Get Inspired Mondays, Writing

Where I Avoid Explicatives While Talking About Rejection

Husband: "Do you think the Hawks high-five each other after they make it through the hoop?" Me: "Yes, because I keep finding feathers on the bottom of my shoes." This was the conversation my husband and I had as we looked not at a bunch of freakishly tall people on our TV screen, but at… Continue reading Where I Avoid Explicatives While Talking About Rejection

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Semper Fi (In Other Words: Have Some Heart, Rebecca) — Guest Post by Rebecca Rasmussen

In honor of  the release of Rebecca Rasmussen's debut novel, The Bird Sisters (yes, today's the day!!!), I'm re-posting the essay she wrote for my Get Inspired series back in January. Please read/re-read, and then run out and buy The Bird Sisters! Seriously. This book has already earned starred reviews, is a Barnes & Noble fiction pick, and has the praise of best-selling authors… Continue reading Semper Fi (In Other Words: Have Some Heart, Rebecca) — Guest Post by Rebecca Rasmussen

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Get Inspired Monday: Guest Post by Natalie Whipple

Today's post comes to you from the talented and vivacious YA writer, Natalie Whipple. I was so glad to find her several months ago via her blog, Between Fact and Fiction, where her writing is thoughtful, inspiring, and always honest. ********** Several years ago, I drove by an old, blue Victorian home that was extremely close to a… Continue reading Get Inspired Monday: Guest Post by Natalie Whipple

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The Cub and the Ad Girl — Guest Post

Get Inspired Mondays -- Guest Blogger Series It's the start of a new week, and you may be feeling sluggish, unmotivated, or flat-out fizzled.  Well, that's about to change...   One of my biggest sources of creative insight comes from speaking with other writers.  As promised, for the next several weeks I'll be hosting different writers as… Continue reading The Cub and the Ad Girl — Guest Post

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Why Writers are the Ultimate Groupies

It was two years ago.  My heart raced as my friend and I stood in the long, zig-zagging line waiting for them to let us in.  It was loud.  Crowded.  We could hear the buzzing murmurs escalating into excited squeals from fellow fans around us.  "I heard it was sold out!"  "Love the dreadlocks."  "Will she autograph more… Continue reading Why Writers are the Ultimate Groupies

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Writing Therapy, and How Harry Potter Drove Me to It

  The official countdown started a few weeks ago. We were exactly 507 hours, two minutes, and thirty-three seconds away from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part I coming to "theaters everywhere" when the true mania set in. Our household reads the books.  Watches the movies.  Wears the costumes.  Walks around quoting the advice of the late, great Albus Dumbledore in earnest.  And, we… Continue reading Writing Therapy, and How Harry Potter Drove Me to It