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5 Books That Have Changed My Life

17 June, 2016
woman reading a book

Just recently, I watched this short interview with Neil Gaiman on 3 books that changed his life. What a great thing to share with others - books that have changed your life! So, I thought I'd share a few books that have changed mine. I couldn't narrow it down to just three, so I have a list of five. Here goes:…

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A 5k Day

14 November, 2011

No, I'm not talking about a run or a walk, but rather a word sprint. I spent most of my weekend writing. I sat with a computer on my lap and typed. And typed. And typed. When I got stuck, I skipped ahead in the story. I brainstormed with friends. I typed some more. Before I knew it an hour had passed. I had word wars with other writers (who can type the most words in 15 minutes? 30 minutes?)…

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Eccentricities

7 November, 2011

NaNoWriMo is a wonderful adventure. And it sucks. It’s a fantastic writing exercise and a terrible thing for my social life.┬áDuring the month of November, I tend to drink way too much caffeine, get way too little sleep, hide away from my friends (unless, of course, they are also writing for NaNoWriMo and we end up at Write-Ins together). I spend too much money on coffee and on food, eat too much junk, and neglect to get dressed on Saturday…

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The Fates (an excerpt)

1 November, 2011

Athena could not be fooled by her father, however. She stood tall and, as she had done many times before, swore to herself that she would never let a man be her undoing. She was not as weak as Hera. In fact, she was stronger, cleverer, and faster than any god, and more dangerous. She did not need sex to feel powerful and she did not need love to get respect. She was admired and revered and worshipped far and wide…

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You Are What You Read (Or Write) or A Love Letter To NaNoWriMo

1 November, 2009

Every year on November 1st, I take out my laptop and open a completely new document and begin to write a novel. Throughout the month, I sneak writing in while getting ready for work, on the Metro commute, during my lunch hour, at cafes with friends, and in bed late into the night. I use my novel as an excuse to shut the world out and create something, to tell a story that hasn’t been told yet but which yearns…

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