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Tricks of the Social Media Trade

“Social media is not about the exploitation of technology but service to community.” ~ Simon Mainwaring I have written before about marketing one’s self on social media and the different platforms that can be and are beneficial to connecting and promoting yourself. It isn’t just what you use, but HOW you use it. Social media isn’t abhorrently evil. Heck even my Grandmother is ….

Lessons in Editing

“That’s the thing about making a movie: You never finish editing. They just take it away from you.”  ~ Abel Ferrara Editing. The bang of any writers existence. I effing hate it. Seriously. Any and all expletives do apply to editing. I have spoken at length about how NaNo quickly stomps out all writing OCD because the goal is to ….

NaNoWriMo 2016 in the Books (Literally)

“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.” ~ Benjamin Franklin Success! I didn’t think I would reach this point. That I would be able to finish my novel.And if I did, I was sure I would be burning the midnight oil november 30. While I had started out strong, the last week I was bogged down with ….

It Takes a Village

“Be strong, be fearless, be beautiful. And believe that anything is possible when you have the right people there to support you.” ~ Misty Copeland I feel incredibly thankful for many reasons. Even when life can be pretty sucky (which it kind of was this weekend), there is still always something or someone to be grateful for. I am always ….

Café Jax: My Writing Home

“If it wasn’t for the coffee, I’d have no identifiable personality whatsoever.” ~ David Letterman I know I use the words hidden gem a lot, but this place really is that. Located between first and second avenues on eighty-fourth street, walking in it doesn’t appear like much. A small room with a coffee counter covered in baked goods with a wide ….

As Long as You read….

“I never feel lonely if I’ve got a book – they’re like old friends. Even if you’re not reading them over and over again, you know they are there. And they’re part of your history. They sort of tell a story about your journey through life.” ~ Emilia Fox  Both my first and fourth grade teachers told me “As long ….

Brain Marathons

“To hold a pen is to be at war.” ~ Voltaire Oh Voltaire, you smart little thinker you. Last night it felt like I had run a brain marathon. Seriously. My mind was panting, I felt like I was going to collapse, I think I even broke a sweat a time or two. I was pushed to the brink. All ….

My NaNoWriMo WIP

All good writing is swimming under water and holding your breath. F. Scott Fitzgerald Each year I try to go outside my comfort zone with my NaNoWriMo projects. The first novel I completed, as in surpassed fifty thousand words and completed with a “The End” was three years ago. It was Historical fiction slash romance and very fitting with my major ….

NaNoWriMo Tips: Surviving the Month

“I’m writing a book. I’ve got the page numbers done.” ~ Steven Wright I gave a brief introduction about NaNoWriMo a couple days ago. While I touched on the craziness, I neglected to mention that all this is going on while I am in school and working full time. I know, I won’t have much of a social life in ….

Happy NaNoWriMo!

“In 2006, when I had come very close to calling my agent and telling him I needed to take a break, NaNoWriMo was where I found my inspiration again.” ~ Amelia Atwater-Rhodes  Wha— what did I just say? I swear it isn’t gibberish. Nor is it the name of a Pokémon character. NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month. Otherwise known ….

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