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Critique group update

We’ve had tons of great writers email me with interest in our critique group so at this point we’re no longer looking for new members. Thanks, everyone!

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Kindle 2 — My Reading Stats One Year Out

I’ve had my Kindle 2 for more than a year now (purchased Feb 2009). So the big question is–how much have I actually used it? Here are my stats (made easier by Goodreads–I might have to add a new bookshelf … Continue reading

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Three of My Favorite Disney Lullabies

Okay this is a bit off-topic but in the spirit of my new motherhood I thought I’d share a few of my favorite Disney lullabies with you. These are songs I enjoyed as a kid and my baby daughter seems … Continue reading

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Forcing yourself to read

In addition to critiquing each other’s writing every other week, my critique group has a monthly (published) book discussion. We read MG to YA and all sorts of genres. Some of them we’ve loved and others….not so much. Right now … Continue reading

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Aqua notepad

A notepad to write on in the shower! Cool! (via Inkygirl) Here’s a demonstration:Aqua Notepad

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Dan Humphrey’s Top Ten Book List

Have you seen this list of Gossip Girl character Dan Humphrey’s favorite books for 2009? I haven’t read any of them, but I have read other books by a few of these authors. (via bookshelvesofdoom — man she finds some … Continue reading

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New Brontë movies: Ed Westwick as Heathcliff?

Apparently Twilight has popularized Wuthering Heights enough to the point where new film adaptations of both Wuthering Heights (by Emily Bronte) and Jane Eyre (by Charlotte Bronte) are being made.  As you may know, Wuthering Heights is the main character’s favorite … Continue reading

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South Asian YA Lit Bibliography

PoojaMakhijani.com has a great list online of YA books that depict South Asia and South Asian chacters. Head over there and check it out! She also has lists of picture books, folk/fairytales, and what she calls “crossover” books (not sure what … Continue reading

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Writing Tips from TV: Lessons from Project Runway

I love Project Runway. Drama + high fashion + catty fighting = Awesome. But probably the most fun part about this show is watching creative minds at work. But what lessons can a writer take away from this show? #1) … Continue reading

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Tips for writing with a co-author #3: Avoiding Conflicts

So now you have a co-author and you’ve figured out how you’re going to write together, but chances are, you won’t get very far without some sort of disagreement. But how can you prevent these disagreements from escalating? 1) Give … Continue reading

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