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A (Belated) Happy New Year!

Happy New Year, friends! 2016 is in the books and with 2017 in full swing, I feel like I’ve had little time to sit still. I hope your new year has started off with a bang. This is my annual … Continue reading

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Meeting a Nerd Hero: My Encounter with Ernest Cline

I’ve had a busy spring. My spring semester class was by far the most difficult class I’ve taken thus far in my M. A. program. I was struggling with the material to start with, but then when my grandmother passed … Continue reading

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In the time-frame since my last post, I’ve done better at some of my 2016 goals than others. Shortly after my last post, I was blindsided by two weeks of bronchitis. Last week was spent catching up from bronchitis. Here … Continue reading

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5 Goals for a Nerdy New Year

Greetings, friends! The last few months of 2015 were extremely busy in my neck of the woods. Even the first few weeks of 2016 have been full! However, I’m back into writing mode and looking forward to a new year. … Continue reading

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Writing Encouragement From John Scalzi

While at ConCarolinas last weekend, I had the pleasure of meeting science fiction author, John Scalzi. Mr. Scalzi was incredibly kind and spoke freely of his writing process and his experience with publication. It was particularly encouraging to me as a writer. … Continue reading

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8 Rules for Writing from Neil Gaiman

I stumbled across this little gem and thought I’d share it here.  The article in which this piece originally appeared also features great writing advice from other authors.  I often find it helpful to hear from other writers, learning what … Continue reading

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Hey, I’m on a podcast! | The Monsters at the End of This Podcast

Hello friends! I’m totally embarrassed that I’ve not told you all about the new podcast I’m co-hosting.  Let me explain how this new adventure got started. Maybe about a month or so before I quit my job, I was wrestling with the “what-to-do-if-I-quit” … Continue reading

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Rockport Write-Up: My Adventures at the Northern Shores Writer’s Retreat

Today’s post is my long awaited write-up on The Northern Shore’s Writer’s Retreat I attended in January.  I’ve found that in many cases, it takes me almost a month to truly process everything that happens in a retreat, so I … Continue reading

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