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The Secret Writer, Revealed

For a long time I’ve been hiding my writing career from most friends and acquaintances. Well, not exactly “hiding” it. Just… not publicizing it. I’m not sure why. Perhaps I felt I didn’t belong. Maybe I wasn’t so sure whether I wanted to be a professional writer. When my daughter...

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The Graveyard of Blog Posts

Some blog posts are alive and well. They live in the sunny internet, being read and commented on, and sometimes even admired. However, some of their brethren are marginalized, hidden, and, sometimes (gasp!), even deleted. Not all blog posts see the light of the day. After a thoroughly unscientific...

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At a loss for words?

We all have favorites. Not only we take sides on historical rivalries (PC/Mac, Coke/Pepsi, draft/bottle, breastfeeding/bottle), but we also have strong preferences when several options are available (Haagen Dazs flavors, phone apps, types of exercise, books). They become our choices, and they end up defining us. And some of us...

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ROW80 Goals + Achievement Unlocked

ROW80, or A Round of Words in 80 Days, is “the writing challenge that knows you have a life.” It allows you to set specific, measurable, and adaptable goals for yourself. What it’s not mentioned enough: you meet amazing people who share your interests, you cheer them on, and...

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The “Lucky” 7 Meme And Me

Most writers agree that sharing our precious pages is worrisome. What if I made a mistake? Will readers “get” my writing? And, worst of all, what if they don’t like it? Putting yourself out there is always a source of great trepidation for us introverts. It keeps us awake...

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The Eleven Questions Game

Karen Rought is The Midnight Novelist. She is also a copyeditor for Hypable, a blogging machine, and one of the nicest people you will ever meet. She tagged me with the fun Eleven Questions Game. First, the rules: You must post the rules. Answer the questions on your blog....

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ROW80 Round 1 Final Update Extravaganza

Time for the last ROW80 Round 1 update! You can find my set of goals here. Round 1 of 2012 ROW80 ends today, March 22nd. And the second round begins on April 2nd.  * * * First, the results. Writing goals: Write 2,500 words/week. I ended up with 24,914 WIP words, a 1,430-word short story,...

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ROW80 Update 11 + What’s Cooking

Time for a ROW80 update! You can find my new set of goals here. I like the new post format since the reboot: updates only on Sundays and always with a little something else. Round 1 of 2012 ROW80 ends on March 22nd. This is the second to last update.  *...

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The Evil Twin Returns

Finally I have been able to hack this blog! Hello, I’m Fabius Fabioric. My twin brother, Fabio, doesn’t talk much about me, I know. Sometimes I think he’s ashamed of my repeated attempts to take over the world, or of my genetic experiments, or something. Maybe he knows I’m...

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ROW80 Update 10 + Other Updates

Time for a ROW80 update! You can find my new set of goals here. I like the new post format since the reboot: updates only on Sundays and always with a little something else. I missed last week’s update due to a short trip. This post is an update of the...

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ROW80 Update 8 + Kreativ Blogger Awards

Time for a ROW80 update! You can find my new set of goals here. I like the new post format since the reboot: updates only on Sundays and always with a little something else. Writing goals: Write 2,500 words/week. 2,137 words. Not bad. I’ll cheat and mark it green. Outline of BLUE...

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Flying Away

So, after the trapeze lesson, I was soaring (pun intended). I was still smiling and comparing notes with my friends when I got a call on the ride home: “The parakeets flew away.” I came crashing to the ground. My daughter had taken the birds outside, and they had...

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