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This Ain’t a Fairy Tale III: Goodbye, Norma Jean

I remember a moment when I was a little girl, probably in second or third grade. I asked my mother – not in so few words – when I was going to get an hourglass figure. I was looking forward … Continue reading

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Fairy Tale Remix 2: Week 10

Word count: 137,065/150,000 words Words written since Week 9: 14,952 words I just checked where I was last year on Week 10 of writing FTR1. At that point, I was at 90k words. Amazing what jacking your weekly quota up … Continue reading

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Green-Eyed Girl

I’m mostly good at sharing. I don’t have a lot of attachments to things. But make no bones about it, I’m a veritable wicked witch when it comes to talent and ideas. This is not a good thing. This is … Continue reading

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Fairy Tale Remix 2: Week 8

Word count: 105,044/150,000 words Words written since Week 7: 14,996 words Back up to speed. As far as 50k in May, I missed a midnight deadline by 2 minutes, but since this wasn’t an official NaNo month, I’m going by … Continue reading

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Quick Update

I’ve been slowly working on a long post about the whole Sandy Hook shooting/gun control/gun rights controversy and going back and forth about whether I’ll post it at all. If not, there’s still a piece of microfiction I’d like to … Continue reading

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Owning Yourself

I recently read a personal essay on race in America that was breath-taking. The voice was raw and real, each sentence thought out with painstaking care, the point clarified through keen storytelling as well as good lingual instincts that knew … Continue reading

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The Writing Process

First, you get an idea. It is bright and shiny like a quarter in a corner, and you run over and pick it up and gloat quietly in your head that you were the one who found it. You subsequently … Continue reading

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