WUW: Vacation killed my productivity

What’s Up Wednesday is an easy and fun weekly blog hop that’s hosted by Jaime Morrow and Erin L. Funk. All you do is answer the four main questions, then visit the other participants’ blogs to see what they’re up to this week. Join us! Jooooiiiin uussss! WHAT I’M READING So I finished Dreams of Gods […]

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What Do Your Characters Want?

I’m in the midst of the Revision Cave*, and the other day I remembered some very wise words from my professor, the fabulous Leslie Pietrzyk**: In every story and every scene, think about what your characters want. Even the minor ones. What do they want? Even if it’s just “a glass of water” (her famous […]

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It Came!

Remember how I made a (REALLY BIG) deal about how my thesis hadn’t yet arrived? You know what’s funny? It came the next day and I didn’t blog about it. I facebooked about it! And I wanted to do a post, but I already had a post for the day (and 2 posts in one […]

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So … I’m done

And it’s kind of a weird feeling. For the first time ever in my life, I could be done with school for good. (I say ‘could’ because I haven’t ruled out the possibility of a PhD. I’m crazy, I know.) But it’s also an AMAZING feeling. I technically don’t graduate until May, but I have […]

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Write Until Something Surprises You

My fabulous prof, Leslie Pietrzyk, reminds us of this advice at every residency. It’s become one of my favorite mantras. (And apparently one of her favorite teachers, Richard Bausch, imparted those words of wisdom to Leslie. And thus, the circle continues…) Things have been quiet here this week because my attention has been on getting all […]

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