not sure if 2016 is going to be my breakout year as a writer, but if I can manage to finish all of the projects listed here, it will definitely be the year that I'm writing. And considering that I have a lot of stories floating around in my head, I thought I'd give you… Continue reading Writing Projects and Goals for 2016

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Why I Really Want an Agent

I had a cool realization today: I want an literary agent to represent me, but not only because I want them to help my dream come true and get published. For a while, that's what I thought I have been praying for and dreaming about, finding that one person who likes my stories enough to help me… Continue reading Why I Really Want an Agent

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Both an End and a Beginning

When I was in 7th grade, I came up with a plot for a love story. It was full of clichés and was pretty cheesy, and of course eventually developed into something that incorporated fantasy elements within it, looking at the supernatural, and, apparently something I have to do as a writer (based on my… Continue reading Both an End and a Beginning

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Conquering NaNoWriMo

I originally titled this post "Surviving" NaNoWriMo, but then something pulled me away from my computer, thus forcing me away and causing me to revisit this post for another day. Well, today is that day and I must say, I dunno what I was thinking by saying "surviving." A writer doesn't survive anything. Instead, they… Continue reading Conquering NaNoWriMo

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The Quest for a Compelling Query

April of last year, I finally faked enough confidence to send out a dozen or so queries for my first book. It was a terrifying process, I remember. But it was a good process. Even as the rejections continued to pour in (three responses and roughly eight or nine silent ones, I believe), it felt… Continue reading The Quest for a Compelling Query