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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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And the Wheel Keeps Spinning, and spinning and spinning …

I’m starting to realize this is going to be an intense summer and I’m a little worried about that. I have a spread sheet that tracks all the conferences/workshops, and saying that it’s a little full would be an understatement to say the least.  I’m mildly concerned about burnout.  Any suggestions on how to keep […]

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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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Weekend Mayhem – LDStoryMakers 2014

  LDStoryMakers 2014 I attended my first year of LDStoryMakers this year! I really had a lot of fun being there and interacting with friends from the Utah Valley Writers Chapter and iWriteNetwork (as well as a few others who I know from around the state). I got to attend some AMAZING classes and make […]

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(Live from LDStoryMakers) A Post from Brandon Sanderson’s Master Class

Hi everyone. This is a quick (but long) post. During Brandon Sanderson’s master class at LDStorymakers he asked what character dossier people used. “The EPIGUIDE.COM Character Chart for Fiction Writers”  by Kira Lerner and Toni Walker is the one I like to fill out to better understand my major characters. I’ve tweaked and reorganized it for me and I’m […]

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Grammar and Me

Note: I was worried about not writing enough for this blog and then realized that it doesn’t have to be very long. This one is short and sweet.   I suck at grammar. Always have. I didn’t get it in high school and in college I had completely given up because I still couldn’t get […]

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The Summer of Whedon

Buffy and Firefly A couple of summers ago I discovered “Buffy” on Netflix. Needless it was a good few months that year. I then went on a rampage and started watching everything by Joss Whedon and have been a huge fan ever since. This spring/summer I’ve decided to revisit both Buffy and Firefly for two […]

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First Draft and iWriteNetwork Retreat!

(I apologize in advance for the GIF craziness in this post. But sometimes a GIF really is worth a thousand words. Now onto the important part:) IT’S FINISHED! For those of you who aren’t up to speed, I’m talking about my first draft of my novel. You ready? Here’s how it went down.  The Retreat I got […]

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Why didn’t I do this before?

Ick. I hate schedules. I, like a lot of other people, suck at sticking to them. I’m also ADD and any sort of organization or plan that I approach becomes an uphill battle. I’m not good at keeping things straight or sticking to something. Developing a routine is a pain in the butt. But in […]

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Freaking Out Starts in 3…2…1…

New post on the new(ish) blog*! So, my first ever manuscript is almost complete. I get to go to a writing retreat this upcoming week put on by iwritenetowork which I’m pretty stoked for! But today I got to attend Writing for Charity and received amazing feedback from author J. Scott Savage (if you haven’t read […]

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