Sanderson’s Class

So I got into Sanderson’s class/workshop this year. YAY! The fifteen of us have been divided in to three separate critique groups. I’ve been to two classes so far and it’s been great. Although, I got a nice reminder to check my ego at the door. I think I’m pretty good about not being too defensive with […]

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Audio Books & Kindle Reads

Audio books are the best. I’m currently listening to “Never Less than a Lady.” It’s a straight up romance novel, the kind I almost expect Fabio to be on the cover of. It’s predictable (for the most part) and totally unrealistic in a lot of ways (sometimes insultingly so). In other words, it’s pure fantasy. […]

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Second Draft is DONE! Thank you writing retreat!

So iWriteNetWork had their second writing retreat this past weekend and I got to reconnect with some of my talented writer friends while there. I did get a lot done while there, but it wasn’t as productive as last time for me. The problem? I didn’t mentally prepare like last time. I’ve learned that you […]

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They’re Back! Writing Prompt #??: Spare some change please?

Yeaaaaah. It’s been a while. Sorry about that. I’ll make excuses later (I have a lot to choose from). In the mean time, here’s the writing prompt for today! *sigh* I’ve missed doing these! Today’s Writing Prompt: Spare some change please? My 100 Words: Harriet tugged at her blouse, willing it with all her might […]

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Writing Prompt #17: It was time. She’d fought against it for so long . . .

Ugh. I so I totally forgot to post over the weekend AND Monday. But it’s coming. Yell at me if you don’t see something by Saturday night, k? Today’s Writing Prompt: It was time. She’d fought against it for so long . . . My 100 Words: It was time. She’d fought against it for […]

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Writing Prompt #15: “She had to find the necklace, before . . .”

I apologize in advance. It looks like my comments on everyone’s will have to be put off another week until I get home. I’m at a writing boot camp this week and I’m going to be swamped until it’s over. But I promise, as soon as I’m able, I will be doing some serious catching […]

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Boot Camp Eve

*Deep breath* Well, tonight’s the night before ‘Uncle Orson’s Writing Class & Literary Boot Camp’! I’m both excited and nervous. I did the writing class last year, so I at least know what to expect out of that, but it’s the boot camp that I’m anxious for. I know during that time that I’ll be […]

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Writing Prompt #12: “He hadn’t seen anything like it in twenty years of teaching …”

Today’s Writing Prompt: “He hadn’t seen anything like it in twenty years of teaching …” My 100 Words: He hadn’t seen anything like it in twenty years of teaching. It brought tears to his eyes. The children stood in a row, each one with their hands behind their backs as they stood tall and obedient. […]

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Writing Prompt #10: “No matter what you hear, no matter how badly you want to, do NOT open your eyes.”

  Today’s Writing Prompt: “No matter what you hear, no matter how badly you want to, do NOT open your eyes.” My 100 Words: The carousel had always been my favorite. I even loved this one — gothic vibe and all. “A Halloween carnival. Who knew?” I said as my boyfriend led me to a […]

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Awesome News Alert! Hint: Greensboro, North Carolina

Sooooo I have a little story for ya’ll today. But first, I have to tell you a story from last year. Ready? Here we go: Last year I heard that Orson Scott Card was going to be doing his Writing Class and Literary Boot Camp down in Orem. I had no idea prior to seeing […]

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