When Writing Is Like Dating

I was never the type of girl that made a guy wait for me to respond to a text message. I know, I know, this makes me look vaguely pathetic, but I was just never one to play games. If you want to text me, text me. If I want to respond, I will respond. To…

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Celebrate Good Times

Yesterday I finished my book. I know what you are thinking: the book was absolutely perfect. It had the magical word count of 70,000 words, and there wasn't a single typo in sight. All the characters were perfectly developed, and the narrative was tight and moving. Don't make me laugh. (Seriously, you don't want to hear…

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A Writing Lesson from DJs

My best friend got married last weekend, and I have to say: her DJ was lit. Not only did he play Salt-N-Pepa twice, but his transitions were perfect. When Montell sang, "Let's flip the track, bring the old school back," Backstreet Boys' "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)" started playing. Something equally genius happened when Miley Cyrus sang,…

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The Feeling That Writers Live For

I remember the first time it happened: I was sitting in my parents' computer room (yes, we call it that) in high school. I remember my mom coming to the door to ask me something, but I didn't hear her. Why? I wasn't there. Not really. Where was I? I was at Camelot High (for…

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