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    Playlist Mania

    Do you ever make a playlist for your stories? Long before I ever heard of people doing such a thing, I had a story called “From Out of the Ashes.” And this story had a bonafide faux soundtrack made up of Evanescence songs. It was beautiful. Every time I listen to those songs I’m reminded of how colossally I’ve failed on this story. The execution was the poorest job I’ve probably ever done. Thanks to this story, I’m an outliner. Thanks to this story, I got off track with my writing in a bad way. But also thanks to this story, I got back on track. Because I was moving…

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    The Number 17 & Two Year Blogoversary!

    Nope, this isn’t an episode of Sesame Street. Okay, let’s get it out of our system though: (in the voice of the vampire puppet, whatshisface, “Seventeen! There are seventeen street lamps!” ^_^ No, it’s my 17th Year Anniversary of my very first completed novel attempt!!! So to celebrate, I’m going to do the impossible, choose a top 3 favorite from two categories: pre-college finished novels and post-college finished AND unfinished novels. (And to make things harder on myself, I’m going to put the one story I finished duringĀ college in the pre-category because of the length – which was too short.) And this was really hard. Especially in the first category…

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    My Work Space

    I meant to do this post a while ago, but I had to clean up said work space. ahem Lol! I got the questions for this post from Jodie Llewellyn’s Blog, who got the idea from The YA League. Fun, fun. ^_^ Writing HabitsĀ  1. Typed or Handwritten? I write bits and pieces of stuff by hand when I’m away from the computer, and I do all my planning and story boarding by hand, but when it comes to drafting it’s typing all the way. You put a kink in your neck typing from a notebook too many times, and you will never want to do it again. 2. Cursive…