Write in Your Own Voice

I’ve become increasingly convinced that writing in my own voice is important. But I’ve been writing almost as long as I’ve been talking, and frankly, I write a lot better than I speak. Chalk it up to ADD, lack of confidence, or daydreaming, but my...

The Problem With Writing on the Internet

I’ve been writing my whole life. When I was little, before I could do much with words, I made stories by drawing out each scene, frame by frame, on a notepad. I’d sit in the back of my parents’ station wagon and I’d sketch out the adventure du...

2012 Goals – Writing

I haven’t made the time this year for goal setting. Not personal goal setting anyway – work requires it, so I’ve already turned those in. But there are certain goals floating around in my head, just waiting for the right precipitate so they can...

Hide and Seek

It was our turn.   They counted on the porch, eyes closed, squinting, their voices louder than they needed to be.   I grabbed Alex, hefted him under one arm, and sprinted as quietly as I could across the nearly grassless expanse of lawn toward the tree line....

NaNoWriMo Begins!

As I’ve mentioned before, I’m taking a crack this month for the first time ever at the NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) competition.   I’ve written fiction for a very, very long time. I’ve never finished anything longer than a...

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