Monthly Archives: August 2010

The Great Balancing Act: Part-time Writer, Full-Time Mom

I miss the good old days before the baby (writing-wise, at least). I’d roll out of bed, eat breakfast, and then write until I was finished for the day. I was pretty good at setting goals and getting work done, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Feed by M. T. Anderson

Loved this book. MT Anderson creates a unique character named Titus with an unforgettable, ironically funny voice. Titus lives in a world where people are linked directly to the internet (or to the “feed”) through their minds. The “feed” is … Continue reading

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Boston Area Mockingjay Release Parties

Attention Hunger Games fans: Those of you who haven’t already pre-ordered on Amazon, can get your copy of Mockingjay at local bookstores during one of the many fabulous Mockingjay parties going on next week. Here are some of the parties … Continue reading

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I’m on vacation! Back next week with more thrilling blog posts.

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How to Watch TV Like a Novelist Part Three: Details, details

We’ve talked about characters and plot. Now for the final part of this series: details. When trying to make a scene more realistic, directors rely on props and costumes. The right details can totally make a scene. Whenever I get … Continue reading

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Medical fiction question #1: The Disorderly Orderly

I have gotten a great response from my guest post over at the GLA blog about writing a hospital scene. A few of the questions have just been way too specific for me to answer, but this past week I … Continue reading

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